London brewer Meantime has launched a beer made using hops grown on its ‘urban farm’.

The farm, situated on the banks of the River Thames, is the first permanent hop farm in London for over 100 years.

Thames Hop IPA is available from today in 330ml long neck bottles at pubs and restaurants across London, through Meantime’s website and at the brewery shop.

Rich Myers, Meantime marketing director, said: “London is an exciting place to be a brewer right now. The variety of ingredients at our disposal is huge and it allows us to pack flavour into our beer.  More than ever the public are interested in ingredients and their origins, and our farm has really engaged people to discuss and take interest in how their beer is brewed and the ingredients that are used.”

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