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Craft Beer Co. (Craft Beer Company)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - East End IPA (1950 IPA)Excellent1
Dark Star - American RedExcellent1
Dark Star - RevelationExcellent1
Fyne - Start PointExcellent1
Salopian - Hop TwisterExcellent1
Northern Monk - Bruno’s Cossack Excellent1
Anspach & Hobday - The Three ThreadsExcellent1
Dark Star - SunburstGood1
Rooster's - ThrowbackGood1
Blue Monkey - 99 Red BaboonsGood1
Blue Monkey - BG SipsGood1
Liverpool Organic - StyrianGood1
Ilkley - GoldGood1
Tiny Rebel - Loki Black IPAAcceptable1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - HirundoAcceptable1
Hop Studio - ElderAcceptable1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild SwanNot Tried0
Franklins - Smoked PorterNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - Infinity Plus OneNot Tried0
Fyne - JarlNot Tried0
Dark Star - Espresso StoutNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - Right Turn Clyde! Not Tried0
Fyne - Sublime StoutNot Tried0
Dark Star - Summer MeltdownNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - FUBARNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - Vanilla GuerrillaNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - SequoiaNot Tried0
Saltaire - Hazelnut Coffee PorterNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Urban IPANot Tried0
Ilkley - Lotus IPA (was 5.6%)Not Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Black HarryNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - Seven Not Tried0
Tiny Rebel - CwtchNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - Guerrilla StoutNot Tried0
Kent - Clerkenwell PaleNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - SiennaNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - The Full NelsonNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - Infinity IPA (was Infinity)Not Tried0
Saltaire - Hop #256Not Tried0
Kent - Craft PaleNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Dirty Stop OutNot Tried0
Ilkley - Joshua JaneNot Tried0
RedWillow - WrecklessNot Tried0
Liverpool Organic - Best BitterNot Tried0
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Hop Chocolate Not Tried0
Ilkley - Ruby JaneNot Tried0
Salopian - Divine ComedyNot Tried0
Liverpool Organic - Josephine ButlerNot Tried0
Dark Star - Crème BrûléeNot Tried0
Ilkley - Olicana PaleNot Tried0
RedWillow - SeamlessNot Tried0
Liverpool Organic - 24 Carat GoldNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Dark Star - FestivalNot Tried0
Hop Studio - PorterNot Tried0
Kent - Craft Pale Not Tried0
Marble - Lagonda IPANot Tried0
Sarah Hughes - Surprise Bitter (aka Sedgley Surprise)Not Tried0
Hop Studio - ScalonNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Under CurrentNot Tried0
Marble - DobberNot Tried0
Kent - Twelfth NightNot Tried0
Florence - Titfer (branded as A Head In A Hat Brewing)Not Tried0
Hop Studio - FudgeNot Tried0
Franklins - Smoked Chilli PorterNot Tried0
Marble - Chocolate MarbleNot Tried0
Truman's - Ben Truman 1883 Export Pale Ale Not Tried0
Salopian - Monkey Business Not Tried0
Northern Monk - True NorthNot Tried0
Kent - PaleNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild SideNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Sound WaveNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - Ape AleNot Tried0
Fyne - Vital SparkNot Tried0
Siren Craft - DriftwoodNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - MarmosetNot Tried0
Picture 1. Craft Beer Co., Islington, Central London
Picture 2. Craft Beer Co., Islington, Central London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

14 May 2016 (Jack William)
Late afternoon - quiet enough to discuss the copious selection.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Salopian - Hop Twister4.50ExcellentGrapefruit citrus notes - delicious.
Hop Studio - Elder4.80AcceptableVery disappointing after the Hop Twister. More rhubarb than elderflower.
RedWillow - Wreckless4.80Not Tried
Kent - Clerkenwell Pale3.80Not Tried
Salopian - Divine Comedy3.90Not Tried
RedWillow - Seamless3.60Not Tried
Hop Studio - Porter4.30Not Tried
Hop Studio - Scalon4.50Not Tried
Hop Studio - Fudge4.50Not Tried
Salopian - Monkey Business 5.20Not Tried
29 Feb 2016 (Jack William)
Latish Monday evening - very quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Hirundo4.50AcceptableDisappointing for a 4.5 - lacked body and flavour.
Fyne - Vital Spark4.40Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild Swan3.50Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Fyne - Sublime Stout6.80Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Sequoia4.50Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Black Harry3.90Not Tried
Kent - Clerkenwell Pale3.80Not Tried
Ilkley - Joshua Jane3.70Not Tried
Saltaire - Hop #2565.00Not Tried
03 May 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Late afternoon and not crowded. A ‘Vintage Ale Festival’ is in progress with lots of beers on cask and key-keg that have been brewed in traditional English styles. I list only the cask ones.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Anspach & Hobday - The Three Threads6.40ExcellentA muddy-brown, strong, chocolaty Porter.
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - East End IPA (1950 IPA)4.20ExcellentA good, old-fashioned, hoppy Pale Ale.
Rooster's - Throwback6.20GoodA brown, malty, smooth, Stock Ale, with a slight hint of brett sourness. I can remember drinking Shepherd Neame Stock Ale, back in the day; no memory of what it tasted like though.
Dark Star - Festival5.00Not Tried
Sarah Hughes - Surprise Bitter (aka Sedgley Surprise)5.00Not Tried
Kent - Twelfth Night7.40Not Tried
Florence - Titfer (branded as A Head In A Hat Brewing)3.50Not Tried
Truman's - Ben Truman 1883 Export Pale Ale 6.00Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild Side4.50Not Tried
03 Apr 2015 (Jack William)
Late evening - comfortably busy. Most of the Blue Monkey beers have gone from last week - much better choice.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ilkley - Gold3.90Good
Ilkley - Lotus IPA (was 5.6%)5.50Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Guerrilla Stout4.90Not Tried
Kent - Pale4.00Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Infinity IPA (was Infinity)4.60Not Tried
Ilkley - Joshua Jane3.70Not Tried
Ilkley - Ruby Jane4.00Not Tried
Ilkley - Olicana Pale4.40Not Tried
28 Mar 2015 (Jack William)
Early evening, heaving. Looked like a Blue Monkey festival going on with 7 of the 9 hand pumps featuring beers from this brewery - but apparently they had just received a pallet load as a special deal. The price of a pint didn't appear to have been positively affected though.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Blue Monkey - 99 Red Baboons4.20Goodruby colured ale - a little medicinal at first - but grew on me.
Blue Monkey - BG Sips4.00Goodlemony pale ale
Blue Monkey - Ape Ale5.40Not Tried
Ilkley - Gold3.90Not Tried
Kent - Pale4.00Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Marmoset3.60Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Infinity Plus One5.60Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Right Turn Clyde! 4.30Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Vanilla Guerrilla4.90Not Tried
16 Feb 2015 (thebrewingman)
Just starting to get dark on a wet evening. Several tables occupied. I have only entered those I could remember.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - American Red5.80Excellent
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Marble - Lagonda IPA5.00Not Tried
Marble - Dobber5.90Not Tried
Marble - Chocolate Marble5.50Not Tried
Kent - Pale4.00Not Tried
20 Dec 2014 (Andrew)
Quite quite and a bit odd in layout. Ian and I sat in the two leather arms chairs by the fireplace. The expanse of floor of us made it feel a bit empty.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tiny Rebel - Loki Black IPA4.50AcceptableBlack but if you closed your eyes it is a golden ipa. Bit cloying. Ok
Dark Star - Espresso Stout4.20Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - FUBAR4.40Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Urban IPA5.50Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Cwtch4.60Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - The Full Nelson4.80Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Dirty Stop Out5.00Not Tried
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Hop Chocolate 4.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Crème Brûlée5.90Not Tried
25 Nov 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. An oasis of warmth from a drizzly night. My 6.1% beer just crept into the next abv price band at £4.95 pp.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Northern Monk - Bruno’s Cossack 6.10Excellent4½* - superb smokey bitter
Liverpool Organic - Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
Liverpool Organic - 24 Carat Gold4.20Not Tried
Kent - Craft Pale 3.80Not Tried
Siren Craft - Sound Wave5.60Not Tried
Siren Craft - Driftwood4.30Not Tried
Northern Monk - True North3.70Not Tried
Franklins - Smoked Porter5.00Not Tried
23 Nov 2014 (Stephen Harris)
I only popped in here for a quick lunchtime pint (honest) after viewing an exhibition, and to get out of the rain. Just a handful of customers but I fell into bad company and agreed to tag along at the beginning of a pub crawl.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Liverpool Organic - Styrian4.20GoodA golden beer with a predominately malty taste. Slightly sweet and sticky.
Liverpool Organic - Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
Liverpool Organic - Josephine Butler4.50Not Tried
Liverpool Organic - 24 Carat Gold4.20Not Tried
Kent - Craft Pale 3.80Not Tried
Siren Craft - Under Current4.50Not Tried
Franklins - Smoked Chilli Porter5.00Not Tried
Northern Monk - True North3.70Not Tried
14 Jun 2014 (Jack William)
Saturday evening - half full, pleasant. Also 2 beers from Fyne - couldn't find listed: Weavers Point 6.5 Chai Pale Ale 4,0
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Revelation5.70ExcellentGood body - barley wine overtones. very nice.
Fyne - Start Point5.50ExcellentCrisp, hoppy with a very dry aftertaste. Moorish.
Dark Star - Sunburst4.80GoodLively, good condition - sweetness dominates hops rather.
Dark Star - Summer Meltdown4.80Not Tried
Saltaire - Hazelnut Coffee Porter4.60Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Seven 4.20Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Sienna4.30Not Tried
Kent - Craft Pale4.00Not Tried

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About the Craft Beer Co.

The pub sign. Craft Beer Co., Islington, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional4
Excellent28
Good18
Acceptable9
Poor1

The pub is found in Islington, Central London, N1 9PP.

The fifth in the Craft/Cask chain (sixth if you count the short lived Cask at Brighton). This pub was established as the Lord Wolseley by 1876 and for 135 years was a rather unremarkable, side street pub, located close to the Angel in White Lion Street, Islington. In latter years it was a Greene King house. It reopened as Craft in November 2012, following a brief closure for refurbishment. Three distinct drinking areas plus a garden. 10 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 30 times, seen 165 different beers and tried 57 of them.

Map location

Postcode: N1 9PP