REVIEW: The Five Points Brewing Co IPA

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?
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REVIEW: Orbit Beers London Ivo

Orbit Beers London
Ivo Pale Ale
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: Redchurch Brewery Hoxton Stout

Redchurch Brewery
Hoxton Stout
Bethnal Green, London, UK


I’ve tried a couple of beers by east London’s Redchurch Brewery and they’ve all been excellent. I’m a regular drinker of their pale ale as my favourite burger joint, Honest Burgers always stocks them. They have a great core range of beers and included in my London Ales by Mail order was the Hoxton Stout.

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REVIEW: Redemption Fellowship Porter

Redemption Brewing Co.
Fellowship London Porter
Tottenham, London, UK

New Redemption logo (white)
This is my first ever blog words about what is maybe my favourite London brewery, Redemption Brewing Co. It is definitely one of the most underrated breweries in London. Redemption has producing wonderful beers since 2010 and I first fell in love with the brewery in a Wetherspoons years ago when I spotted Urban Dusk, had 4/5 pints of that (at a reasonable price of £3.15) and I was hooked. Since then I’ve loved Big Chief, Trinity and their Pale Ale. What would I make of their London Porter?
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REVIEW: Anspach & Hobday The Porter

Anspach & Hobday
The Porter
Bermondsey, London, UK
Anspach & Hobday
If you happen to down on Druid Street you must pop in to Anspach & Hobday who also share a brewery space with Bullfinch (who are amazing). They were stop number one when I did the Bermondsey Beer Mile in summer and I sampled their fantastic IPA. Paul (Anspach) & Jack (Hobday) founded the brewery and The Porter was the very first brew in 2011.
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REVIEW: The Five Points Brewing Co Hook Island Red

The Five Points Brewing Company
Hook Island Red
Hackney, London, UK

I got very excited last summer when Five Points Brewery, a short walk from Hackney overground station opened and visited on two different brewery open days. Every beer I tried within the brewery was tasty but it was the Hook Island Red that really showed the most promise. I previously said very good things about their pale ale here a few months ago here. But it was the red ale that I fell in love with.

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REVIEW: London Fields Brewery American Black Ale

London Fields Brewery
American Black Ale
Hackney, London, UK

London Fields Brewery was born in 2011 in Hackney and has a core range of beers that are wonderful including a pale ale, an IPA, a red and a couple of others. This American Black Ale is part of their Bootlegger Series and thus far in my beer drinking career is one of my favourite beers of all-time.

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REVIEW: Brew By Numbers 05/05 India Pale Ale Simcoe & Chinook

Brew By Numbers
05/05 India Pale Ale Simcoe & Chinook
Bermondsey, London, UK

On a recent what I would call pilgrimage to the Bermondsey beer mile I stopped off at the rather impressive albeit underrated Brew By Numbers brewery and was seriously impressed. The variety of beers Brew By Numbers, often referred to as BBNo offered was incredible and for someone who loves an IPA I went straight for the 05/05 India Pale Ale, Simcoe & Chinook.

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REVIEW: The Five Points Brewing Co Five Points Ale

The Five Points Brewing Company
Five Points Pale
Hackney, London, UK

The Five Points Brewing Company are a relatively new microbrewery based towards Hackney Central station in between Rectory Road and Hackney. They opened this year with three varieties including the Five Points Pale which unsurprisingly is my favourite. Although the porter is really lovely, too. Following a series of opening events down at the brewery Five Points have been slowly building their excellent reputation.
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REVIEW: Meantime London Pale Ale

Meantime Brewing Company
London Pale Ale
London, UK

To me when I think of successful craft beers and micro breweries none stands out more so than the Meantime Brewing Company. Founded back in 2000 by Alastair Hook it has become one of the most recognisable and well respected breweries in the world, let alone the UK. It has won several awards for its beer and has set the standards over the past 13 years for producing some of the best ale in the world.
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