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The Messina Brewery was founded in 1923 by the Lo Presti - Faranda family. In 1988 the Messina company was acquired by Dreher Spa of Milan, which became Heineken Italia. By 1999 the plant in Messina was only used as a bottling plant and in 2011 the whole Messina operation was closed down. In 2016 the brewery was re-opened as a private brewery, but is unable to brew Messina bier as it is still owned by the Heineken group.
Some of the Brewery's Range
Messina - Originally called Trinacria.
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.