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William McEwan opened the Fountain Brewery in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, in 1856.
In 1931 McEwan's merged with Younger's to form Scottish Brewers, which in turn merged with Newcastle Breweries in 1960 to form Scottish & Newcastle. The company's UK operations were taken over by Heineken in 2008 and in October 2011 the Bedford-based Wells & Young's Brewery announced that it had purchased the Younger's and McEwan's brands from Heineken UK.
Some of the Brewery's Range
McEwan's Export -
McEwan's Champion Ale -
McEwan's Headspace -
McEwan's 80/- (eighty shillings) -
McEwan's 70/- (seventy shillings)-
McEwan's 60/- (sixty shillings)-
McEwan's Best Scotch -
McEwan's Scotch Ale -
McEwan's Lager -
McEwan's Red - An ale with a reddish tinge introduced in 2013
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.
A McEwan's 80/- beer mat,
part of a collection given to me in September 2020
(Original date unknown)