200 years of brewing excellence
Daniel Thwaites born.
Betty Duckworth born to Edward Duckworth.
Daniel Thwaites, becomes a partner in the Eanam Brewery.
Eanam Brewery becomes the sole property of Daniel Thwaites.
Daniel Thwaites dies. Brothers Daniel II, John and Thomas inherit the brewery.
Daniel II becomes sole owner of brewery as brother John retires.
Blackburn Snig Brook Brewery Acquired
Daniel II becomes the MP for Blackburn
Elma Thwaites inherits the brewery after Daniel II
Thwaites becomes limited company.
Thwaites starts expansion after James Pickup and Co Wines and Spirits and Henry Shaw are purchased.
Double Ben introduced and Thwaites begins to bottle its beers.
Old Dan brewed to celebrate 150th anniversary.
Thwaites Scholarship initiated by John Yerburgh and Thwaites re-introduce dray horses.
Eanam becomes Star Brewery – extended at a cost of £1.5m.
Opening of new bottled beer and keg store.
Thwaites Dark Mild wins first of its two Champion Beer of Britain awards.
Stein Pilsner introduced.
Further expansion when Yates and Jackson of Lancaster acquired for £5m+
Thwaites Dray horses are awarded freedom of Blackburn after 25 years service to the community.
HRH Princess Anne unveils plaque at Star Brewery, which has undergone £4m of investment.
The Daniel Thwaites Charitable Trust is launched.
Thwaites launches the Northern Smoothie, Thwaites Smooth.
Thwaites begin distribution of Warsteiner.
40th Year of Travel Scholarship.
Thwaites expand into Midlands purchasing 29 pubs. Anne Yerburgh becomes chairman.
Prince Charles toasts Thwaites Beers at Craven Heifer, Stainforth
Launch of Lancaster Bomber and Thwaites expand into Yorkshire purchasing 28 pubs. Thwaites Theatre opens in Blackburn.
Thwaites expand into South Yorkshire with multi-million pound purchase of Rosewood Pub Company.
Thwaites sign England all rounder Andrew Flintoff to be face of Lancaster Bomber. Man of the Series Flintoff helps England regain the Ashes.
Thwaites celebrate 200 years of brewing excellence.