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Younger's Brewery

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000767B061 Youngers Beer Glass

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Younger's was an Edinburgh brewery founded in 1749 however there is no documentary evidence to link William Younger to a brewery at this time as he was only 16 in 1749. Younger's was the first brewer in Scotland to register as a limited company, in 1887.
In 1931 Younger's merged with McEwan'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
Younger's Tartan Special -
Younger's Best -
Younger's Scotch Bitter -

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.

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