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Wild Card Brewery (Brewery Tap)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Three Sods - SeSsiON IPAExcellent1
Wild Card - Wild Hop PaleExcellent1
Wild Card - Pale AleExcellent1
Wild Card - Raspberry SaisonExcellent1
Wild Card - Ace of SpadesExcellent2
Wild Card - Unite ForageExcellent1
Wild Card - Citra PaleExcellent1
Wild Card - Queen of DiamondsGood1
Wild Card - Jack of ClubsGood1
Gipsy Hill - SouthpawGood1
Wild Card - King of HeartsGood1
Wild Card - American Pale AleAcceptable1
Wild Card - Simcoe & Citra PaleAcceptable1
Three Sods - Belgian BuggerAcceptable1
Wild Card - DanaAcceptable1
Redemption - Pale AleNot Tried0
Two Cocks - 1643 CavalierNot Tried0
Wild Card - Wildcard IPANot Tried0
Brick - Kinsale BitterNot Tried0
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Hospital PorterNot Tried0
Three Sods - Leapyear Golden Ale Not Tried0
Wild Card - New Zealand Pale AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Wild Card Brewery, Walthamstow, Greater London
Picture 2. Wild Card Brewery, Walthamstow, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

11 May 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Exceptionally busy here on a Saturday evening. No cask beers available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wild Card - Unite Forage3.30ExcellentFrom a keg of some kind. A crisp, pale, dry beer, flavoured with wild flowers and herbs gathered at Walthamstow Wetlands.
02 Sep 2017 (Stephen Harris)
The Walthamstow Village Festival is taking place this weekend and both this venue and Pillars Brewery next door (which we also visited) are packed out in the evening. Wild Card’s new taproom at their new, larger brewery site in Higham Hill is also now open, apparently. The last standing cask beer (a New Zealand Pale) ran out whilst we were in the queue.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wild Card - Simcoe & Citra Pale3.30AcceptableFrom keg. Nice hop flavours spoiled by over-carbonation and chill.
Wild Card - New Zealand Pale Ale4.80Not TriedRan out.
16 Jun 2017 (Stephen Harris)
On a warm evening, there are loads of people here, enjoying the outside tables. The Wild Card Brewery itself has recently moved to larger premises in Higham Hill.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wild Card - American Pale Ale4.50AcceptableA golden beer that was spoiled by flat condition.
Three Sods - SeSsiON IPA4.40Not Tried
Three Sods - Leapyear Golden Ale 5.00Not Tried
12 Mar 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Quiet here in the mid-afternoon on a rainy Sunday. I noticed that lots of people were looking in but not staying for a drink. Unexpectedly, none of the cask beers were from Wild Card.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Three Sods - SeSsiON IPA4.40ExcellentVery tasty. Light and hoppy.
Three Sods - Belgian Bugger5.00AcceptableA golden, Belgian-style Witbier. I’m not sure that it quite works.
Three Sods - Leapyear Golden Ale 5.00Not Tried
18 Feb 2017 (Stephen Harris)
An early lunchtime rendezvous with a 30-strong mixed group of Leyton Orient and Notts County fans who are beginning a pre-match pub crawl here. The Wild Card brewers are from Nottingham and have opened up especially early for us. In fact, jugs of free beer are just being poured when the bulk of the group move on, leaving just few of us to benefit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wild Card - Citra Pale3.90ExcellentRight on the button.
Wild Card - Ace of Spades4.70GoodA rich, black Porter.
Wild Card - Jack of Clubs4.50Not Tried
18 Nov 2016 (Stephen Harris)
I manage to get here ahead of the crowds and bag a cosy table next to the coal fire.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wild Card - Raspberry Saison3.90ExcellentFrom key-keg. Pale golden coloured and cloudy. Very dry and brett-sour, with a fairly subtle raspberry flavour. I liked it a lot.
Wild Card - Jack of Clubs4.50GoodA ruby-red, fruity Bitter.
Brick - Kinsale Bitter4.00Not Tried
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Hospital Porter5.20Not Tried
30 Sep 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Dave and I move on here by bus. We don’t stay long as a band is setting up inside and light rain is reducing the attractiveness of the outside tables. It later transpires that a couple of other friends are drinking just around the corner and come here just after we leave – they report that the band were ‘superb’.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wild Card - Wild Hop Pale4.30ExcellentBrewed using wild, green hops gathered from Walthamstow Marshes. Really good. One of the best of its type that I have tried.
Wild Card - Dana4.30AcceptableGolden and quite dry.
17 Apr 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Early Sunday afternoon and there are lots of families here, taking advantage of some nice sunshine and using the outside tables.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wild Card - King of Hearts4.50GoodCloudy and golden. Fresh and refreshing.
Wild Card - Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Wild Card - Wildcard IPA7.00Not Tried
10 Jan 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Lunchtime visit, when quiet here. A bit chilly, and we huddled close to the stove. The cask beers are now dispensed via handpumps rather than from the stillage.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wild Card - Ace of Spades4.70ExcellentRich, dark Porter with lots of coffee and chocolate flavours. Good enough to have a couple.
Gipsy Hill - Southpaw4.20GoodA nice, hoppy, Pale Ale
Wild Card - Jack of Clubs4.50Not Tried
Wild Card - Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
20 Jul 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Early afternoon visit. Quite busy, and it’s nice to be here when some of the surrounding businesses are open too. Korean bacon and cabbage dumplings to help the beer down.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wild Card - Pale Ale3.80ExcellentAmber-coloured and very tasty. I could drink plenty of this.
Wild Card - Queen of Diamonds5.10GoodA tasty IPA, let down a little by flat condition off the stillage.
Redemption - Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Wild Card - Jack of Clubs4.50Not Tried
Two Cocks - 1643 Cavalier3.80Not Tried

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About the Wild Card Brewery

The pub sign. Wild Card Brewery, Walthamstow, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

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The pub is found in Walthamstow, Greater London, E17 9HQ.

Wild Card Brewery was established in around March 2013, brewing initially on the brew-plant at Brentwood Brewery in Essex. February 2014 saw the development of its own premises on an industrial estate off Shernhall Street, Walthamstow, after earlier plans to brew in the cellar of the Warrant Officer pub had fallen through. A small bar has been developed on site and opens to the public on Fridays to Sundays. In early 2018, all brewing moved to a much larger site elsewhere in Walthamstow, but this premises continues as the Brewery Tap.

We have visited this pub 13 times, seen 26 different beers and tried 19 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E17 9HQ