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2nd December 2015



Celebratory beer brewed with Champagne yeast to commemorate the occasion


Greenwich-based modern craft brewer Meantime has announced the launch of its latest limited edition Brewer’s Collection, IPA 2000, to celebrate achieving its 2000th beer tap listing.


Launching on 1 December at the Crafty Pig in Manchester, Meantime has combined one of its most traditional styles of beer, the Meantime IPA, with champagne yeast to infuse the beer with a delicate carbonation. The complex and fruity flavours of the IPA are allowed to develop and work with the champagne yeast to give bready notes typically associated with sparkling wine. Presented in a 750ml Champagne corked bottle, the beer is 8% ABV and perfect to celebrate with and savour.


The 2000th tap listing follows another successful year for the UK’s leading modern craft brewer. From humble beginnings in a Greenwich flat, and having always been at the forefront of the craft beer scene here in the UK, Meantime has grown exponentially over the last 15 years; securing 2000 beer tap listings is a significant milestone.


Building on a strong presence in London and South East England, the 2000th tap also celebrates Meantime’s growth in the north of the country and highlights the enthusiasm for modern craft beer among drinkers outside of the M25. The craft beer revolution has been changing the face of brewing in the UK with London leading the charge for over a decade, but cities outside the capital are now starting to show the same passion for the craft. Cultural hubs such as Bristol, Glasgow, Manchester and Leeds are all embracing craft beer, with innovative small breweries popping up almost weekly and festivals such as Craft Beer Rising celebrating the movement nationwide.


Meantime Founder and Brew Master Alastair Hook says:Our 2000th tap listing is a huge milestone for Meantime and we wanted to brew something truly unique to celebrate this achievement. By taking one of our signature beers, the IPA, and giving it our own special twist, we’ve created an ale that encapsulates the pioneering spirit that has brought us to this momentous occasion.


What’s more, 2016 promises to be an exciting year for Meantime with the installation of the new pilot brewery, which will allow a new beer to be brewed every few weeks and will become the centre for innovation in the business. The coming year will also see the launch of the Make Time for It campaign, where Meantime will partner with craftsmen across the UK and challenge them to create something unique in six weeks; the time it takes Meantime to brew a beer from start to finish.


Meantime’s IPA 2000 goes on sale on 1 December and is available in 750ml Champagne style bottles from Meantime’s Tasting Rooms Shop in Greenwich, as well as online at


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About Meantime

Meantime Brewery was founded fourteen years ago in Greenwich, London. The brewer is now one of the UK’s largest modern 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 seven bottled beers in Meantime’s core bottled range: London Lager, London Pale Ale, Pilsner, Yakima Red, IPA, London Porter, Chocolate Porter, Wheat beer, Raspberry Wheat and London Stout. The brand also packages its London Lager, London Pale Ale, London Stout, Meantime Wheat, Yakima Red and Pilsner on draught. Meantime is now stocked in over 700 on-trade outlets as well as Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and M&S.







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