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Beer Merchants Tap (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Beavertown - Zoltar Says “Make Your Wish” Exceptional1
Northern Monk - SharknadoExceptional1
Verzet - Oud Bruin Raspberry Harvest 2017 Excellent1
Tiny Rebel - The Vader ShuffleExcellent1
Lost and Grounded - Running with SpectresExcellent1
Tiny Rebel - CwtchExcellent1
Lervig - Easy DDH IPA Excellent1
Kona Brewing Co. - Hanalei IPAGood1
Siren Craft - Under CurrentNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - HANKNot Tried0
Picture 1. Beer Merchants Tap, Hackney, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

06 May 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Busy on Sunday early evening, although nothing compared to the crowds at nearby Crate and Howling Hops – one look at those and I moved on.
Northern Monk - Sharknado5.50ExceptionalFrom key-keg. Orange in colour. This is an IPA, flavoured with sea salt and blood orange. It is fantastic. My friend starts to get annoyed by my repeated comments about how fantastic it is.
Beavertown - Zoltar Says “Make Your Wish” 7.50ExceptionalFrom key-keg. Another superb beer. This one is a white wine barrel-aged Stout. English hops and Irish yeast.
Tiny Rebel - Cwtch4.60ExcellentThe sole beer on cask today, but it’s a cracker.
Kona Brewing Co. - Hanalei IPA4.50GoodFrom keg dispense and a bit fizzy. A rather dry, fruity, pale IPA.
18 Apr 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Whilst everyone was sitting with their coats on as far from the door as possible when I visited a couple of weeks ago, tonight they are all out in the yard wearing T-shirts.
Tiny Rebel - The Vader Shuffle6.50ExcellentA black, barrel-aged Porter brewed with Belgian yeast. Oak and spice and toffee. Special stuff.
Lost and Grounded - Running with Spectres6.80ExcellentFrom key-keg. A Baltic-style Porter. Good strength. Black, rich and dry, with chocolate flavours.
Tiny Rebel - HANK4.00Not Tried
02 Apr 2018 (Stephen Harris)
I’ve read a lot about this place recently and was pleased to make a first visit. Very impressive. For some reason I shunned a favourite cask beer to try a couple of the keg thingies.
Lervig - Easy DDH IPA 4.50ExcellentFrom a keg of some kind. A wonderful, murky, golden IPA with Mosaic and Citra.
Verzet - Oud Bruin Raspberry Harvest 2017 6.00ExcellentFrom a keg of some kind. Dry and woody and fruity and sour and expensive.
Siren Craft - Under Current4.50Not Tried

About the Beer Merchants Tap

The pub sign. Beer Merchants Tap, Hackney, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Hackney, Greater London, E9 5LN.

A very large new bar, opened in former industrial premises close to Hackney Wick Station in early 2018. There is a large, split-level main bar, with another big room beyond and a courtyard seating area at the front. Beer sold in a variety of formats, including through 20 taps and two handpumps on the bar.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 10 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E9 5LN