Greenwich Meantime

Meantime dismisses claims it uses Grolsch in London Lager

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The craft brewer says it does not use Grolsch to make its London Lager
The craft brewer says it does not use Grolsch to make its London Lager
Greenwich Meantime has dismissed claims that its London Lager contains Dutch beer Grolsch.

Rumours circulating online said that batches of London Lager contained up to 10% of Grolsch beer, which is also brewed by new Meantime owners SAB Miller.

However, a spokesperson from Greenwich Meantime disputed the rumours and told the Publican’s Morning Advertiser​:“We do not use Grolsch in our London Lager. As you'll appreciate, like all brewers, we do, and have on rare occasion, brewed beer to our strict specifications with other brewers to help us during peak sales periods when we are struggling to meet demand.

“But this has only been required due to seasonal capacity constraints and ever increasing demand. These constraints will be alleviated somewhat by the large investments we are making at the brewery.”

Greenwich Meantime was bought by SABMiller for an undisclosed sum earlier this year, and plans to grow sales and explore European export opportunities.

The Greenwich based craft brewer was started in 1999 and saw its beer sales by volume grow by 58% in 2014, outpacing the UK beer market’s 1% growth during the same period and making it one of the top-performing modern craft brewers in the UK. 

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