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CRAFTED BY MEANTIME IN SIX WEEKS

In the six weeks it’s taken us to brew this beer, revered furniture designer Lazerian has created a Meantime-inspired bar stool for our pop-up Make Time For It bar. We’ve used hops with a spiced berry aroma to give this Mild beer a modern, vibrant twist that perfectly reflects Lazerian’s fresh and contemporary style. #MTFIManchester

The six week challenge

As it happened

Week 1
April 25th
INTRODUCING LIAM HOPKINS

We're delighted to kick off the Make Time For It Campaign (MTFI) in Manchester working with Liam Hopkins from Lazerian.

In the six weeks it takes us to brew him a beer, we have challenged Liam to design and produce a bar stool for our pop up bar.

April 26th
THE BREW STARTS...

Meantime Brew Master Ciaran Giblin has started the brew that he has developed for Liam. This will be a reflection of the Lazerian values and ethos...more about this soon.

April 26th

I had 6 weeks to make meantime brewery a bar stool, they have 6 weeks to brew me a beer. Launch for #mtfimanchester will be at Cane and Grain on 2nd June be good to see all you lovely people and have a beer!

Week 2
May 3rd
Tasting @
WHISKEY JAR
07:00pm

We'll be tasting Meantime beer s and have our Virtual Reality headset on hand so you can tour the brewery while sitting in Manchester !

May 4th
Tasting @
ABEL & HEYWOOD
07:00pm

We'll be enjoying some Beer Cocktails tonight. What will inspire you ?

May 5th

The studio @lazerian where Liam Hopkins is working his magic for @MeantimeBrewing #MTFI #mtfimanchester https://t.co/N9Xtlu8bKP

May 5th

Great event last night #MTFI #MTFIManchester https://t.co/lTbMau0VKY

May 7th

#Manchester we're coming at ya! Welcome to #MTFIManchester - join us at some great events over the next month #MTFI https://t.co/Tb9U2TWE8T

Week 3
May 9th

Join us at @beer_studio_bar #Manchester from 6pm tomorrow, do a #virtualreality brewery tour & try some #LondonPaleAle #MTFIManchester #MTFI

May 9th
What's Brewing

We've put a lot of thought into the perfect beer for Liam and his team. What Ciaran and the brewers have designed is a mild beer with a modern, vibrant twist that perfectly reflects Lazerian's fresh and contemporary style. They will be using hops with a spiced berry aroma. We can't wait to taste this one at the big reveal at Cane & Grain on June 2nd.

May 9th

We're at @beer_studio_bar in #Manchester tomorrow eve with our #virtualreality brewery tour & free #LondonPaleAle #MTFIManchester #MTFI

May 10th

Welcome to our #MTFI campaign... We're kicking off in style and hitting the #Manchester streets with #MTFIManchester https://t.co/Tb9U2TWE8T

May 10th

See what's brewing in Week 3 of the #MTFIManchester challenge: we're giving a traditional mild a modern twist #MTFI https://t.co/Tb9U2TWE8T

May 10th

There's only 1 #openmic night to hit up in #Manchester on Thurs, that's at @BanyanTreeMcr - we're bringing the beers #MTFIManchester #MTFI

May 10th

Sorry folks we've had to postpone tonight's event @Beer_Studio_Bar we'll be there on 24th with beer to make up for it! #MTFIManchester #MTFI

May 11th

We're headed to #Manchester @BanyanTreeMcr for a beer-infused #openmic night tomorrow for our #MTFI #MTFIManchester campaign, see you there!

May 12th

#Manchester we're ready for you! Hit up @BanyanTreeMcr for #virtualreality brewery tour & free beer #MTFIManchester https://t.co/aB5ytkx5Gf

May 12th

A lot can happen in six weeks. See what we've been up to on our #MTFI journey, kicking off with #MTFIManchester https://t.co/tUAmRNPaKE

May 12th

#MTFIManchester virtual brewery tours in action @BanyanTreeMcr #hoptastic #maketimeforit https://t.co/RjXdWlUP6w

May 12th

In #Manchester with no plans tonight? Come join our #MTFIManchester journey at @BanyanTreeMcr and try our beers! https://t.co/fCqZ2nRgqo

May 12th
Tasting @
BANYAN TREE
07:00pm

See you all for some beer tasting and an open mic night...should be interesting !

May 12th

#LondonPaleAle #YakimaRed are going down a storm at @BanyanTreeMcr #Manchester - come try some now! #MTFIManchester https://t.co/u9fHppIQQv

Week 4
May 16th

The next step of our #MTFIManchester journey is taking us to @MetDidsbury tomorrow eve - join us for beers and more https://t.co/Tb9U2TF3hl

May 16th

Follow our six-week #Manchester journey and see what's brewing for #MTFIManchester @lazerian https://t.co/zJMvX6jPCF

May 17th

#HalfPint is on its way to you @MetDidsbury @DaveMeantime - nicely loaded with #LondonPaleAle & #YakimaRed - see you soon! #MTFIManchester

May 17th

Come meet our legendary brewer Rod at @abelheywoodnq on Thurs for an evening of beer and food joy #MTFIManchester https://t.co/0VzgMMS5Rh

May 17th
Liam's workshop

Liam has been working late on the 'Hop Back' barstool. We've been helping inspire him.

May 17th

Become a part of #MTFIManchester join us at @abelheywoodnq Thurs to meet our brewer Rod & his bonkers beer knowledge https://t.co/0VzgMMS5Rh

May 17th
Tasting @
THE METROPOLITAN
07:00pm

We'll be rocking up to The Metroploitan with our Half Pint truck so expect our Yakima Red and Pilsner along with our current limited edition beer, California Pale Ale. Grab yourself a Virtual Brewery Tour at some point as well.

May 17th

#MTFIManchester @MetDidsbury @hsbalata @MeantimeBrewing #hoptastic https://t.co/HKsteREpne

May 17th

#oculusinaction @MetDidsbury @MeantimeBrewing #MTFIManchester #Didsbury https://t.co/kBVadPUUuD

May 18th

Thanks @MetDidsbury for having us and the #HalfPint for an awesome #MTFIManchester event last night - loving your beer garden... @ILoveMCR

May 18th

#BeerHero Rod is in #Manchester at @abelheywoodnq tomorrow eve to take you on a beer & food journey https://t.co/0VzgMMS5Rh #MTFIManchester

May 18th

Check out what Liam at @lazerian has been getting up to while we brew him a beer... It's week 4 of #MTFIManchester https://t.co/Tb9U2TWE8T

May 18th

What #BeerHero Rod doesn't know about beer ain't worth knowing. Pick his brains @abelheywoodnq tomo! #MTFIManchester https://t.co/0VzgMMS5Rh

May 19th

Join us in #Manchester @abelheywoodnq later to drink beer & eat food on the next leg of our #MTFIManchester journey https://t.co/0VzgMMS5Rh

May 19th

Only 2 weeks til the #MTFIManchester reveal party of our Hop Back beer & @lazerian barstool @CaneAndGrain #Manchester on 2 June, can't wait!

May 19th
Tasting @
ABEL & HEYWOOD
07:00pm

It's a Meet the Brewer night so come down to meet current Beer Sommelier of the Year and general #BeerHero Rod Jones. Enjoy some Meantime beers and tap into his encylopaedic knowledge of brewing !

May 20th

See what we and @lazerian are up to on week 4 of the #MTFIManchester journey. A lot can happen in six weeks... https://t.co/Tb9U2TWE8T

May 22nd

Check out what we've been up to #MTFIManchester What a #Week4 https://t.co/Tb9U2TWE8T

Week 5
May 23rd

It's been 5 weeks...the Hop Back beer will only be released when Ciaran and the brewers are happy. We should be there by next week...

May 23rd

@Beer_Studio_Bar you're in for a treat with @DaveMeantime #MTFIManchester

May 23rd

It's #MTFIManchester #Week5 & we can (literally) smell Hop Back we're brewing for @lazerian get excited #Manchester https://t.co/VzG5JLNoHr

May 24th

Check out @meantimebrewing 'Make Time for It' campaign kicking off with @lazerianstudio. 6 weeks to brew a beer, 6 weeks to make a piece of furniture for a pop up bar...follow the journey at www.meantime.com #mtfimanchester

May 24th

My beer is nearly ready and so is the bar stool! #mtfi #mtfimanchester #meantime #lazerian #hopback #limitededition #limitededitionbeer

May 24th

My beer is nearly ready and so is the bar stool! #mtfi #mtfimanchester #meantime #lazerian… https://t.co/WD0M3UlIDD

May 24th
Tasting @
THE BEER STUDIO
07:00pm

Get down tonight for some beer tasting and Virtual Reality Brewery Tours

May 25th

We're back at @BanyanTreeMcr #Manchester tonight for another #MTFIManchester tasting event - join us from 6pm for free beer! @ILoveMCR

May 25th

Week 5 of #MTFIManchester - both Hop Back beer & @lazerian bar stool coming along nicely... Follow the #MTFI journey https://t.co/Tb9U2TWE8T

May 25th
Tasting @
BANYAN TREE
07:00pm

We're back at Banyan Tree for more tasting and Virtual Reality discovery.

May 26th

#designer #beer #repost @lazerianstudio My beer is nearly ready and so is the bar stool! #mtfi #mtfimanchester #meantime #lazerian #hopback #limitededition #limitededitionbeer

May 27th

#MTFI #MTFIManchester @CraftyPigNQ @MeantimeBrewing #oculusinaction #freebeer #londonpaleale

May 27th
Tasting @
CRAFTY PIG
07:00pm

What better way to start the Bank Holiday than at the Crafty Pig with a tasting of Meantime beers...it's our pleasure !

Week 6
May 30th

No rest for the wicked. Putting finishing touches to the Hop Back bar stool for @meantimebrewing launch of the beer and bar stool on Thursday @caneandgrain let me know if you would like to come along and I'll put you on the guest list.

May 30th

T-Minus 3 Days til we launch #MTFIManchester + #HopBack beer @CaneAndGrain @ILoveMCR Get yourself along on the 2nd! https://t.co/ywYUjedsC2

May 31st

Our #MTFIManchester journey is in its final week... Only 2 days til we launch #HopBack beer at @CaneAndGrain in #Manchester - see you there!

May 31st
Last week

The beer is ready to go into bottle and the Hop Back bar stool is nearly ready. Liam is making the final additions....

May 31st
Tasting @
WHISKEY JAR
07:00pm

We're back at the Whiskey Jar for some more tasting, if you missed us last time then get down now, it's our penultimate Manchester event !

June 1st

The countdown is ON to the reveal of #MTFIManchester #HopBack beer & @lazerian stool.. Bring on the party @CaneAndGrain #Manchester tomorrow

June 1st

Sparks are flying in the @lazerian workshop as Liam puts the finishing touches to his #HopBack stool #MTFIManchester https://t.co/Tb9U2TWE8T

June 2nd

All set for #MTFIManchester big reveal @CaneAndGrain with @lazerian #HopBack https://t.co/AQPOWZ40rJ

June 2nd

The @MeantimeBrewing #taptakeover in full effect @CaneAndGrain #MTFIManchester #hopback https://t.co/z968We1Rlb

June 2nd

It's all happening at the #MTFIManchester launch night at @CaneAndGrain - join us to celebrate #HopBack https://t.co/yyYPbIg3no

June 2nd

We've worked with @lazerian for 6 weeks...it's nearly time to reveal #hopback @CaneAndGrain #MTFIManchester https://t.co/tGKjMaWBWT

June 2nd

Liam from @lazerian revealing the tricks of his trade at @CaneAndGrain at the reveal of #HopBack #MTFIManchester https://t.co/DViaN4Azdb

June 2nd

Over to our very own brewer Rod to explain how we've brewed #HopBack over the past six weeks #MTFIManchester https://t.co/CyNsu1JwmQ

June 2nd

Great evening @CaneAndGrain with @MeantimeBrewing for the #MTFIManchester launch. https://t.co/BbYAqEGno7

June 2nd

#HopBack #MTFIManchester beer is a modern take on a traditional #Manchester style Mild beer... And it's cracking! https://t.co/EGXjlaS3O2

June 2nd

Busy night - First stop @common_bar for @MCR_Gin launch now @CaneAndGrain #mtfimanchester https://t.co/WmsjxyfdHA

June 2nd

TIME’S BEEN CALLED AT
CANE & GRAIN

from 7pm

Join us at the bar to meet Liam Hopkins, take a look at the Hop Back bar stool he has created across the six week challenge and taste the hoppy mild beer that we have brewed in the same time.

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