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Scottish Brewers

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December 1961.

1931 William Younger and Co merged with William McEwan and Co to become Scottish Brewers.

Post WWII: Scottish Brewers acquired several more operations including Red Tower Lager Brewery of Manchester in 1956 and Thomas and James Bernard, J. and J. Morison, and Robert Younger of Edinburgh in 1960.

1960 In April, Scottish Brewers and Newcastle Breweries merged to form Scottish and Newcastle Breweries Ltd. After the merger, the wines and spirits businesses were combined and the two brewing centres essentially carried on business as before.

1996 Scottish and Newcastle purchased Courage from Foster's, creating Scottish Courage as its brewing arm.

2002 The brands were under the ownership of Scottish Courage, and were brewed at the Fountain Brewery, former home of McEwans.

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