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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Day 31 Drink: Meantime Coffee Porter

Meantime Brewery was founded in 2000 in London. Brewmaster Alastair Hook is recognized for his creativity and was named Brewer of the Year in 2008 by the British Guild of Beer Writers.

Working with Union Coffee Roasters, the brewery uses fairtrade Araba Bourbon beans from Rwanda’s Abuhuzamugambi Bakawa Cooperative in brewing its 6 percent alcohol by volume Meantime Coffee Porter.

Meantime Coffee Porter is infused at the fermentation stage. The brew pours with a very slight head and there is a whiff of cocoa in the aroma. The beer opens with a sweet malty note that is balanced by a dark coffee bitterness.

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