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BrewDog Shoreditch (formerly Mason & Taylor) (BrewDog)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Buxton - Original Double Vanilla Ice Cream IPA Exceptional1
BrewDog - Pump Action Poet Excellent1
BrewDog - Libertine Black IPA (keg)Excellent2
BrewDog - IPA is Dead - El Dorado (keg)Excellent1
Hackney - Golden AleExcellent1
BrewDog - Electric IndiaGood1
Hackney - Irish RedGood1
8 wired - Fresh HopWiredGood1
BrewDog - Brixton PorterGood1
BrewDog (Tower Hill) - Hello My Name is POG.Good1
BrewDog - Jackhammer (keg)Acceptable1
Buxton - EnkelAcceptable1
Hackney - Best BitterAcceptable1
Brodie's - Big MoFo Stout Not Tried0
BrewDog - The PhysicsNot Tried0
Picture 1. BrewDog Shoreditch (formerly Mason & Taylor), Shoreditch, Central London
Picture 2. BrewDog Shoreditch (formerly Mason & Taylor), Shoreditch, Central London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

11 Dec 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Late afternoon visit.
BrewDog (Tower Hill) - Hello My Name is POG.7.50GoodFrom a keg. A strong, soured IPA. Very fruity indeed. Acidic.
BrewDog - The Physics5.00Not TriedAvailable from cask (I eventually noticed).
26 Apr 2018 (Stephen Harris)
I popped in here just for one, for a change of scene. But first I found they had a Buxton Brewery showcase on, and then I bumped into a friend; so I lingered. Shockingly high prices prevented me from going further down the list.
Buxton - Original Double Vanilla Ice Cream IPA 8.00ExceptionalSmooth from key-keg. A fantastic beer. Gorgeous. Somehow tastes like a hoppy IPA and like a vanilla ice cream all at the same time. Omnipollo are listed as collaborators, but I feel that Mr Whippy must have had a hand in it too.
BrewDog - Jackhammer (keg)7.40AcceptableKeg. A crisp, clean, golden, strong, fizzy IPA. Rather muted hop tastes.
Buxton - Enkel4.70AcceptableFrom key-keg I think. Rather odd, didn’t know what to make of it. Thin and pale. Not even sure what it is.
30 May 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening and not overcrowded. I blew my entire budget on a two-thirds measure of one strong beer.
BrewDog - Pump Action Poet 7.50ExcellentFrom keg or key-keg – I cannot always tell the difference. Yellow/gold in colour. A strong and exceptionally fruity IPA that has been boosted by the addition of fruit juice. Ingredients include Citra, Amarillo, Mosaic, Apricot and Peach.
05 May 2015 (Stephen Harris)
I needed something full-flavoured after a nasty pint at a pub nearby, so squeezed in here for a quick one.
BrewDog - Electric India5.20GoodOn old-style keg dispense; chilled and fizzed. A yellow/gold Wheat Beer in the German style with some banana flavours.
10 Nov 2014 (Stephen Harris)
I came here mid-evening on a Monday, thinking it might be a quiet time. It wasn’t. Perhaps this pub does not have quiet times.
BrewDog - Brixton Porter5.00GoodBlack Porter with bitter and chocolate tastes. But to an extent spoiled by over-carbonation.
19 Aug 2014 (Stephen Harris)
I should really come here more often as the beer selection is excellent. Pricey though.
BrewDog - Libertine Black IPA (keg)7.00ExcellentOn keg dispense. One of the best examples of a Black IPA around in my opinion. A little too much CO2 in this example.
8 wired - Fresh HopWired7.30GoodOn keg dispense, but untroubled by carbonation. My first green hop beer of the season – except this is cheating as this beer has come all the way from New Zealand (so perhaps not so ‘fresh’). Amber-coloured. Unexpectedly sticky, caramel malt flavours, with relatively subtle hopping and lots of alcohol. Not what I was expecting, but nice.
29 Jul 2013 (Stephen Harris)
I’ve decided that there is no point moping about the loss of Mason & Taylor, and that it’s time to celebrate the fact that such an innovative (if weirdly cask-averse) brewery as BrewDog have opened an East End outlet. Ed Mason (Five Points Brewery) and Taylor (Snooty Fox pub) certainly seem to have moved on successfully. No cask beers, so I just list the two keg beers I drank.
BrewDog - Libertine Black IPA (keg)7.00ExcellentA thick, smooth Black IPA. Negligible intrusion from carbonation. Full of Simcoe hop flavours. I thought momentarily about 5 stars.
BrewDog - IPA is Dead - El Dorado (keg)6.70ExcellentAmber-coloured, appears to be unfiltered. Neither carbonation nor chilling are extreme. Despite the name, this appears to be a US-style IPA, featuring the El Dorado hop variety. A serious beer.
05 Sep 2012 (Stephen Harris)
A ‘Tap Takeover’ by Hackney Brewery, with a ‘Meet the Brewer’ session to come later in the evening. Also, the official launch of Hackney’s new red ale. Nice bar, but I do find table service a bit disconcerting in an English pub.
Hackney - Golden Ale4.00ExcellentThis beer has developed really nicely after a few tweaks. Golden, full-bodied and well hoped (Cascade and Saaz hops at least I think).
Hackney - Irish Red4.40GoodRed brown in colour. Initially quite sweet, developing into tartness. Bitter finish from Goldings hops.
Hackney - Best Bitter4.40AcceptableAmber in colour. Very bitter and slightly metallic, but thess flavours may have been emphasised because I drank it immediately after the Irish Red.
Brodie's - Big MoFo Stout 10.50Not TriedAvailable on keg.

About the BrewDog Shoreditch (formerly Mason & Taylor)

The pub sign. BrewDog Shoreditch (formerly Mason & Taylor), Shoreditch, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Shoreditch, Central London, E1 6LA.

This modern bar on Bethnal Green Road opened as Mason & Taylor just before Christmas 2010 in a 2003 development formerly occupied by the award-winning Mexican bar and restaurant Green & Red. There is a rather Spartan, brightly-lit ground floor bar and a more snug and comfy basement bar. Discounts were offered to CAMRA members and beers could be bought as tasting flights. This was a sister pub to the Duke of Wellington in Dalston and a good supporter of London brewers. In October 2012 this pub was taken over by BrewDog as its Shoreditch branch and the bar was moved internally and handpumps and real ale availability removed.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 15 different beers and tried 13 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E1 6LA