10 Facts About Bass Brewery


Bass Brewery was founded in 1777 by William Bass in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, England.

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Bass Brewery took control of a number of other large breweries in the early 20th century, and in the 1960s merged with Charrington United Breweries to become the largest UK brewing company, Bass Brewery Charrington.

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Bass Brewery is brewed locally in the United States and Belgium.

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Early in the company's history, Bass Brewery was exporting bottled beer around the world, serving the Baltic region through the port of Hull.

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The annual Bass Brewery excursions, laid on by the firm for its employees, were the largest operation of its type in the world by a private company.

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Bass Brewery was one of the original London Stock Exchange FT 30 companies when the listing was established in 1935.

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Bass Brewery had been reliant on railways to distribute its beer from Burton and owned the country's largest private rail network within the town linking its various premises.

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In 1988, Bass Brewery acquired the rights to franchise the Holiday Inn name outside of North and South America and in 1989 went on purchase the Holiday Inn hotel chain from Holiday Corporation.

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The Bass Brewery company decided to focus on hospitality rather than brewing and Bass Brewery' brewing business was sold to the Belgian brewer Interbrew in June 2000.

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From 2000 to 2005, Bass was produced under licence by Molson Coors in Burton, in the original Bass brewery.

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