One hundred and fifty years ago the new bitter beer style, Pale Ale, was so popular that brewers had to import Californian hops to meet demand. Meantime London Pale Ale continues that tradition by combining lots of American Cascade and Centennial hops to give it a complex citrus aroma and buckets full of local Kentish Goldings to provide the bitterness that makes the style so refreshing. Together they conspire to assail the nose with a complex, heady mix of spearmint, grass and ‘hop sack’ aromas, fruity citrus flavours and a bitter finish that makes pale ale drinking a truly rewarding experience. - Learn more about Meantime Brewing
Alastair Hook founded Meantime Brewing Company in 1999, aiming to put more unique twists on beer styles that have been around for centuries. Based in Greenwich, London, they believe that time is key and patience pays off, taking extra time in the brewing process to ensure every pint is perfect.
They mature the beer for a minimum of 6 weeks, rather than a few days, giving it a greater, more refined taste. It seems to be working, because in 2008 Alastair was named Brewer of the Year by the British Guild of Beer Writers.
Meantime are also famous for their distinctive champagne-style bottles, and are the only brewery to use this bottling technique. View the Meantime Brewing page