Hackney Wick, London, UK
CRATE was formed back in 2012 just before the Olympics made its way to east London. It has become one of the most well known small breweries since then with its fantastic pizzas and wonderful taproom in Hackney Wick. It has 4/5 core beers including an IPA, a lager, a stout, pale ale and a bitter which I reviewed in April 2014.
Weird Beard Brewing Co.
West London, UK
I’ve been no stranger to admiring beers by Weird Beard on this blog having reviewed a single IPA named Five O’Clock Shadow and a double IPA named Holy Hoppin’ Hell. Mariana Trench is my venture into anything other than an IPA by Weird Beard mind you.
Hackney, London, UK
You might have heard of Bosko by Pressure Drop, which is their flagship IPA and a bloody great one at that. I spent a night purely drinking it at The Old Fountain in Old Street, a night I don’t remember that well, unsurprisingly. Even more recently at The Hop & Berry I had a few pints of it during the Pressure Drop tap takeover. I’ve previously reviewed Stokey Brown, Pale Fire and Freimann’s Dunkelweiss on Keg to Differ and now is the turn of Bosko Absoluto.
N7 Pale Ale
Islington, London, UK
Right off Upper Street you’ll find old now new brewery, Hammerton. First founded in 1868 the brewery closed in the late 50s and demolished. However in 2014 Lee Hammerton, a member of the Hammerton family decided to resurrect Hammerton Brewery. Residing in Stoke Newington I believe Hammerton is techcnially now my closest brewery (with Pressure Drop moving a while back) so I’ve wanted to try a beer for a long time.
The Five Points Brewing Co
Hackney, London, UK
Five Points make fantastic beers. They have three core beers, Hook Island Red, Pale Ale and Railway Porter. They currently produce my favourite porter and favourite red beer so when I found out they were taking a foray into IPA I was ridiculously excited. My favourite style of beer, IPA and one of my favourite London breweries, Five Points, what could go wrong?