William McEwan & Co. Ltd

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McEwan Scotland advert zb.jpg
A "Font" truck from 1966
McEwan Younger 1947.jpg
William McEwans.jpg
Courtesy Roy Denison

William McEwan & Co. Ltd, Fountain Brewery, 190 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Lothian.

Founded in 1856. Registered July 1889.

Merged with William Younger & Co. Ltd in 1931 to form Scottish Brewers Ltd.

New brewery built 1973/4.

Closed 2005 and beers were initially brewed by Caledonian Brewery Co. Ltd.


An assortment of images of the brewery:


The brewery in 2004:


Trade marks:

Entry in the Trade Mark Registry

Registration No : 22,772
Description : Hand supporting globe
Date of Application : 7/8/1880
Used Prior to 1870? : 15 years


Registration No : 22,818
Description : Globe supported by hand within ornamental border
Date of Application : 19/8/1880
Used Prior to 1870? : 9 years


Registration No : 442,577
Description : Cream Stout label
Date of Application : 14/11/1923
Used Prior to 1870? : NO