Meantime London Porter
The pioneering master brewer, Alastair Hook, is offering two of his iconic London brews for the Ultimate DrinkBritain.com case – the decidedly hoppy London IPA and this, his London Porter.
Named after the burly blokes that kept Londoners supplied from its markets in days of old, Porter swiftly became the drink of choice for all.
Meantime's rich but smooth brew is made from no less than seven malts and has a warm bitterness that balances the maltcake and figgy pudding flavours – there's a helluva lot going on here.
6.5%, £6/75cl; available from the brewery store, Beer Ritz plus select independents