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Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Weihenstephan Beer Glass 000206B004 Weihenstephan Beer Glass 002076B123

Additional Information

The Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan (Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan) is a German brewery located on the site of the former Weihenstephan Abbey in Freising, Bavaria. Until the 1950s, the brewery described its date of foundation as the year 1146. Then a document allegedly dating to the year 1040 surfaced stating that, Otto I, Bishop of Freising bestowed a brewing right upon the abbey. This document is generally dismissed as a forgery from the early 1600s. The first written record of the brewery dates to the year 1675.
Some of the Brewery's Range
Weihenstephaner 1516 Kellerbier -
Weihenstephaner Festbier -
Weihenstephaner Original Alkoholfrei -
Weihenstephaner 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.

Old Brewery Logo

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