Skip to main content
7th February 2014

Meantime Brewing Union Lager Returns as a Limited Edition Due to Public Demand

Meantime Brewing Company, the Greenwich-based craft brewer, is re-launching the first beer the brewers ever produced, the Union Lager.

First produced in April 2000, the Union will be the first limited edition seasonal brew of 2014 and is inspired by a classic Viennese lager with a full malt flavour.

In June last year, The Greenwich Union – the brew’s namesake pub – was successful in its campaign to bring back the Union for a short month-long run. An instant hit on its return, Meantime is bringing it back again as an official limited edition beer available across a host of London bars for as long as it lasts.

Brewed using a range of roasted malts, the brew is deep copper in colour with a light malt undertone and bready, caramel flavours, alongside a balanced hop bitterness. Overall, the Union Lager has a clean malt character that is light to medium bodied, resulting in a refreshing yet satisfying beer.

Alastair Hook, Master Brewer at Meantime Brewing said:

“Union Lager was the beer that launched Meantime, and it’s great to know that it’s still as popular now as it was fourteen years ago.

“Slow fermented and cold-matured over a lengthy period of time to ensure perfect balance and natural carbonation, the Union Lager offers caramel flavours on both the nose and palate.

“With a warming, yet refreshing flavour, we think this is the ideal choice for offering customers a brew that will take them through the darker winter months and out in to spring.”

Meantime Union Lager is 4.9% ABV and is robust enough to hold its own against spicy foods, providing the perfect accompaniment to everything from pizzas to veal or spicy goulash, providing a well-rounded mouthfeel to even the strongest dish.

The beer is available on draft at Meantime’s retail outlets, and will also be on-tap at a select range of specialist craft pubs, bars and restaurants.

For wholesale orders of Meantime Union Lager, contact
Hope&Glory PR  | 020 7566 9747
James Gordon-MacIntosh | | 07940 570 288
Carl | 07864 688 932
Don | 07801 886 518


About Meantime
Meantime Brewery was founded fourteen years ago in Greenwich, London. The pioneering and innovative brewer is now one of the UK’s largest craft brewers and still continues to make its beers in the same way, having built a state-of-the-art brewery in 2010. There are ten bottled beers in Meantime’s core bottled range: London Lager, London Pale Ale, Chocolate Porter, Pilsner, Wheat, Raspberry Wheat, London Porter, India Pale Ale, Yakima Red and London Stout. The brand also packages its London Lager, London Pale Ale, London Stout, Wheat, Yakima Red and Pilsner on draught. Meantime is now stocked in over 750 on-trade outlets as well as Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and M&S.