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Rhymney Brewery

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Rhymney Hobby Horse Beer Glass

Additional Information

The Rhymney Brewery in Rhymney, Caerphilly, Wales. Was founded in 1839 by William Copeland, Chairman of the Rhymney Iron Co. to supply beer to their employees. In 1929 the brewery became a separate company which was registered as Andrew Buchan's Breweries Ltd. The brewery name changed to Rhymney Breweries Ltd on the 25th May 1959. In the 1960s Rhymney was the largest brewery business in Wales and in January 1966 the brewery was acquired by Whitbread and brewing ceased in April 1978.
In 2004 father and son Steve and Marc Evans, registered Rhymney Brewery Ltd and commenced brewing in January 2005 in Dowlais taking up the Rhymney name.
The brewery moved to Blaenavon Gwent in 2012.
Some of the Brewery's Range
Rhymney Hobby Horse -
Rhymney Dark -
Rhymney Export -
Rhymney Bitter -
Rhymney Golden Ale -
Rhymney Bevans 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.

Old Rhymney Logo

Rhymney Logo
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(2014 Shown)