Thursday, 14 March 2013
Stringent laws and less than stringent journalism
I realise the Metro is best known for recycling stories that were on the internet six months previously but this caught my attention. Stringent laws prevent the sale of unpasteurised, unfiltered beer, do they? I must have dreamt all those pints of cask ale I’ve consumed, then. Or the majority of British brewers are living on the wrong side of the law. Yeah!
Sarkiness aside, I am all about fresh beer these days, drunk as near to the source as possible, so I applaud this development. Sadly, I’ve never yet had a Meantime beer that I thought was any better than decent. Even when I went to the Union and Old Brewery in Greenwich, I thought the guest Schönramer lager was much better than any of their own beers. This is rather a shame because I admire Alastair Hook and Rod Jones immensely. Perhaps the brewery freshness will give the beer the extra edge that I find lacking.