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of Edinburgh, Scotland
Brewers of McEwan's Beer.
1856 The Fountain Brewery was opened by William McEwan in the Fountainbridge area of Edinburgh.
1857 William McEwan introduced Steel's patent mashing machine to the company.
1860s The company was exporting to the colonies.
1886 William McEwans' nephew, James Younger, became manager of the company.
1889 The company became a public company: William McEwan and Co Ltd
1900s The brewery had a large share of the market throughout Scotland and north-east England, and was exporting to Australia, New Zealand India and South Africa.
1907 Boroughlock Brewery was acquired from Alexander Melvin and Co.
2005 In June McEwan's Brewery finally closed, with production of the McEwan's and Younger's beers being transferred to the Caledonian Brewery.
"/- Is an old writing convention for shillings. The 60, 70 and 80 shilling beers are named after the original duty on a barrel.