London brewing tradition inspires smoked porter

london smoked porterMeantime Brewing Company in Greenwich, east London, has created a smoked porter inspired by the beer style that came out of London in the 18th century.

The limited-edition London Smoked Porter is available on draught at Meantime’s bars and pubs plus a select range of specialist craft pubs, bars and restaurants.

The full-bodied beer combines the complex backbone of a traditional deeply flavoured London porter with the character of beechwood-cured malts.

Chocolate, coffee, caramel and dark malt flavours are all present throughout, well balanced by the clean bitterness of traditional Kentish hops, offering a smooth, soft aroma and a lasting finish.

Alastair Hook, brewmaster at Meantime Brewing, said: “We are proud to launch our London Smoked Porter, which is a wonderfully complex and full-bodied beer, offering the nation’s discerning drinkers a true taste of traditional London brewing.

“The use of dark malts creates deep layers of smokiness, with chocolate and coffee notes highlighting the beer’s wonderfully soft hopped finish.

“This is underpinned by a subtle sweetness on both the nose and palate. Our take on the typical London-style dark beer is the perfect brew to end what has been a fantastic year for craft beer.”

London Smoked Porter is a 5.5% ABV beer and pairs well with cured meats and strong cheeses such as aged cheddar or a mature blue.

Meantime Brewery, founded 13 years ago, produces craft beers at its modern brewery opened in 2010. They include a core bottled range of London Lager, London Pale Ale, Meantime Chocolate Porter, Meantime Pilsner, Meantime Wheat, Meantime Raspberry and London Stout as well as London Lager, London Pale Ale, London Stout, Meantime Wheat, Yakima Red and Pilsner on draught.

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