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Craft Beer Co. (Craft Beer Company)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - Six HopExceptional1
Magic Rock - RingmasterExcellent1
Fyne - TitanExcellent1
Iron Pier - Bramling & Brewers Gold Joined at the HopExcellent1
RedWillow - DirectionlessExcellent1
Tempest - Harvest IPAExcellent1
Northern Monk - Patrons Project 22.01 // Independent North // Good Measure // Black Friday // Manchester Tart StoutExcellent1
Dark Star - SevilleGood1
Dark Star - RevelationGood1
Gun - Pale AleGood1
Wishbone - AbyssGood1
Bad Seed - DallianceGood1
Oakham - AttilaGood1
Orbit - WerkGood1
Hawkshead - Lakeland GoldGood1
Oakham - JHBAcceptable1
Durham - Jaded MuseAcceptable1
Fyne - Long Beech BlvdAcceptable1
Fyne - MaverickNot Tried0
Kent - Clerkenwell PaleNot Tried0
Salopian - Divine ComedyNot Tried0
Hop Studio - FudgeNot Tried0
Hop Studio - MarzenNot Tried0
Hop Studio - ViennaNot Tried0
Fyne - Vital SparkNot Tried0
Fyne - Cloud BurstNot Tried0
Salopian - SiennaNot Tried0
Wishbone - BlondeNot Tried0
Wishbone - BoilerplateNot Tried0
Ascot - 5/4 Favourite (formerly Alligator Ale)Not Tried0
Ascot - Starting Gate (formerly Alley Cat Ale)Not Tried0
Ascot - Aureole AleNot Tried0
Dark Star - Green Hopped IPANot Tried0
Hopcraft (experimental side of Pixie Spring) - Graveyard EyesNot Tried0
Hopcraft (experimental side of Pixie Spring) - Diggin' Up The KingNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - EnigmaNot Tried0
Hopcraft (experimental side of Pixie Spring) - Damned DeafNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - CwtchNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Fugg LIfeNot Tried0
Dark Star - Crème BrûléeNot Tried0
Kent - Craft Pale Not Tried0
True North (originally contract brewed at Welbeck Abbey) - Red RyeNot Tried0
Bad Seed - Bravo Not Tried0
Bad Seed - Glass case of emotionNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPANot Tried0
Siren Craft - Under CurrentNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast StoutNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Yu LuNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Perry St PaleNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Milk StoutNot Tried0
Picture 1. Craft Beer Co., Islington, Central London
Picture 2. Craft Beer Co., Islington, Central London

Visits Details

09 Jan 2020 (Stephen Harris)
It's busy here tonight, but we're fortunate to find a couple of comfy armchairs available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Bramling & Brewers Gold Joined at the Hop3.80Excellent
Northern Monk - Patrons Project 22.01 // Independent North // Good Measure // Black Friday // Manchester Tart Stout6.00ExcellentA lovely cherry-flavoured Stout with a long name. Complex other flavours too.
Kent - Craft Pale 3.80Not Tried
Iron Pier - Perry St Pale3.70Not Tried
Iron Pier - Milk Stout4.40Not Tried
24 Jan 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and the usual crowds have yet to assemble.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Magic Rock - Ringmaster3.90ExcellentNice hops in a low-strength pint.
Kent - Clerkenwell Pale3.80Not Tried
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPA5.80Not Tried
Siren Craft - Under Current4.50Not Tried
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50Not Tried
Siren Craft - Yu Lu3.60Not Tried
17 Jun 2017 (Jack William)
Early evening, pleasantly quiet. Some talk of wonderful beaches in Cambodia.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Six Hop6.50ExceptionalLeft this one to last - full of complex flavours - my first "exceptional" rated beer - even though I only had a 1/3. Wonderful.
Dark Star - Revelation5.70GoodGetting overtones of violets.
Gun - Pale Ale4.60GoodSubtlety fruity
Bad Seed - Dalliance4.00GoodDry and light.
Durham - Jaded Muse4.40AcceptableRather weak taste - especially following the Revelation.
Kent - Craft Pale 3.80Not Tried
True North (originally contract brewed at Welbeck Abbey) - Red Rye4.70Not Tried
Bad Seed - Bravo 4.50Not Tried
Bad Seed - Glass case of emotion8.30Not Tried
25 Apr 2017 (Jack William)
Evening - not busy. Swift half in passing.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hawkshead - Lakeland Gold4.40Good
Kent - Clerkenwell Pale3.80Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Cwtch4.60Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Fugg LIfe4.20Not Tried
Dark Star - Crème Brûlée5.90Not Tried"a dessert in a glass" according to the label
16 Mar 2017 (Jack William)
Early evening- busy. Didn't note all ales on but a good selection of Oakhams - at a price!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Attila7.50GoodLip stickingly good - but broke a new barrier for me - 3.10 For a half.
Oakham - JHB3.80Acceptable
15 Oct 2016 (Magnus Greel)
Busy mid evening visit for our 8th pub today.
BeerABVScoreNotes
RedWillow - Directionless4.20ExcellentI was rendered directionless upon departure!
Dark Star - Green Hopped IPA6.50Not Tried
Hopcraft (experimental side of Pixie Spring) - Graveyard Eyes4.50Not Tried
Hopcraft (experimental side of Pixie Spring) - Diggin' Up The King4.90Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Enigma4.40Not Tried
Hopcraft (experimental side of Pixie Spring) - Damned Deaf3.80Not Tried
03 Jul 2016 (Jack William)
Noon - first one in - and my first pint of the weekend. The heavy rock music was incongruous - by not too loud.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Seville4.00GoodBitter citrus notes - as per the label.
Ascot - 5/4 Favourite (formerly Alligator Ale)4.60Not Tried
Ascot - Starting Gate (formerly Alley Cat Ale)3.80Not Tried
Kent - Clerkenwell Pale3.80Not Tried
Ascot - Aureole Ale3.30Not Tried
18 Jun 2016 (Jack William)
Early Saturday evening - fairly quiet - just a quick visit so only noted a few of the beers on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Long Beech Blvd5.40AcceptableA "smoked pale ale" - I didn't take to the smokiness at all - best to leave it to the dark ales where it can complement rather than dominate I think.
Wishbone - Blonde3.60Not Tried
Wishbone - Boilerplate5.70Not Tried
07 Jun 2016 (Stephen Harris)
I came in here to pick up a little pub crawl where I left off a week ago. Holly was playing the piano. Iíve truly lost count of the number of pubs Iíve walked into and found Holly playing the piano.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wishbone - Abyss4.30GoodNot a brewery Iím familiar with. This is a rich, black Stout that drinks above its ABV, but which soon fell flat in the glass.
Orbit - Werk5.60GoodFrom a keg, and it must have been an old-fashioned keg because it turned out to be quite heavily carbonated. But really good hop flavours to compensate.
Fyne - Vital Spark4.40Not Tried
Kent - Clerkenwell Pale3.80Not Tried
Salopian - Divine Comedy3.90Not Tried
Fyne - Cloud Burst4.30Not Tried
Hop Studio - Fudge4.50Not Tried
Fyne - Titan4.20Not Tried
Hop Studio - Vienna5.50Not Tried
Salopian - Sienna4.40Not Tried
30 May 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Fifth and final pub on a pub crawl along and around White Lion Street (sadly the White Lion itself is long-closed). Saving the best until last.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Titan4.20ExcellentAmber-coloured and hoppy. Very tasty.
Tempest - Harvest IPA6.70ExcellentFrom a key-keg. A clear, golden IPA with Belgian yeast flavours.
Fyne - Maverick4.20Not Tried
Kent - Clerkenwell Pale3.80Not Tried
Salopian - Divine Comedy3.90Not Tried
Hop Studio - Fudge4.50Not Tried
Hop Studio - Marzen3.80Not Tried
Hop Studio - Vienna5.50Not 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

Website.

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, 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