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July 1960.

J. and R. Tennent of Wellpark Brewery, Glasgow.

1740 Hugh and Robert Tennent founded a brewery business in Glasgow.

1769 John and Robert Tennent, Hugh's sons, were running the family business under the company name of J. and R. Tennent.

1790s The business expanded when the Tennent family purchased the neighbouring brewery of William McLehose, and renamed the 5-acre site Wellpark Brewery.

1881 Hugh Tennent, the great-great-grandson of the original Hugh Tennent, created the first lager brewed in Scotland, Tennent's Lager.

1884 Hugh Tennent gained control of the company.

1963 Company was acquired by Charrington United Breweries, and later became part of the Belgian Interbrew group.

2000s It is currently owned by Tennent Caledonian Breweries which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bass Brewers, itself owned by Belgian brewing company InBev (formerly known as Interbrew).

The company make Tennent's Lager and Tennent's Super.

See Also

  • [1] Tennents Official Website

Sources of Information

  • [2] Wikipedia
  • Trademarked. A History of Well-Known Brands - from Aertex to Wright's Coal Tar by David Newton. Pub: Sutton Publishing 2008 ISBN 978-0-7509-4590-5