REVIEW: CRATE Brewery Pale

CRATE Brewery
Pale
4.5%
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.
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REVIEW: Weird Beard Mariana Trench

Weird Beard Brewing Co.
Mariana Trench
5.3%
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.
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REVIEW: Pressure Drop Bosko Absoluto

Pressure Drop
Bosko Absoluto
9%
Hackney, London, UK

Pressure Drop
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.
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REVIEW: Hammerton N7 Pale Ale

Hammerton Brewery
N7 Pale Ale
5.2%
Islington, London, UK

Hammerton
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.
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REVIEW: The Five Points Brewing Co IPA

The Five Points Brewing Co
IPA
7.1%
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?
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REVIEW: Orbit Beers London Ivo

Orbit Beers London
Ivo Pale Ale
5.3%
Walworth, London, UK

Orbit Beers
A mile or so from Oval tube station you’ll find Orbit Beers underneath another railway arch. You see South East London and railway arch and immediately think of the Bermondsey breweries but Orbit Beers London is based in largely unknown Walworth. It is a very new brewery having only been open for trade since last summer in July time. This is a brewery with goals, ambitions and a business plan. A plan for a taproom, more beers and an impressive van.
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REVIEW: Beavertown Holy Cowbell

Beavertown Brewery
Holy Cowbell India Stout
5.6%
Tottenham, London, UK


Back in summer Beavertown, formerly based in Hackney moved to Tottenham to a larger unit to increase their output. They’ve also started distributing more cans of their beers around London and further afield. I’ve reviewed the Smog Rocket and Black Betty in can form recently on here. Let’s not forget that I called the 8 Ball Rye IPA one of the best beers ever created, or something too. So to say I’m a fan of Beavertown would be an understatement.
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REVIEW: Camden Town India Hells Lager

Camden Town Brewery
India Hells Lager (IHL)
6.2%
Camden, London, UK
Camden Town
I have to admit, I don’t drink that much beer by Camden Town Brewery. No idea why because I loved their USA Hells lager during the summer and I’m a big fan of their Hells Lager and Pale Ale. I just don’t tend to drink much of it. However, when I heard back in summer of their India Summer Lager I was massively intrigued.

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REVIEW: The Kernel Imperial Brown Stout

The Kernel Brewery
Imperial Brown Stout London 1856
9.8%
Bermondsey, London, UK

Kernel Brewery
The Kernel Brewery is one of the reasons I’m now obsessed by craft beer. They put me on to a variety of beers and one of the first reviews I did on this blog was of their Amarillo IPA here. They make a huge, huge range of different beers and I’d fully recommend you go along to the beer mile and pop in the brewery to check out what they’re up to.
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REVIEW: Brew By Numbers 15/01 Black IPA

Brew By Numbers
15/01 Black IPA Yakima Valley
6.1%
Bermondsey, London, UK


Brew By Numbers are based in Bermondsey on the infamous beer mile of craft breweries around south east London. They produce a range of amazing different beers from specialist pale ales to Witbier, Coffee Porter, Berliner Weisse and so many more. I visited the brewer last spring and was in awe of all the beers they had on offer.
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