3 March 2014

Meantime Brewery Tour, Greenwich.

I know East London is becoming very fashionable, but it's not the trendy Shoreditch bars, pop-up Restaurants or clothing markets that have me under a spell. It's the unique museums, cries from street-side chefs of Pie, Liquor and Mash, Kiwi Chutney stalls, and the quirky humour of Cockney cash machines.
 
Now, we have another for the growing list.  

All of these.



The tour is through their brewery a 5min bus from North Greenwich station. You get to try loads of beautifully smooth beer, a micro -history of beer and the world and a hilarious Cockney Bloke explains which 'Unctuous' beer goes the best with Eggs Benedict.





There was just so much to keep us enthralled - the beautifully flavoured beer, the techy brewing process and the fantastic tour guide keeping us in order (well, it was mostly the rowdy Australians on our tour).





The tour groups are just the right size too - small enough to fit in the brewery and most importantly the tasting room, and big enough to not feel singled out (apart from the bloke who said Leonardo DiCaprio deserved an Oscar. Mate, you well deserved that ribbing).







Why brew it in London? I think like to think it's because they are heroes; providing a safe place for husbands and boyfriends to gather and yell at Football players, producing artisan beers in a world where icy lager is taking over and keeping the rowdy Australians who were on our tour in some kind of good behaviour. Meantime Brewery, you are legends.

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22 comments :

  1. I do love a good brewery tour! Also, I nominated you for the Liebster Award :)

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  2. That looks fantastic. We've gone on a few microbrewery tours but none of them have looked as technologically advanced as this one. I wish their beer was available here. Would totally try it.

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    1. If only the bottles weren't pressure sensitive!

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  3. That sounds like fun, we did a brewery tour this summer and loved it so much!

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  4. I had one of their beers the other day! Was good. Rowdy Australians? NEVER! ;)

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  5. Sounds like a fun outing if you drink. Nice clicks.

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  6. Looks awesome! Hope you had a great day ;-)

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  7. I've been invited here but never quite made it. The beers are really very good even for someone like me who prefers wine

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  8. The drink scene in London is getting noticed now along with the food scene!

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  9. Sounds like you had a great time.

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  10. I didn't know the brewery was at Greenwich too although there's a microbrewery pub in Greenwich we've visited. Not sure if the two are connected - I clicked through to their website to check but couldn't face the faff of entering my DOB before gaining access!!

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  11. Wow, what a GREAT place and review! I must try to get there next time I am in London!

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  12. This sounds really fun. I would love to do a brewery tour.

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  13. Great review, one that my Jonny would love to go on! :)
    Janie x

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  14. Sounds as though you had a good time. I'm not really a beer drinker, but I do approve of proper breweries :)

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  15. Don'r drink beer but if I did your review would encourage me on to the tour

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  16. I do drink beer sometimes, and am more encouraged to do so if I know where it is from! Must look them up!

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