In this article we will take a look at 45 of the most Famous Beer & Cider Brand Logos, including the history and information about the breweries, alcohol units, alcohol food pairings.
In this article we give information about gender and the age range of people who we refer to as:
- Male or Female
- Millennials: 1982 – 1999
- Generation X: 1965 – 1981
- Baby Boomers: 1946 – 1964
We also give information about units of alcohol either in pints, bottles or drafts
These Famous Beer & Cider Brand Logos are presented in alphabetical order not in order of popularity or fame.
Abbot Ale brews in Bury St. Edmunds a place with a rich brewing heritage traced back 1,000 yrs. It uses a unique recipe with pale, amber and crystal malts giving it a fully mature and smooth flavour. It also has fruit cake characteristics.
A single pint contains 2.8 units of alcohol.
The beer is perfect with English cheese, Sunday roast and your favourite comfort foods.
The ale is more popular with millennials than any other age group with those people being mostly male.
Abbot Ale is described by fans of the beer as a traditional beer of good quality that is desirable and good value for money.
Amstel is a Dutch brewery founded in 1870 by Charles Antoine de Pesters on the Mauritskade in Amsterdam, taken over by Heineken in 1968, The brewing plant closed in 1882 and production moved to the main Heineken plant at Zoeterwoude.
Amstel Lager is sold in 75 countries, and uses predominantly light pilsner malt, although some dark malt is also used.
A single pint of Amstel Light contains 3.5 units of alcohol. Pale lager sold in the USA contains 2.5 units, and in the UK 4.0 units of alcohol.
The beer is perfect with simple dishes such as Thai red curry or chicken salad.
The ale is more popular with millennials and Generation X than any other age group with those being mostly males.
Amstel is described by fans of the beer as classy but average, and an attractive cream of crop beer.
Bass Brewery is probably one of the oldest their is, and it was founded in 1777 by British entrepreneur William Bass in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, UK. Its main brand was Bass Pale Ale, once the highest selling beer within the UK. In 1877 Bass had become the largest brewery in the world, outputting 1 million barrels annually. The distinctive red Bass triangle became the UK’s first registered trademark.
A single draught pint of Bass beer contains 4.4 units of alcohol. Bass ale, the exported version is usually brewed around 5.0 units.
Bass beer is an all-rounder and is described by fans as a well-made old-fashioned vintage beer. The classic ale is malty, fruity with a nutty aroma and a complex, satisfying flavour.
The ale is more popular with Generation x and baby bloomers than any other age group, with those being mostly males.
Beck’s Brewery was founded in 1873 by Kuder Rutenberg, also known as Brauerei Beck & Co. Beck’s Brewery is based in a northern German city called Bremen. The brewery is now owned by Interbrew subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV who purchased the company in 2008.
One pint of Beck’s Vier lager contains 2.3 units of alcohol. Each 100ml of bottled Beck’s Bier contains 0.48 units of alcohol. One 275ml bottle of Beck’s Bier lager contains 1.3 units of alcohol.
Beck’s is described by fans as a respected Iconic beer that’s refreshing and of good quality. Beck’s is a pale German pilsner that is a light beer with a strong taste but nice flavour. An all-round beer that would go well with most foods.
Beck’s is most popular with Generation X people and slightly more popular with male drinkers of the beer.
Birra Moretti is an Italian brewing company. It was founded by Luigi Moretti in Udine in 1859. It was acquired in 1996 by Heineken International. The brewing plant in Udine was sold to the newly formed Birra Castello S.P.A.; Moretti is now a brand of Heineken.
One pint of Birra Moretti lager contains 2.6 units of alcohol. The ABV for draught Birra Moretti is 4.6 units. Each 100ml of draught Birra Moretti contains 0.46 units of alcohol.
It’s more popular with male millennials and those fans of Birra Moretti beer describe it as an impressive and refreshing beer that is cool and fresh to drink.
Blackthorn Cider is produced by Gaymer Cider Company, a subsidiary of C&C Group. It was previously known as Blackthorn Dry or Dry Blackthorn. The very first Blackthorn-branded ciders were produced from the 1960s onwards, and became the company’s main product line.
A single pint of Dry Blackthorn contains 2.8 units of alcohol. The ABV of draught Dry Blackthorn is 5.0 units. Each 100ml of draught Dry Blackthorn contains 0.50 units of alcohol.
Fans of Blackthorn describe it as a drink for everyone that is a familiar, fresh, and reliably respected cider.
The cider is more popular with Generation X and baby bloomers and slightly more popular with male drinkers.
Boddingtons Brewery was founded in 1853 as a regional brewery in Manchester, UK. they owned pubs throughout the North West and the company ceased operations in 2005.
Boddingtons is an English Pale Ale (Bitter) and was best known for Boddington’s Bitter “the cream of manchester”, a straw-golden, hoppy bitter which was one of the first beers to be packaged in cans containing a widget, giving it a creamy draught-style head.
BrewDog is a multinational brewery and pub chain based in Ellon, Scotland. It was founded in 2007 by James Watt and Martin Dickie, who together own 46% of the company. They produce various types of lagers and ales, and have been the best selling craft beer in the UK.
In 2009, BrewDog purchased its first bar, in nearby Aberdeen, and by the end of 2018 BrewDog operated 78 bars worldwide. In January 2020, they opened their first alcohol-free bar in London.
A single 330ml bottle of BrewDog Punk IPA contains 1.8 units of alcohol. The ABV of bottled BrewDog Punk IPA is 5.6 units. Each 100ml of bottled BrewDog Punk IPA contains 0.56 units of alcohol.
It’s hugely versatile when it comes to food pairing. Lovers of the drink describe it as a good quality, fun and innovative beer that is cool and awesome. It’s more popular with men among millennials’ age range.
Budweiser was founded by Carl Conrad & Co. of St. Louis, Missouri, in 1876 and has become one of the largest-selling beers in the United States. It’s an American-style pale lager produced by Anheuser-Busch, currently part of the transnational corporation AB InBev and produced in various breweries around the world.
A single 330ml bottle of Budweiser lager contains 1.5 units of alcohol. The ABV of bottled Budweiser is 4.5%. Each 100ml of bottled Budweiser contains 0.45 units of alcohol.
Budweiser has been paired with cheese as its hoppy flavour and carbonation cut through the richness of the dish, and the beer will complement the smooth texture of age cheese varieties. Its also paired well with creamy desserts like cheesecake, forming a smoothie-like texture and sweet flavour.
For those who love Budweiser, describe it as recognisable, tasty and a refreshing beer that is good value and enjoyable.
It’s popular with millennials and Generation X, both consisting of male and female drinkers
Bud Light was introduced by Budweiser in 1982 as Budweiser Light, which is Budweiser’s flagship light beer, A single pint of Bud Light lager contains 2.0 units of alcohol. The ABV of draught Bud Light is 3.5%. Each 100ml of draught Bud Light contains 0.35 units of alcohol.
It is most popular with younger millennial males. Bud Light is clean, crisp and ideal for hot weather consumption. It tastes like a slightly alcoholic cream soda. It outsells every other beer in America.
When it comes to food Bud Light is very versatile and can be enjoyed with most foods.
H.P. Bulmer was founded in 1887 in Hereford. Bulmers cider is one of a number of brands owned by the British cider maker H. P. Bulmer
It is one of the biggest selling British bottled cider brands in the UK. The company’s two principal brands including Bulmers, that’s sold worldwide, and Strongbow, which is sold across Europe, the US & Canada, Oceania and East Asia.
A single 500ml bottle of Bulmers cider contains 2.3 units of alcohol. The ABV of bottled Bulmers Original is 4.5%.
Food pairing wise, cider is said to be nice with creamy pasta bakes, quiche, creamy vegetables or chicken soups, boiled or roasted gammon, Salads, Roast pork with apples, cheese, Mild curries. sweet and sour pork.
Bulmers cider is described by fans as the cream of the crop, a good quality attractive refreshing cider. Popular with both male and female drinkers being millennials and Generation X.
The brewery, known as Carling, was founded by Thomas Carling in London in 1840. In 1952, Carling lager was first sold in the UK, and in the early 1980s, it became the UK’s most popular beer brand.
In a single pint of Carling Lager there is 2.3 units of alcohol. The ABV of draught Carling Lager is 4.0%.
When pairing food with Carling it is said to go well with burgers, steak, roasted meats, pizza, spicy food, and a compliment when consumed with fried foods.
Carling is more popular with Generation X men. Described by fans as a good value refresher, largely found everywhere.
Carlsberg was founded in 1847 by J. C. Jacobsen. It is a Danish multinational brewer with it’s headquarters located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Since Jacobsen’s death in 1887, the majority owner of the company has been the Carlsberg Foundation.
A single pint of Carlsberg Lager contains 2.2 units of alcohol. The ABV of draught Carlsberg Lager is 3.8%. Each 100ml of draught Carlsberg Lager contained 0.38 units of alcohol.
Carlsberg is deep golden-yellow in colour and has a honey sweet like smell, with just a kiss of hops and complements spicy foods.
The beer is described by fans as a globally well-made lager, with a quality refreshing taste that is good value. It is more popular with male millennials and Generation X drinkers.
In 1873, German immigrants Adolph Coors and Jacob Schueler from Prussia emigrated to the US and established a brewery in Golden Colorado. Prior to this they purchased a recipe for a Pilsner-style beer from a Czech immigrant named William Silhan.
Both Coors and Schueler invested in the operation to form, as we know it today, Coors Brewing Company. In 1880, Coors bought out his partner, becoming the sole owner of the brewery.
Coors Light was first produced in 1978 by the Coors Brewing Company. In Canada,
Coors Light is dedicated to ensuring that every bottle is ice-cold and refreshing. The Coors beer has a “Cold Certified” label, that turns the mountains on the label from white to blue when the beer’s temperature is lowered to 39 °F (4 °C). reaching the perfect coldness for optimal enjoyment.
A single pint of Coors Light lager contains 2.4 units of alcohol. The ABV of draught Coors Light is 4.2%. Each 100ml of draught Coors Light contains 0.42 units of alcohol.
The crisp, clean taste of Coors Light is the perfect pairing for picnic food, spicy food and American fare.
Coors Light is described by fans of the beer as well made, slick and distinctive, and good quality refreshing beer. It’s enjoyed fairly equally by both millennial male and female drinkers.
Corona Extra is a pale lager that is produced by the Mexican brewery Cervecería Modelo which is owned by Belgian company AB InBev. A corona is commonly served with a wedge of lime or lemon inserted into the neck of the bottle to add tartness and flavour.
Corona Extra has been the top selling imported drink in the US since 1998, and is one of the best-selling beers in the world.
A single 330ml bottle of Corona Extra lager contains 1.5 units of alcohol. The ABV of bottled Corona Extra is 4.5%. Each 100ml of bottled Corona Extra contains 0.45 units of alcohol.
Corona has a cooling effect to an India pale ale (IPA), which is why you see so many people drinking it with Mexican food. It has even been compared to milk, which coats and soothes the tongue after the trauma of a hot food such as Tabasco sauce.
It is best to pair Corona with foods like salsa, hot wings, Thai food and other spicy ethnic varieties. Try it with dishes where chilies are the main ingredient.
It’s enjoyed equally by both male and female millennial drinkers and described as a recognisable, well-made, stylish refreshing beverage.
Desperados is a tequila-flavoured pale lager beer originally created and produced by the French brewing company Fischer Brewery founded in 1821 in Strasbourg, now it’s produced by Heineken in the Karlovačko Brewery.
A single 330ml bottle of Desperados lager contains 1.9 units of alcohol. The ABV of bottled Desperados is 5.9%. Each 100ml of bottled Desperados contains 0.59 units of alcohol.
Desperados has a very strong smell and is, very sweet, like a fruit juice, mostly citrus. The taste has a very sweet and citrus taste to it, a bit tangy, tasting of lemon, lime and Tequila.
Desperados is a beer perfect for all party occasions, i suppose it would go well with Mexican food as i have mostly seen it being served at Mexican restaurants.
It’s mostly enjoyed fairly equally by both male and female millennials. It’s described as recognisable and expensive beverage, but refreshing, tasty, and good quality.
Foster’s was created by two Irish-American brothers, William M. and Ralph R. Foster, who arrived in Melbourne from New York in 1886. The two began brewing Foster’s Lager in 1888.
It was made available to the public in 1889. The product was first exported in 1901, when bottles were sent to Australian combatants during the Boer War.
It is owned by international brewing group AB InBev and is brewed under licence in a number of countries, including its biggest market, the UK, where the European rights to the brand are owned by Heineken International.
A single pint of Foster’s contains 2.3 units of alcohol. The ABV of draught Foster’s is 4.0%. Each 100ml of draught Foster’s contains 0.40 units of alcohol.
Combined with a slightly hoppy but yeasty/malty nose, Foster’s lager is a full bodied beer that is clean and refreshing with a the perfect balance between bitterness and sweetness with excellent drinkability.
Foster’s lager is enjoyed equally by millennials, and Generation X male and female drinkers. They describe it as a good value, average refreshing good quality lager that is for everyone.
Fuller’s London Pride
Fuller’s Griffin Brewery, based in Chiswick, West London, was founded in 1845 and was a family-run regional brewery until January 2019 when the brewing division of Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC was sold to Asahi.
London Pride has been the flagship beer of the brewery since 1958.
A single pint of London Pride ale contains 2.3 units of alcohol. The ABV of draught London Pride is 4.1%. Each 100ml of draught London Pride contains 0.41 units of alcohol.
The English Pale Ale– Fuller’s London Pride is an award-winning classic. A rich, smooth and wonderfully balanced beer, its distinctive malty base is complemented by well developed hop character.
As for pairing it with food, according to Fuller’s website it’s perfectly paired with roast chicken as a marriage of flavours, as the beer perfectly complements the caramelised skin of the chicken, giving it enough bitterness to cut through the meat, potatoes and gravy and cleanse the palate, and not overwhelm the harmonious caramel to caramel match.
The beer is more popular with males in all age groups, being described as a traditional and respected beer that is well made and of good quality.
Goose Island Beer, based in Chicago, Illinois, was founded in 1988 by John and Greg Hall and began as a single brewpub in Lincoln Park, Chicago, and is named after a nearby island.
The larger production brewery opened in 1995, and a second brewpub, in Wrigleyville, in 1999.
A single pint of Goose Island IPA contains 3.4 units of alcohol. The ABV of draught Goose Island IPA is 5.9%. Each 100ml of draught Goose Island IPA contains 0.59 units of alcohol.
The toasty malt notes in Goose Island IPA will complement the caramelized flavors of grilled meats, and are a good match for blue cheese; the hops complement the tang of the cheese while the sweet malt provides a contrast.
The beer is mostly enjoyed by male millennials, and described as a well made beer ahead of the curve, it awesome, beautifully designed and cool.
Grolsch Brewery, known simply as Grolsch, is a Dutch brewery founded in 1615 by Willem Neerfeldt in Groenlo. In 1895 the de Groen family bought the brewery. They started their own brewery in Cuijk the Netherlands in the early 19th century. It held a significant stake until November 2007. During March of 2008 The Grolsch brand became part of SAB Miller Group.
A single pint of Grolsch contains 2.8 units of alcohol. The ABV of draught Grolsch is 5.0%. Each 100ml of draught Grolsch contains 0.50 units of alcohol. Its an all round beer so i guess it will go well with most foods.
The lager is more popular with millennial males, and is described as an impressive distinctive lager that is refreshing and familiar to everyone.
Guinness is a dark Irish dry stout that originated in the brewery of Arthur Guinness at St. James’s Gate, Dublin, Ireland, in 1759. It is one of the most successful alcohol brands worldwide, It is popular with the Irish, both in Ireland and abroad.
The Guinness Storehouse is a tourist attraction at St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland. Since opening in 2000, it has received over 20 million visitors.
Guinness’s flavour derives from malted barley and roasted unmalted barley, a relatively modern development, not becoming part of the grist until the mid-20th century.
A single pint of Guinness stout contains 2.3 units of alcohol. The ABV of draught Guinness is 4.1%. Each 100ml of draught Guinness contains 0.41 units of alcohol.
Pairing Guinness with savory dishes such as Whiskey Glazed Blue Cheese Burgers, Bangers and Mash, Shepherd’s pie, Grilled meats such as Pork Ribs, Lamb, Marinated steak, desserts like Dark chocolate pudding, chocolate hazelnut and salted caramel tarts, chocolate souffle goes down a treat with a pint of Guinness.
Guinness is more popular with Generation X and millennial males, who describe the beer as Good quality, cream of the crop beer that’s traditional and tasteful.
Gerard Adriaan Heineken (1841–1893) convinced his wealthy mother on 15 February 1864 to purchase De Hooiberg (The Haystack) brewery in Amsterdam, at the time it was a popular working-class brand that was first founded in 1592.
During 1873 Dr. Elion who was a student of Louis Pasteur was hired to develop Heineken, a yeast for Bavarian bottom fermentation, establishing the HBM (Heineken’s Bierbrouwerij Maatschappij) and then following the first Heineken beer to be brewed.
You will be able to distinguish the pale lager beer from its green bottles, packaging and red star.
A single pint of Heineken lager contains 2.8 units of alcohol. The ABV of draught Heineken is 5.0%. Each 100ml of draught Heineken contains 0.50 units of alcohol.
Heineken beer goes perfectly with salty canapés. Its bitter, hoppy flavour makes it a good foil for oily foods, like cashews and smoked salmon. The perfect match for a delicious oven baked pizza.
The beer is slightly more popular with millennial males who describe the beer as a recognisable and refreshing beer that is of good quality and is fresh and cool to enjoy.
Hobgoblin is the flagship brand of Wychwood Brewery based in Witney, Oxfordshire, England, and sited at the old Eagle Maltings, originally built in 1841.
In 1990, the Eagle was renamed the Wychwood Brewery after the ancient Wychwood Forest which borders Witney, at the same time the brewery moved to the Two Rivers Industrial estate also based in Witney.
In 1994 the brewery moved back to the site, taking on more of the old site. In 2002 the brewery was taken over by Refresh UK, a subsidiary of Marston’s. Marston’s bought Refresh and Wychwood Brewery outright in 2008.
Wychwood Brewery is known for its character-based label artwork, inspired by the myths and legends surrounding the ancient Wychwood Forest.
A single 500ml bottle of Hobgoblin beer contains 2.6 units of alcohol. The ABV of bottled Hobgoblin is 5.2%. Each 100ml of bottled Hobgoblin contains 0.52 units of alcohol.
When paired with foods this brand of beer is perfect to drink with meat stews & Steak & Ale pies, Sausages & Mash, Burgers & BBQs; roasts; & char-grilled vegetables.
The beer is more popular with millennial male drinkers, they describe the beer as distinctive, refreshing, and a flavourful beer that is good quality and simply awesome.
John Smith’s brewery is based in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, UK and was founded in 1852 and is the highest selling bitter in the UK since the mid-1990s.
Samuel Smith of Leeds arranged for his son John to enter the business in 1847. John Smith eventually acquired the business in 1852, enlisting his brother William to help him
John Smith’s is a legend in the beer world, John Smith’s is a classic, clean Yorkshire bitter with a distinctly smooth and creamy texture. Distinct cereal character with elements of toffee and biscuit. It’s quite a creamy bitter to drink.
A single pint of John Smith’s Extra Smooth Bitter contains 2.0 units of alcohol. The ABV of draught John Smith’s Extra Smooth Bitter is 3.6%. Each 100ml of draught John Smith’s Extra Smooth Bitter contains 0.36 units of alcohol.
It’s said that a Pint of John Smith’s goes well with fish and cold cuts, and very good with salads and spicy dishes but a popular meal would be a roast beef dinner with all the trimmings. Also, keep in mind that ,when it comes to a soft beer like John Smith’s, you should be extra careful with the food you combine it, as if it is soft, the beer will take all the prominence.
The beer is most popular with Generation X males, and they describe it as a recognisable in demand beer, of good quality and value for money.
Kopparberg Brewery was established in 1882 and they are a Swedish brewery and cider company based in Bergslagen in a small town called Kopparberg. The family-owned brewery is the main employer for the small town of just 4,000 people.
Kopparberg Breweries is Sweden’s largest cider brewing company. Kopparberg cider was introduced in 2003 to the UK by B O Times1 Limited, with cider flavours such as the Pear and Apple variants.
Kopparberg was listed between 2003 and 2007 with pub groups such as Wetherspoons and also sold at IKEA stores. In 2007 Kopparberg later released other flavours of its cider, including mixed fruits, strawberry, sweet apple, strawberry & lime, blueberry & lime, elderflower & lime, lemon & lime, Rhubarb, Cherry, Raspberry, Passionfruit, Rosé, Spiced Apple and also non-alcoholic variants.
A single 500ml bottle of Kopparberg Mixed Fruit fruit cider contains 2.0 units of alcohol. The ABV of bottled Kopparberg Mixed Fruit is 4.0%. Each 100ml of bottled Kopparberg Mixed Fruit contains 0.40 units of alcohol.
The cider goes well with fish, chicken, pork, cheese, pies, spicy food and pasta dishes. It is more popular with female millennials and they describe the cider as a refreshing good quality cider that is recognisable and awesome to drink.
The Brewery Kronenbourg was founded in 1664 by Geronimus Hatt in the Free Imperial City of Straßburg, Holy Roman Empire. The name Kronenbourg comes from the area where the brewery relocated in 1850. The company is owned by the Carlsberg Group.
In 1953, Kronenbourg was sold in the UK for the first time in honour of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. On 2 April 2015, Brasseries Kronenbourg launched a new corporate identity which it will use in corporate communications.
It was designed by Carré Noir, which has been the brewery’s design agency for several years. According to a press release, the new logo reaffirms Kronenbourg’s identity as a French brewer with 350 years of history.
A single pint of Kronenbourg 1664 lager contains 2.8 units of alcohol. The ABV of draught Kronenbourg 1664 is 5.0%. Each 100ml of draught Kronenbourg 1664 contains 0.50 units of alcohol.
Kronenbourg is usually paired with light soups and salads, vegetarian dishes; sushi; Gruyère and Feta/goat cheese; sweet and fruity Asian dishes; citrus-flavored dishes, including dessert and salad dressings.
It is more popular with Millennial and Generation X males who describe it as a traditional, refreshing good quality beer that is for everyone.
Labatt Brewing is a Belgian-owned brewery in Toronto, Canada. It was founded by John Kinder Labatt in 1847 in London, Ontario, and is the largest brewery in Canada.
Labatt Blue is a 5% abv pale lager, and the company’s flagship brand. There are 11.53 US fluid ounces (341 ml) of beer in a single bottle. There are 355 mL of beer in a standard can of Labatt Blue/Bleue in Canada with other volumes available in specific regions of the country.
In Quebec, Labatt also produces a stronger larger, Labatt Bleue Dry, at 6.1%.
The beer is brewed using specially selected aromatic hops, its a well-balanced, fully matured, full-flavoured beer with a fruity character and a slightly sweet aftertaste.
Labatt is paired well with fried foods, spicy foods, steaks, burgers, and pizza, as well as cheeses like Cheddar and Parmigiano.
Magner’s Irish Cider was originally born in the Irish town of Clonmel, known as the home of the Irish Cider, and commercial production of the cider has been going since 1935.
Magner purchased the orchard from Mr. Phelan. They quickly established a successful cider mill on the site of Thomas Murphy’s brewery in Dowd’s Lane, Clonmel. Magners is one of Ireland’s only truly authentic ciders, growing apples in 150 acres of their own orchard.
A single pint of Magner’s Original cider contains 2.6 units of alcohol. The ABV of draught Magners Original is 4.5%. Each 100ml of draught Magners Original contains 0.45 units of alcohol.
Foods that are said to go well with cider are Apple Pie, Cinnamon sugar doughnuts, Gingerbread, Pancakes, Squash soup, Creamy pasta dishes, Blue cheese, and a Turkey dinner.
Magner’s cider is said to be popular with both Millennial and Generation X both male and females. They describe the cider as recognisable, good quality, cool and refreshing.
Marston’s is a British brewery, pub and hotel operator. It was previously known as Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries until they rebranded as Marston’s in 2007. It was originally founded in 1834 by John Marston who established J. Marston & Son at the Horninglow Brewery at Burton upon Trent.
In 1898 Marston’s united with John Thompson & Son Ltd and moved to Albion Brewery on Shobnall Road, which the company still operates. In 1905, they merged with Sydney Evershed to form Marston, Thompson & Evershed.
In 1999, Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries purchased Marston, Thompson & Evershed, and In 2007, the company changed its name from Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries plc to Marston’s plc.
In May of 2020, it was announced that, subject to approval from the Competition and Markets Authority and from company shareholders, Marston’s will merge its brewing side of the business with Carlsberg UK, into a joint venture valued at a staggering £780m.
Marston’s will take a 40% stake in the merged firm. The deal will involve Marston’s six breweries and distribution depots, but not its 1,400 pubs.
A single pint of Marston’s Pedigree ale contains 2.6 units of alcohol. The ABV of draught Marston’s Pedigree is 4.5%. Each 100ml of draught Marston’s Pedigree contains 0.45 units of alcohol.
The beer is favored by Generation X and Baby Bloomer males. They describe the beer as a traditional, reliable, tasteful and advanced beer of good quality.
The Miller Brewing Company was founded in 1855 by Frederick Miiler their headquarters are in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. with brewing facilities in Albany, Georgia; Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin; Fort Worth, Texas; Irwindale, California; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Trenton, Ohio.
In 2008, SABMiller formed MillerCoors, which was to be a joint venture with its rival Molson Coors This partnership would consolidate the production and distribution of its products in the US, with each parent company’s corporate operations and international operations remaining separate and independent of the joint venture.
This joint venture ended in 2016 after the SABMiller operation was acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev). On October 11, 2016, the company sold its Miller brand portfolio outside the US and Puerto Rico to Molson Coor.
Molson Coors is now the sole owner of Miller Brewing Company with plans to keep the MillerCoors name and Chicago headquarters operating with the company in much the same manner as it was before the 2016 AB InBev acquisition.
A single 330ml bottle of Miller Genuine Draft lager contains 1.6 units of alcohol. The ABV of bottled Miller Genuine Draft is 4.7%. Each 100ml of bottled Miller Genuine Draft contains 0.47 units of alcohol.
It’s known to go well with all classic beer foods such as Pizza, Burgers, Steak, and other roasted meats, chicken, pasta and spicy foods.
Miller beer is slightly more popular with Generation X males who describe it as a trendy, cream of the crop beer that is distinctive, original and attractive.
Murphy’s Irish Stout, or as most people refer to it as just Murphy’s, is a stout beer that’s brewed at the Murphy’s Brewery in Cork, Ireland. The company is owned by Dutch brewer Heineken International who aquired the brand in 1983.
Heineken heavily promoted Murphy’s worldwide throughout the late 1980s and 1990s the campaign failed to substantially dent Guinness’ global stout market share, and Heineken now focuses its attention on other brands under its banner.
It is brewed to be less heavy and less bitter than its main competitor Guinness. Its flavour is evocative of caramel and malt, and is described as “a distant relative of chocolate milk”. The water at the River Lee in Cork allegedly gave Murphy’s its quality.
A single pint of Murphy’s Irish Stout contains 2.3 units of alcohol. The ABV of draught Murphy’s Irish Stout is 4.0%. Murphy’s Stout Beer goes well with roasted foods, smoked foods, and barbecue/grilled foods. Ideally the beer is sweeter than the dish.
The beer is drunk more by Generation X and Baby Boomer Males who describe it as an underrated and desirable beer that’s impressive and of good quality.
Newcastle Brown Ale
The brown ale from Newcastle was introduced nearly 100 years ago in 1927, and in 1928 the year after it was launched its logo with blue stars was featured on the beer bottles. The 5 points of the star represent the 5 founding breweries in Newcastle.
Newcastle Brown Ale was originally created by Lieutenant Colonel James (‘Jim’) Herbert Porter (born 1892, in Burton upon Trent) he was a third-generation brewer at Newcastle Breweries.
Herbert Porter refined the recipe for Newcastle Brown Ale alongside chemist Archie Jones over a 3 year period. When Herbert had completed the beer, he believed it was a failure, as he had been attempting to recreate Bass ale.
In 1927 Newcastle Brown Ale went into production at Tyne Brewery with Newcastle Breweries having occupied the site since 1890, with brewing on the site dating back to 1868.
Today it’s brewed by Heineken at the John Smiths Brewery location in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire and also for export at the Zoeterwoude Brewery in the Netherlands.
A single 550ml bottle of Newcastle Brown Ale contains 2.6 units of alcohol. The ABV of bottled Newcastle Brown Ale is 4.7%. Each 100ml of bottled beer contains 0.47 units of alcohol.
The suggested pairing is roasted pork, smoked sausage and the nutty flavours of chicken satay, cashew chicken, pecan pie and peanut sauces.
It’s enjoyed mostly by male Generation X and Baby Boomers who describe it as a Distinctive and Recognisable cream of a crop beer that is reliable and honest.
Old Speckled Hen
Old Speckled Hen is a premium bitter from the Morland Brewery, now owned by Greene King Brewery. It was first brewed in 1979 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the MG car factory there on 30 November 1979.
Old Speckled Hen took its name from an MG car which the workers of the MG factory would use as a runaround. through the years of service, the car became covered in flecks of paint, gaining it acclaim in the town and earning it the nickname “Owld Speckled ‘Un”, translated by Ian Williams, the personnel officer at the Abingdon factory into Old Speckled Hen.
A single pint of Old Speckled Hen ale contains 2.6 units of alcohol. The ABV of draught Old Speckled Hen is 4.5%. Each 100ml of draught Old Speckled Hen contains 0.45 units of alcohol.
Though it’s not your traditional pairing, the caramelly malt character of Old Speckled Hen pairs nicely with the milk chocolate and marshmallow flavors of the rocky road. Likewise, the english yeast strain’s contributions to butteriness and fruit play off the nuts in the ice cream.
Peroni Brewery was founded by Francesco Peroni in Vigevano, Italy in 1846. It is best known around the world for its Indian pale ale, Nastro Azzurro that was rated the 13th best-selling beer in the United Kingdom in 2010.
By the year 2016 Peroni was owned by Miller Brands U.K. of SABMiller. As part of and agreements made with regulators before Anheuser-Busch InBev was allowed to acquire SABMiller, the company sold Peroni to Asahi Breweries on 13 October 2016.
A single pint of Peroni Nastro Azzurro lager contains 2.9 units of alcohol. The ABV of draught Peroni Nastro Azzurro is 5.1%. Each 100ml of draught Peroni Nastro contains 0.51 units of alcohol.
Peroni has a crisp and dry taste, making it an ideal pairing with fish and white meats. Its mild nuttiness and delicate spice notes will complement the quinoa and sweet potatoes.
The beer is more popular with millennials and Generation X males who describe the drink as a good quality tasty refreshing beer that is awesome.
Pilsner Urquell was first introduced in 1842 and it’s brewed by the Pilsner Urquell Brewery in Plzeň (former German name: Pilsen), Czech Republic. Pilsner Urquell was the world’s first pale lager and with its popularity as it was first made it prone to being copied by rival breweries.
It is characterised by its bright golden colour and clarity, and was immensely successful: 9 out of 10 beers that are produced and consumed in the world are pale lagers based on Pilsner Urquell. The German name, which can be roughly translated into English as “the original source”, was adopted as a trademark in 1898.
A single pint of Pilsner Urquell lager contains 2.5 units of alcohol. The ABV of draught Pilsner Urquell is 4.4%. Each 100ml of draught Pilsner Urquell contains 0.44 units of alcohol.
The beer goes well with most roasted chicken or pork dishes with a bit of spice or richness, as the beer adds a spicy hop complement to chipotle or hatch chile brats and has enough bready, buttery, honey sweetness to pair well with Fried Chicken (or Nashville Hot Chicken!)
It’s enjoyed more by male millennials who describe the beer as a traditional beer that’s distinctive and in demand, being of good quality and recognisable.
The larger, known as Skol, was originally brewed by Ind Coope Brewery in Scotland. In the year of 1958 Graham’s Continental was formed. and this was based on a local brew called Graham’s Golden. The name was quickly changed to Graham’s Skol, giving it a Scandinavian impression as the plant had been exported from Sweden and the name later changed once again to just Skol.
In 1964 a new company was formed called Skol International, comprising of four other breweries Allied Breweries (UK), Labatt (Canada), Pripps-Bryggerierna (Sweden), and Unibra (Belgium) This movement was to create a worldwide beer brand, Skol which could be licensed, manufactured and marketed across the world.
Skol is one of the most popular beer brands in Brazil, close behind Brahma Beer being internationally recognized as a Brazilian beer, though not initially made in Brazil. Carlsberg holds a license to brew and market beer worldwide, except in Africa and South America. Unibra holds a license for the African market.
A single pint of Skol lager contains 1.4 units of alcohol. The ABV is 2.8%. Each 100ml of draught Skol Beer contains 1.04 units of alcohol.
Skol beer is is mostly drank by male baby boomers who describe it as a quality global brand of beer.
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*Through our research we collated alcohol information and market research from: yougov.co.uk and Wikipedia for company information.
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