The head brewer for Meantime beers was most gracious and a lot of fun to talk with. I took up a little more of his time than probably was fair, but he was great! He told the small group there about the beers he makes, yeasts used, packaging decisions, the beers he likes (apparently he’s a big fan of the Northwest IPAs), the reasons for keeping the beers he does in their style, and going back to the 1700’s to find the recipe for their porter.
I thought about asking for a photo with him, but felt too embarassed to ask. What can I say?
Apparently Meantime’s coffee beer is supposed to come to the US soon, and I can’t wait.
It’s just a touch depressing to visit the web site though. When I was told that they brewed over twenty kinds of beer, I was impressed but saddened I wasn’t going to get to try them. Going to the web site and seeing the bottles though…well that just smacks me in the nose: Not for you!
All in all, it was a great event, and once again, thanks to both the Belmont Station for hosting, and Mr Hook for his time.