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Southwark Brewing Company (Brewery Tap)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Southwark - Oatmeal StoutExceptional2
Southwark - GoldExcellent2
Southwark - Maltby Street MildExcellent1
Southwark - GalaxyExcellent1
Southwark - Courage SE1 Session IPA (collaboration with Charles Wells)Excellent1
Southwark - XXX PorterExcellent1
Southwark - Bermondsey Brew 1885Good1
Southwark - Harvard (superseded by 5.5% version)Good2
Southwark - Sorachi AceGood1
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale Good1
Southwark - White IPAGood1
Southwark - Southern Pacific 4449 RedGood1
Southwark - Harvard APAGood1
Southwark - Potters' Fields PorterAcceptable1
Southwark - Bermondsey BestAcceptable1
Southwark - MosaicAcceptable1
Southwark - Smoked PorterAcceptable1
Southwark - Druid Brew Thrice Hopped Pale AlePoor1
Southwark - 5 Hop Five Hopped Blonde AleNot Tried0
Southwark - Full SailNot Tried0
Southwark - Routemaster RedNot Tried0
Southwark - American Brown AleNot Tried0
Southwark - Blessed Winter AleNot Tried0
Southwark - Peter's StoutNot Tried0
Southwark - Mayflower Session IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. Southwark Brewing Company, Bermondsey, Central London
Picture 2. Southwark Brewing Company, Bermondsey, Central London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

13 May 2017 (ChrisE)
Saturday afternoon and very busy. We had a good chat with the owner about beer and breweries.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Southwark - Oatmeal Stout5.10ExceptionalFresh on to replace the mild, absoutely superb.
Southwark - Maltby Street Mild3.80ExcellentI managed to get one of the last pints before this ran out. A good traditional Mild, it reminded me of Young's BMA but I could be mistaken about that.
Southwark - Courage SE1 Session IPA (collaboration with Charles Wells)4.00Excellent
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale 4.00Not Tried
10 Feb 2017 (Stephen Harris)
It’s Friday evening quiz night in here and there are a few tables of enthusiastic quizzers ready to go.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Southwark - Oatmeal Stout5.10ExcellentThick, black, heavy and sweetish.
Southwark - Smoked Porter4.50AcceptableDark brown. Smells strongly of smoke, but smoky taste is a bit more subtle. I found it just a bit thin.
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Not Tried
Southwark - Peter's Stout8.90Not Tried
Southwark - Gold5.20Not Tried
Southwark - Potters' Fields Porter4.00Not Tried
Southwark - Harvard APA5.50Not Tried
Southwark - Mayflower Session IPA4.20Not Tried
16 Dec 2016 (Stephen Harris)
I’d not really planned to end this particular little pub-crawl here – but had been unable to get into Anspach & Hobday nearby as it was “full to capacity” (carol singers I think). Contrastingly quiet in here. This bar must have the widest range of cask beers brewed on site of any London taproom?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Southwark - White IPA5.60GoodPale amber in colour. Crisp and hoppy, with lots of orange flavours. Tasty with a lingering bitter fruitiness.
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale 4.00Not Tried
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Not Tried
Southwark - Gold5.20Not Tried
Southwark - Potters' Fields Porter4.00Not Tried
Southwark - Harvard APA5.50Not Tried
Southwark - Routemaster Red3.80Not Tried
Southwark - American Brown Ale6.00Not Tried
Southwark - Blessed Winter Ale4.00Not Tried
03 Jun 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Quite busy in here, although no quiz tonight as the quiz-master had failed to show. The guv’nor quipped that they would be advertising the post in the morning.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Southwark - Sorachi Ace5.00GoodNice. I do like a sport of Sorachi Ace.
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale 4.00Not Tried
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Not Tried
Southwark - Gold5.20Not Tried
Southwark - Potters' Fields Porter4.00Not Tried
Southwark - Harvard APA5.50Not Tried
Southwark - Full Sail4.50Not Tried
Southwark - Maltby Street Mild3.80Not Tried
13 Apr 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening venue for a CAMRA's Revitalisation Project Consultation Meeting. Good to see and hear so many active enthusiastic members with their strong views being put forward. Other beers details lost in this website's server crash.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Southwark - Potters' Fields Porter4.00AcceptableAverage condition. With low Progressive Beer Duty and zero transport costs the price was exorbitant
Southwark - Mosaic5.00AcceptableHazy and flattish. With low Progressive Beer Duty and zero transport costs the price was exorbitant
Southwark - Druid Brew Thrice Hopped Pale Ale4.90PoorFlat as a pancake, unappetising. With low Progressive Beer Duty and zero transport costs the price was exorbitant
01 Apr 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Busier than I have seen this bar before, and it turns out that it is Pub Quiz night.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Southwark - Galaxy5.00ExcellentA hazy golden colour. The beer has obvious strength. I really like Galaxy hops, and this is full of them. A really good showcase for the hop variety.
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale 4.00Not Tried
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Not Tried
Southwark - Gold5.20Not Tried
Southwark - Potters' Fields Porter4.00Not Tried
Southwark - Harvard APA5.50Not Tried
25 Jan 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until nearly midnight. Very hospitable location for a second consecutive SE London branch CAMRA AGM here. The warm rolls with choice of beef brisket or pork were almost too full to handle!!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Southwark - XXX Porter4.60ExcellentLovely full body
Southwark - Harvard APA5.50Good
Southwark - Bermondsey Brew 18854.00GoodStandard citrus fare
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale 4.00Not Tried
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Not Tried
Southwark - Gold5.20Not Tried
Southwark - Potters' Fields Porter4.00Not Tried
17 Jul 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Brewery bar regularly open on Friday evenings I think. A small gathering of staff, friends and local workers are present when I arrive.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Southwark - Harvard (superseded by 5.5% version)6.50AcceptableLight, hoppy beer in barely acceptable, warm and tired condition. Not showing this brewery’s products to best advantage I thought.
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale 4.00Not Tried
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Not Tried
Southwark - Gold5.20Not Tried
19 Jan 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until nearly midnight. Very hospitable location for SE London branch CAMRA AGM.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Southwark - Gold5.20ExcellentBest of the evening
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale 4.00Good
Southwark - Southern Pacific 4449 Red4.00GoodInitially called Brian's beer as brewed by a Brian as a prize for a win a day at the brewery prize. Unveiled before the AGM started with its official name of Brian's choice
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Acceptable
Southwark - 5 Hop Five Hopped Blonde Ale4.50Not Tried
22 Nov 2014 (Stephen Harris)
The brewery bar is opening here at 11am on Saturdays and all four handpumps were in action today when I visited just before 12. Only a couple of other customers at this time – word still spreading about this brewery I think. Beer much better than on my first visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Southwark - Harvard (superseded by 5.5% version)6.50ExcellentGolden, with bitter US hops. Just my thing.
Southwark - Gold5.20GoodGolden, full-bodied and bitter. Both UK and US hop flavours present.
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale 4.00Not Tried
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Not Tried

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About the Southwark Brewing Company

The pub sign. Southwark Brewing Company, Bermondsey, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent7
Good7
Acceptable7
Poor1

Website.

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

A micro-brewery established in October 2014 and located at Arch 46, Druid Street, within a few hundred yards of several other railway arch brewers in what is becoming known as Bermondsey's Brewing Quarter. On the right upon entering a small bar area has been set up in the brewery, initially open to the public on Friday evenings and Saturdays. This bar brings the first handpumps to the Bermondsey Beer Mile, 8 in total. In addition some cask beers are sold on gravity dispense from behind the bar.

We have visited this pub 11 times, seen 25 different beers and tried 19 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE1 2EZ