Welcoming guests, Brompton’s Stephen Loftus, referred to the marriage between the companies as perfect and joked about thanking the bridesmaids. About visiting Meantime Brewery, he said he: “I felt a de-ja-vous in how similar the companies were, from the people I spoke to and the passion of the staff, to the innovation and creativity that they were working on.”
“I think he wanted a magic carpet that he could fold up and put in his pocket. He created the next best thing, the Brompton bike.”
Both companies were born and bred in London. Brompton started in 1975 as the founders’ solution to getting around town. Loftus tells us: “I think he wanted a magic carpet that he could fold up and put in his pocket. He created the next best thing, the Brompton bike.”
A few years younger, the meantime Brewery was founded in 1999, and their first beer brewed in 2000. Both companies tell us they share one key passion: a desire to be different, creative and innovative. They pride themselves on ensuring skill and dedication to quality run through everything they do.
The Meantime Brewery set brompton a pretty special challenge – given that it took six weeks to brew the perfect beer, could Brompton design and produce a bike to encapsulate the spirit of the Meantime Brewery within the same time frame?