Meantime brings back Union Lager for London bars

Union LagerMeantime Brewing Company in Greenwich, London, is re-launching the first beer it ever produced, the Union Lager.

First produced in April 2000, the Union will be the brewer’s 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 in Greenwich – was successful in its campaign to bring back the Union for a short month-long run.

An instant hit on its return, Meantime is making it 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. It has a clean malt character that is light to medium bodied, resulting in a refreshing 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 14 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 into 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.

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

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