In 1999 Alastair Hook and likeminded friends founded Meantime in a small Greenwich flat. Setting up a stone’s throw from where the idea was first conceived they proved their commitment to creating truly great beer in becoming the largest and most expensive start up brewery seen in the UK for 80 years.
By 2001 their first pub, The Greenwich Union, opened serving no national brewers products at all. Then in 2002, after twenty years of lobbying by the Society of Independent Brewers the Treasury introduced a system of progressive beer duty for small craft brewers. As the interest and enthusiasm for quality crafted beers increased Meantime continued to excel, winning multiple medals at the World Beer Cup, installing a state of the art bottling plant, expanding their product and even packaging them in champagne bottles.
Time moved on and the awards continued to come in, both for personnel and the company itself. In 2012 production quadrupled with a brewery capacity of 100k hl allowing Meantime to continue to lead the way for craft beers in the UK.
"Following the decision to bring our logistics in house the search to find a suitable Sage 200 business partner began. Having met with several suppliers we felt that the team at Acuity displayed the correct level of technical expertise coupled with a thorough understanding our business process. We are delighted to be working with Acuity and we are confident that the new Sage 200 system will bring further benefits and efficiencies to our operation"
Bob Emms, Finance Director