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Anspach & Hobday (Brewery)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Anspach & Hobday - Sea Salt & Chilli Stout Exceptional1
Anspach & Hobday - The Experimental Double IPA Excellent1
Anspach & Hobday - The Session IPAExcellent1
Anspach & Hobday - The Experimental Mango & Chilli Gose Excellent1
Anspach & Hobday - The Experimental Imperial After Dinner Stout Excellent1
Anspach & Hobday - Red Wine B.A. Porter Excellent1
Anspach & Hobday - The Three ThreadsExcellent1
Anspach & Hobday - Coconut White Stout Excellent1
Anspach & Hobday - The Experimental Miami Weiss Excellent1
Anspach & Hobday - Story SaisonExcellent1
Anspach & Hobday - Das SchwarzbierExcellent1
Anspach & Hobday - The Session IPA (Centennial, Ekuanot, Waimea) Excellent1
Anspach & Hobday - The Jackson IPA Good1
Anspach & Hobday - Pacifica IPA Good1
Anspach & Hobday - The Summer PaleGood1
Anspach & Hobday - The PaleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Anspach & Hobday, Bermondsey, Central London
Picture 2. Anspach & Hobday, Bermondsey, Central London
Picture 3. Anspach & Hobday, Bermondsey, Central London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

06 Oct 2017 (Stephen Harris)
My first stop on a short Bermondsey brewery stroll.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Anspach & Hobday - Das Schwarzbier6.10ExcellentFrom key-keg. A nice strong beer in the German Black Lager tradition. Not far removed from being a malty Porter.
Anspach & Hobday - The Pale4.40Not TriedFrom cask.
07 Jul 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening until last orders.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Anspach & Hobday - The Experimental Miami Weiss 5.50ExcellentFrom key-keg – Hazy pale gold. A very well-hopped Wheat Beer.
Anspach & Hobday - Pacifica IPA 6.10GoodFrom key-keg. Amber-coloured and well-hopped. Quite harsh hop flavours I thought.
Anspach & Hobday - The Pale4.40Not TriedAvailable from cask.
09 Jun 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening visit. The handpump is not in use today. Not over-crowded.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Anspach & Hobday - The Experimental Mango & Chilli Gose 3.10ExcellentKey-keg dispense. A cloudy yellow colour, so salty that it smells salty. Starts fruity and becomes chilli-dominated. Bursting with flavour.
05 May 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Very cosy in here tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Anspach & Hobday - The Session IPA (Centennial, Ekuanot, Waimea) 5.10ExcellentCask conditioned and brewery fresh. Golden, clear and full-bodied with great hop flavours.
Anspach & Hobday - The Jackson IPA 6.00GoodFrom key-keg. A cloudy, amber colour. Seemed a bit cold and fizzy after the cask beer, but clearly has good flavours.
10 Mar 2017 (Stephen Harris)
A job to squeeze in here, with a couple of big groups present.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Anspach & Hobday - The Three Threads6.00ExcellentFrom cask. Dark brown in colour. A very mellow Porter with toasty flavours.
Anspach & Hobday - Story Saison5.00ExcellentThe brewery’s third anniversary special beer, from key-keg. Really good – I thought I was tasting pineapple.
10 Feb 2017 (Stephen Harris)
A&H installed a handpump on the bar for a recent CAMRA Branch Meeting held here, and have decided to keep it. It was dispensing a very special beer tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Anspach & Hobday - Sea Salt & Chilli Stout 7.40ExceptionalFrom cask. Black and creamy and in fantastic condition. The chilli burn is immediate. The saltiness takes longer to find but is then obvious.
Anspach & Hobday - The Experimental Imperial After Dinner Stout 10.40ExcellentFrom key-keg. An enormous Stout.
06 Jan 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Quite crowded in here; I had forgotten how small the Taproom is here. Five A&H beers to choose from on key-keg, plus some bottles too I think.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Anspach & Hobday - The Experimental Double IPA 8.50ExcellentFrom key-keg. Apparently the ‘experimental’ bit is that each brew will have a different cocktail of hops, as the brewery seeks perfection. This is a cloudy golden colour. A serious, strong, hop-bomb. Perfection is near I think.
03 Jun 2016 (Stephen Harris)
It is not a long walk along the Bermondsey Beer Mile from the Bottle Shop to here, my next stop.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Anspach & Hobday - The Summer Pale3.90GoodA pale, cloudy, gold colour. Fragrant hop smells. Very, very bitter.
01 Apr 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Bar very busy for a birthday party.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Anspach & Hobday - Coconut White Stout 8.00ExcellentOn key-keg dispense. Completely crackers beer, but very tasty indeed. An opaque gold colour. Thick chocolate and coconut tastes.
18 Mar 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Always a pleasure to visit this brewery taproom, and Friday evening is the quiet session around here, free of the hordes of pub-crawlers that walk the Bermondsey Beer Mile on a Saturday. Seven or eight beers available on key-keg dispense.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Anspach & Hobday - The Session IPA4.80ExcellentAmber-coloured. An excellent, fruity-hoppy mouthful.
Anspach & Hobday - Red Wine B.A. Porter 6.00ExcellentA complex, dark beer. Red wine and woody flavours dominate, with the taste of the Porter itself coming through further down the glass. Fresh and almost acidic – would benefit perhaps from even more aging.

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About the Anspach & Hobday

The pub sign. Anspach & Hobday, Bermondsey, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent21
Good5
Acceptable2
Poor1

The pub is found in Bermondsey, Central London, SE1 2HH.

One of the line of railway arch brewers in Bermondsey. Anspach & Hobday initially trial-brewed on the nearby Brew Wharf plant, before launching their own brewery here in January 2014. At the beginning, they shared their small premises with Bullfinch Brewery, the latter subsequently setting up on their own at Herne Hill. The brewing kit is to the rear of the arch, with a bar area and beer garden-style trestle tables at the front. Part of a busy Saturday market area based around Druid Street.

We have visited this pub 17 times, seen 29 different beers and tried 28 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE1 2HH