Enjoy Christmas in the Meantime

By Phil Hawkins Friday 13th Nov, 2015

I think you’ll agree it’s only fitting that the centre for the world’s time should have a beer to celebrate its importance, so, when the Meantime Brewery got in touch with us to try its selection of Christmas gifts, we knew it was going to be special.

Purveyors of award winning porters and ales, Meantime has built up an excellent reputation for producing high quality craft beers, while maintaining core British values and flavours.

Born in 2000 in a lock up opposite The Valley, its successes fortunately haven’t mirrored that of the nearby Charlton AFC, rising up to the Premier League of beers as the Addicks languish low in the Championship. As one of the only beers to have year on year winners in the craft beer awards, it’s had all the success Alan Curbishley could only ever wish for.

This Christmas, Meantime is showcasing two gift sets that will make the perfect present for any beer lover, and we were lucky enough to give them both a try recently.

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We awarded the first Dapper Chapper seal of approval to Meantime’s Taste Collection gift pack. Offering one of each of the breweries core range and influenced by brew master Alastair Hook’s travels around the brewing capitals of the world, the set is an excellent introduction to Meantime. Including the 2006 World Beer Cup winner – Coffee Porter, we were big fans of the variety in this collection as there is something to suit all tastes.

The next selection to add to your list for Santa comes in the London Collection Gift Pack, a celebration of our capital’s proud brewing history. This set explores the story of London brewing highlighting two beers that were born (like Meantime) in the city; the Porter, named after the legions of porters who used to work the Greenwich docks , and the IPA that matured to perfection on the passage to India. Presented in smart looking 750ml bottles, this gift set is a favourite for those wanting to enjoy the heritage behind the brand.

Both gift sets are an ideal choice for the gent who enjoys the finer things in life, and much more enjoyable than the typical toiletry gift set you might be used to. With each housed in a luxury gift box, and accompanied by Meantime’s trademark balloon glass, it’s time to drink, be merry and enjoy Meantime this Christmas.

Meantime taste collection gift pack, £24.99


  • 1x balloon glass
  • 1 x wheat 330ml
  • 1 x IPA 330ml
  • 1 x Coffee Porter 330ml
  • 1 x Raspberry Wheat 330ml
  • 1 x Chocolate Porter

London Collection Gift Pack, £24.99


  • 2 x balloon glass
  • 1 x 750ml London Porter
  • 1 x 750ml IPA

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