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Asahi Breweries Ltd. is a leading brewery and soft drink company based in Tokyo, Japan. Asahi was founded in Osaka in 1889 as the Osaka Beer Company and during the First World War German prisoners worked in the brewery.
Some of the Brewery's Range
Asahi Draft - First produced in 1892
Asahi Gold - First produced in 1957
Asahi Stout -
Asahi Super Dry - Brewed under license in the UK by Shepherd Neame since September 2005.
Asahi Black -
Asahi Prime Time -
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.
An Asahi beer mat
(Date unknown post 2005, given to me in August 2019)