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Brauerei Gebr. Maisel KG (Maisel Bros. Brewery) is a family-owned brewery located in Bayreuth, Germany, best known for their wheat beer. It is the fourth largest producer of wheat beer in Germany. The brewery was founded in 1887 by brothers Eberhardt and Hans Maisel in the Upper Franconian city of Bayreuth.
In 1955, the brewery introduced Maisel's Weisse, a line of wheat beers for which they are best known. In 2001, the Maisel family sold a 35% stake to Veltins, which was purchased back in December 2005, although the two breweries still cooperate on distribution.
Some of the Brewery's Range
Maisel's Weisse Dunkel -
Maisel's Weisse Alcohol-Free Wheat Beer -
Maisel's Weisse Original -
Over the years the brand identity is updated and re-launched with subtle changes, a change of Logo or a new font.
Sometimes this brand update is done by the new owners after a brewery has been sold, other times just to give the brand a fresh new look on the ever growing market.
Below are some notes to help identify some of these changes and an aid to reference the year of the glass.
Maisels Weisse Logo
A Maisel's beer mat (W9 x H9cm).
Part of a collection given to me in September 2020.
Original date unknown could be circa 1975