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Desnoes and Geddes Limited (D&G) is a Jamaican brewer and beverage producer. It was formed in 1918 by Eugene Peter Desnoes and Thomas Hargreaves Geddes, who combined their two shops into one business. D&G produces one of Jamaica's best-known exports, Red Stripe beer, and also exports Old Jamaica Ginger Beer. Red Stripe was first produced in 1938 and has been brewed under license in the UK by the Bedford based brewers, Charles Wells since 1976. In 1993, 51 percent ownership in Desnoes & Geddes Limited was purchased by Guinness (now Diageo).
Some of the Brewery's Range
Red Stripe - First produced in 1938
Old Jamaica Ginger Beer -
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.