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Tennent Caledonian Brewery
(Wellpark Brewery)

Looking south from the Necropolis and to the Tennent Caledonian Brewery.
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Looking south from the Necropolis and to the Tennent Caledonian Brewery.

Located to the east of Glasgow's High Street, the famous Tennent's lager has been brewed at the Wellpark Brewery has since 1885. However, brewing has been ongoing on the site since 1556 making this brewery the oldest commercial concern in the city. Producing Scotland's favourite alcoholic drink, Tennent's Lager, Tennent Caledonian was the first company in the UK to brew lager. A company of firsts, they produced the first draught lager in 1924, first canned lager in 1935 and the first keg lager in 1963. Directly to the north of the brewery lies the Necropolis and Glasgow Cathedral, while the course of the Molendinar Burn is directly to the west.


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