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The Atlas Brewery was founded in 2002 by Neill Cotton in Kinlochleven, Scotland. In 2004 it merged with the
Orkney Brewery under the name Highland & Islands Breweries. Highland & Islands was then taken over by Sinclair Breweries in 2006. The Atlas Brewery in Kinlochleven closed in 2010 with operations relocated to Orkney. The Atlas Brands still lives on under The Orkney Brewery "Atlas range".
Some of the Brewery's Range
Nimbus Strong Pale Ale -
Wayfarer India Pale Ale -
Tempest Wheat Beer -
Equinox Pale ale -
Blizzard Winter 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.