Banks and Company becomes Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries (W&DB) with an amalgamation of two other breweries, George Thompson & Co. and Charles Colonel Smiths'
W&DB floated on the stock exchange
W&DB purchases Burton based brewer Marston's, Thompson & Evershed. Pedigree becomes part of the portfolio
Marston's invents the FastCask system, a revolutionary system using beads of yeast that allow the beer to 'drop bright' almost immediately
Acquisition of Thwaites Beers - adding Wainwright to the portfolio and a first step into lager and cider with Warsteiner and Kingstone Press and the agreement of Marston's first composite supply contract with Thwaites Pub Co.
Acquisition of Charles Wells Beers Business - Bombardier, Youngs, McEwans and the UK license to Estrella Damm, ERDINGER, Kirin and Founders. Further composite supply agreements to Charles Wells, Youngs & Brakspear Pub Co's