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In Pictures: Tyne Brewery

Tyne Brewery 1884

As last orders are called on the Tyne Brewery, the BBC News website looks at the heritage of the Brown Ale landmark. John Barras took over the Tyne Brewery in 1884. The building originally dates back to 1868. Picture: Ian Dobson.

Horse Dray

There have been huge changes to the methods used to transport Newcastle Brown Ale over the years. Picture: Ian Dobson

Bottling workers from 1928

Newcastle Brown Ale has been brewed at the site since 1927 and is now exported to more than 40 countries. Picture: Ian Dobson

Mash tuns

There have been big changes in the equipment used over the years as brewing methods changed. Picture: Ian Dobson

Cask filling

Newcastle Breweries was formed in 1890 when John Barras came together with four other companies which formed the basis of the famous five-pointed blue star logo. Picture: Ian Dobson.

Bottling hall

Newcastle Brown Ale is well known for its distinctive taste and the clear glass, 'heavy-shouldered' bottle it is produced in. Picture: Ian Dobson


The final production run at the Tyne Brewery included 3,000 bottles of Newcastle Brown Ale with commemorative labels. They will not be on sale but go to employees and the company. Picture: Ian Dobson.


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