Wednesday, 27 January 2010

The Old Brewery's New Brewery

There was much excitement at Meantime on Monday (January 25th) when new brewing plant arrived from Italy, ready for installation in our forthcoming bar /restaurant/ brewery at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich.

The new plant, built by Italian fabricators Velo, will be installed in the Old Brewery, part of the £6m Discover Greenwich refurbishment of the visitor facilities for the Greenwich World Heritage Site.

Brewhouse arriving from Italy

The brewery, which will be opened by London Mayor, Boris Johnson, on March 22nd, is located on the site of the original 1717 brewhouse, built to supply the pensioners of the Royal Naval Hospital, and the bar area will occupy the existing brewery building, built in 1836.

Meantime will be brewing an extensive and eclectic range of beers on this new 10Hl plant. It will produce new innovative experimental beers as well as recreating historic brews and researching old brewing techniques. The brewery will also be the source of beer for Meantime's new College Beer Club, an exclusive, capped membership beer aficionados' club, whose members will receive regular limited edition quantities of these possibly never to be repeated beers. The Old Brewery will, in effect, be the clubhouse. Anyone interested in CBC membership should send a email to.

The Old Brewery, Greenwich, is only the second brewery to be found on a UNESCO World Heritage Site. he other is the Eggenberg Brewery in the historic centre of the Czech town of   Český Krumlov.

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