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1868

Carlsberg beer lands on British shores for the first time. J.C. Jacobsen sends a small sample to Scotland, 21 years after founding the Carlsberg brewery in Copenhagen.

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1950s

The 50s mark a monumental shift in the British beer market. Until now, ale had dominated the bar. But with drinkers rapidly developing a taste for Carlsberg lager, the UK soon becomes the brewer’s most important export market.

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1973

Brewing starts at the new Carlsberg brewery in Northampton. Inspired by a Danish longship, the building is the vision of Danish architect Knud Munk, for which he receives the prestigious Financial Times’ Industrial Architecture Prize.

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1992

Carlsberg and Allied-Lyons – owners of Tetley’s ale – merge brewing activities as Carlsberg-Tetley.

1997

Carlsberg Group assumes total ownership of Carlsberg-Tetley.

2004

The British branch of Carlsberg becomes known as Carlsberg UK.

2008

Announcement of the closure of Tetley Brewery in Leeds, to take place in 2011.

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2013

Northampton brewery opens a new, state-of-the-art £20m bottling line

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2013

Opening of The Tetley in Leeds; transforming the old, art deco Tetley Brewery into an inspiring contemporary art gallery and learning space

2016

Company proposes to no longer provide porterage services and to outsource secondary logistics to DHL Tradeteam in 2017 and 2018.

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2016

Carlsberg unveils a fresh approach to business in its new company strategy – SAIL'22

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2016

San Miguel joins an exclusive group of beer brands as it hits one million hectoliters in a single year for the first time

Carlsberg UK tightens its focus on brewing and selling premium quality beer brands.

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2017

The dawn of a new brewing era - Flagship brand Carlsberg Export gets a makeover inspired by the brand’s Danish roots

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2017

The Brooklyn Brewery range of craft beers join Carlsberg UK's portfolio

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2019

Rebrewed from Head to Hop - Carlsberg Danish Pilsner Launches