‘WE WANT BEER’ read the protest placards on the archival pictures, from the Prohibition era, that cover the walls of the Meantime Brewery Company’s behind-the-scenes tour. And, obviously, that’s what this experience is about.
Fans of beer (anyone?) won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to take a look behind the scenes at one of London’s best brews. While it’s not somewhere you want to visit regularly (I’ve been twice), it’s a unique experience away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
Tour guests are invited to try five different beers that are all produced on site, including the classic London lager, pale ales, porters and special, seasonal brews. While you guzzle the range, an enthusiastic tour guide talks you through the history of the company and the brewing process.
Then, when you’re blind drunk, you take a (slightly treacherous) look around the brewing facilities: the enormous fermentation tanks, hops storage rooms, and other exciting and intriguing parts of the building that I can’t remember because I’d had five beers.