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Crate Brewery (Brewery Tap)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Tiny Rebel - LushExcellent1
Track - Half Dome PaleExcellent1
Pressure Drop - OrlaExcellent1
Magic Rock - Common Grounds Triple Coffee PorterExcellent1
Crate - Chocolate Orange StoutExcellent1
North - TransmissionExcellent1
Cloudwater - A-W18 One-off ESB Excellent1
Vocation - Cooler ShakerExcellent1
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPAExcellent1
Crate - Radanas DIPAExcellent1
Wild Card - DDH IPAExcellent1
Wild Card - Table BeerExcellent1
Crate - Citra SourGood1
Crate - Session IPAGood2
Crate - Belgian Pale Good2
Siren Craft - Under CurrentNot Tried0
Crate - GoldenNot Tried0
Crate - Red AleNot Tried0
Crate - Golden AleNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - The January BrewsNot Tried0
Marble - PintNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Brother RabbitNot Tried0
Burning Sky - PlateauNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk StoutNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Strawberry LucariaNot Tried0
Magic Rock - Common GroundsNot Tried0
Siren Craft - YuluNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - CwtchNot Tried0
Picture 1. Crate Brewery, Hackney, Greater London
Picture 2. Crate Brewery, Hackney, Greater London
Picture 3. Crate Brewery, Hackney, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

17 Apr 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Nice weather and the outside seats are popular in the late afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wild Card - DDH IPA6.10ExcellentAmber-coloured. Well-hopped but also has mellowness and caramel.
Tiny Rebel - Lush4.00ExcellentThe first time I've seen this beer in cask. It is indeed lush.
Crate - Golden4.00Not Tried
Crate - Session IPA3.60Not Tried
Siren Craft - Yulu3.60Not Tried
04 Mar 2019 (Stephen Harris)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crate - Session IPA3.60Good
Tiny Rebel - Cwtch4.60Not Tried
Crate - Golden4.00Not Tried
25 Feb 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
North - Transmission6.10ExcellentStrong, smooth, hoppy and fruity.
Vocation - Cooler Shaker6.60ExcellentFrom a keg. A passionfruit flavoured Milkshake IPA.
Crate - Golden4.00Not Tried
Crate - Session IPA3.60Not Tried
30 Jan 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and I squeeze on to the end of a table with my pizza.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPA5.80ExcellentI cannot find fault with this beer.
Wild Card - Table Beer2.70ExcellentFrom a keg of some kind. Low-strength perfection.
Track - Half Dome Pale5.30ExcellentAnother excellent beer.
Magic Rock - Common Grounds5.40Not Tried
14 Jan 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Relatively quiet in here tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Magic Rock - Common Grounds Triple Coffee Porter5.40ExcellentStrongly flavoured.
Crate - Chocolate Orange Stout6.50Not Tried
09 Dec 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Unusually quiet in here on a Sunday evening and I took advantage of the lack of waiting time for a pizza to indulge myself.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crate - Chocolate Orange Stout6.50ExcellentThis was one of my favourite beers tried at the recent Pig’s Ear Beer Festival and it was nice to savour a whole pint of it in more relaxed surroundings.
Cloudwater - A-W18 One-off ESB 5.50ExcellentHazy brown in colour. More evidence of Cloudwater’s return to cask beer production. This is a robust Bitter with a lot of hop in the nose and a mostly malty flavour.
Crate - Golden4.00Not Tried
Crate - Session IPA3.60Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Strawberry Lucaria4.50Not Tried
08 Oct 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Early-evening and comfortably busy with little queuing at the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pressure Drop - Orla3.80ExcellentI’ve heard good things about this beer and was pleased to see it here. Served from key-keg. It is a refreshing beer; herbal and fruity and tart. Very nice.
Crate - Belgian Pale 4.80AcceptableThis beer seems to come in various strengths and tonight was advertised as 5%. I found it a bit bland and did not note the flavours I had found in a canned version on a previous visit.
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not Tried
Crate - Golden4.00Not Tried
Crate - Session IPA3.60Not Tried
29 Jul 2018 (Stephen Harris)
It is spookily empty in here – people have clearly forgotten what to do when it rains.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crate - Citra Sour3.50GoodFrom key-keg. Cloudy pale gold, mouth-puckeringly sour and hoppy.
Marble - Pint3.90Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Brother Rabbit4.00Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Crate - Golden4.00Not Tried
13 Feb 2018 (Stephen Harris)
As always there is a good crowd here, although nobody brave enough to sit outside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crate - Radanas DIPA8.80ExcellentHazy gold. A monster.
Crate - Belgian Pale 4.80GoodPoured from a can. Nutty. A little sweet. Some fruity hops.
Crate - Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - The January Brews4.80Not Tried
09 Jan 2018 (Stephen Harris)
It is unusually quiet in here and we even toy with the idea of ordering a pizza as the waiting time is advertised as just 20 minutes.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crate - Session IPA3.60GoodLightweight and hoppy.
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPA5.80Not Tried
Siren Craft - Under Current4.50Not Tried
Crate - Golden4.00Not Tried
Crate - Red Ale4.10Not Tried

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About the Crate Brewery

The pub sign. Crate Brewery, Hackney, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent41
Good30
Acceptable5
Poor1

Website.

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

Hackney Wick has seen a transformation from grim area of industrial units to thriving ‘creative’ quarter. Only problem is, all the traditional pubs had closed down. The Crate Brewery was established in July 2012 in a former industrial premises and is a combination of brewpub and pizza restaurant, although with a predominately ‘pub’ feel. There is a large, high-ceilinged room and outside seating (some in boats) beside the canal. Initially the five-barrel brewery kit was visible in a room alongside, but in July 2013 the brewery moved to larger premises nearby. Inside, the furniture is made of recycled packing cases and pallets. It stands literally at the gate of the Olympic Park.

We have visited this pub 47 times, seen 85 different beers and tried 48 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E9 5EN