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Breakwater Brewery Taproom (Brewery Tap)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Breakwater - Castle on the HillExcellent1
Breakwater - Test Pale #1Excellent2
Breakwater - Dockers PorterExcellent2
Breakwater - AAAExcellent1
Breakwater - Zombie Maker Chocolate IPAExcellent1
Breakwater - Paper Aeroplane FightExcellent1
Breakwater - Dover's Pale Ale (DPA)Good3
Breakwater - Hellfire CornerGood1
Breakwater - HMS MinnowPoor1
Breakwater - Cow Juice Milk StoutNot Tried0
Breakwater - Raspberry BlondeNot Tried0

Visits Details

03 Dec 2017 (ChrisE)
Early evening on a Sunday evening, my plans for a tour of Dover were thwarted by discovering that the Rack of Ale closed yesterday, I had been told that The Lanes is not currently open on Sundays and I was consequently too early for the Louis Armstrong so my tour started and finished here. I am pleased to say that this place appeared to be thriving and was certainly busy and welcoming this evening with plenty of free nibbles on the bar. I had a good chat with one of the regulars about preserved East Kent buses.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Breakwater - Dover's Pale Ale (DPA)3.80Excellent
Breakwater - AAA5.00Excellent
Breakwater - Zombie Maker Chocolate IPA6.00Excellent
Breakwater - Cow Juice Milk Stout5.00Not TriedI think this was advertised as 4.2%
Breakwater - Raspberry Blonde5.00Not Tried
11 May 2017 (Jack William)
I have been invited into a new "club" of oldies who make micropub visits! Retirement just keeps getting better. First stop is the Breakwater who have opened especially for the eight of us at noon. We were treated to a tour round the new and expanding facilities.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Breakwater - Castle on the Hill4.40ExcellentA very dark "amber" beer with superb depth.
Breakwater - Dover's Pale Ale (DPA)3.80GoodLight citrusy beer.
Breakwater - Hellfire Corner3.90GoodWith a bit more bite than the Dover Pale
Breakwater - HMS Minnow2.80PoorOnly a taster of this - but general view was that it was odd - a thin mild with an unusual amount of fizz.
Breakwater - Cow Juice Milk Stout5.00Not TriedWas very popular with the others.
07 Apr 2017 (Jack William)
My first visit - arrived just after opening time at 6 - a few others in. I was impressesd by the space - very well done and bigger than I had imagined. Knowledgeable and helpful barman. 3 other new own brews on but didn't note the ABV so can't add: HMS Minnow, Castle on the Hill and Hellfire Corner.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Breakwater - Paper Aeroplane Fight6.10ExcellentA wonderful brew.
Breakwater - Dover's Pale Ale (DPA)3.80Good
Breakwater - Cow Juice Milk Stout5.00Not Tried
22 Dec 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening. I arrived at the very end of a brewery tour for local CAMRA members. A free bar for all tonight as the licence to sell doesn't start until tomorrow following a licensing cock up. Very enthusiastic brewer and Guv was constantly soliciting feedback. I took just one chance to sample one of the many fizz beers, a Ramsgate (Gadds') / Breakwater collaboration "Endeavor" at 4.5% but my belch glands were quickly activated.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Breakwater - Dockers Porter4.10ExcellentNowt but a good nourishing brew
Breakwater - Test Pale #13.50GoodDelicious for its low abv, total clarity
17 Dec 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Attempted evening visit. Had researched opening hours on Twitter before I left London at 6pm and they were 12-10 today. Arrived just before 9 to find place in darkness and less signs of life than on Mars. Subsequently found out had been closed all day - would an explanation and apology in the front door window have gone amiss? Told later in The Thirsty Scarecrow that there had been numerous groups who had "tried" the Breakwater all day and come back there disappointed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
16 Dec 2016 (ChrisE)
Phil Lowry made me very welcome, I was given a lightning tour of the brewery and we discussed his articles in BEER magazine. I also took the opportunity to sample a few of the keg products including Augustiner Helles.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Breakwater - Test Pale #13.50ExcellentA good London Pale Ale.
Breakwater - Dockers Porter4.10Excellent

About the Breakwater Brewery Taproom

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent8
Good4
Acceptable-
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Dover, Kent, CT16 2AA.

Taproom attached to the Breakwater Brewery in St Martin's Yard, Lorne Road which opened in December 2016. Serves cask ales and keg beers from its own brewery as well as from across the country, ciders too. Cask ales and real ciders are sold on gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room. Comfortably furnished with chunky furniture and well lit. No food on offer but customers are welcome to bring their own food or take-away and plates and cutlery are then willingly supplied. There are 11 keg taps on the bar back. The upright of the bar counter resembles a stone breakwater, a nice touch. Has a policy of charging more than the pro-rata price for a half or two-thirds of a pint.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 11 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT16 2AA