The Pilot Series aims to showcase new and unique beers, with a new style released every two weeks. The new range will be brewed on a high-tech Bavarian style Brewhouse, with capabilities to brew smaller volumes.
The first three beers within the series are Rye-PA, a 6% ABV rype IPA with "a distinctly malty" flavour; Sunset, a 9% abv Imperial Red Ale, “packed full of flavour”; and CTRL-ALT, an Altbeir inspired by an ancient German style of brewing.
Meantime said it plans to gauge the success of these beers at the rate by which they sell out. If a particular style proves to be very popular, Meantime will bring it back as part of its seasonal range the following year.
Richard Myers, Marketing Director at Meantime, said: “Meantime has always strived to introduce the British public to a wide range of great beers and open their minds to trying something different. The Pilot Series gives us the perfect opportunity to continue to push the boundaries of modern craft and have a bit of fun experimenting with some unusual beer styles. We’re proud to say that innovation and quality are the heart of everything we do, so expect to see some great beers coming out of The Pilot Brewery in 2016.”
Initial batches will be available on draught and in 330ml bottles from Meantime’s Brewery Shop and online.
Meantime also plans to run exclusive tasting evenings throughout the year to showcase these beers.