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Bavaria Brewery

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Bavaria Beer Glass 000266B028 Bavaria Beer Glass 000783B062

Additional Information

Bavaria is the second largest brewery in the Netherlands after Heineken. The history of the Bavaria brewery can be traced back to 1680 and has been owned by the Swinkels family since 1719. This independent family brewery is based in Lieshout, North Brabant.
Some of the Brewery's Range
Bavaria - First appeared in the UK in 1984.
Bavaria Radler Lemon - Launched in 2013.
Bavaria Radler Grapefruit - Launched in 2013.
Bavaria 0.0% Fruit Rose - Launched in 2014.

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 Bavaria Logo

Bavaria Logo
Pre 1992
Could be 1980's or earlier

Old Bavaria Logo

Bavaria Logo
2011 to Date


Bavaria Beer Mat 2 Front Bavaria Beer Mat 2 Back

A Bavaria Pilsener beer mat.
(Date unknown)

Bavaria Beer Mat 1 Front Bavaria Beer Mat 1 Back

A Bavaria Radler beer mat.
(Circa 2014/15)