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Birdcage (BrewDog)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Five Points - Railway PorterExcellent1
Sambrook's - The Draft House Session IPA Good1
Stone & Wood - Stone Beer 2016 Good1
London Brewing Co. - Oyster StoutGood1
Stone & Wood - Cloud Catcher Acceptable1
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Hackney - New Zealand Pale Ale Not Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - GuthrieNot Tried0
Truman's - Gypsy QueenNot Tried0
Pioneer Brewing Co. - Whitbread Pale Ale (brewed at Windsor & Eton)Not Tried0
London Brewing Co. - Brown AleNot Tried0

Visits Details

29 Mar 2018 (Archie14)
Very busy on an early Sunday afternoon, I believe the BrewDog Co have now acquired the Draft House group which for me is a big negative, not a fan of BrewDog at all!
BeerABVScoreNotes
London Brewing Co. - Oyster Stout4.80Good
London Brewing Co. - Brown Ale5.10Not Tried
11 Aug 2016 (Stephen Harris)
There is a wide range of London Beer City events to choose from tonight and Woody and I come here first after a day watching cricket at the Oval. This pub has branded itself the Australia Beer Embassy for the duration of the week and tonight there is a ‘Meet the Brewer’ and four keg beers from Stone & Wood. We duly meet some Australian types and are treated to a complimentary round.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stone & Wood - Stone Beer 2016 6.40GoodDark chestnut brown in colour. Described as an ‘Altbier’ by the brewery or as ‘a bit like a Stout’ by the barmaid. A slight roasted barley flavour and some chocolaty flavours. I thought it was a bit thin for its strength.
Stone & Wood - Cloud Catcher 5.50AcceptableOn keg dispense. Hazy golden/orange. Fruity flavours. Over-carbonated.
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Truman's - Gypsy Queen4.20Not Tried
Pioneer Brewing Co. - Whitbread Pale Ale (brewed at Windsor & Eton)4.00Not TriedAn interesting development, but I could not quite bring myself to try this.
22 Sep 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Busy, but not as loud or as frantic as on my previous visit. Pint served in a dimpled mug with possibly the shortest measure I have ever seen. The first top-up came unprompted: I then had to ask for it to be further topped-up.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sambrook's - The Draft House Session IPA 3.50GoodGolden. As usual for Sambrook’s, it is a predominately malty taste, although there is a good hop presence too.
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Guthrie4.30Not Tried
06 Feb 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Very busy on a Friday early evening and also very loud. Not the place for a quiet drink after work – I’ll have to come back on a quieter evening. I took my eye off the ball whilst my pint was being served and it came in a great big clunking dimpled mug, with a very short measure.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80ExcellentNot, unfortunately, the ‘Derailed Porter’ that is currently available, but still very nice indeed.
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Hackney - New Zealand Pale Ale 4.50Not TriedRan out.

About the Birdcage

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good3
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Bethnal Green, Greater London, E2 7QB.

One of the oldest pubs in the area, the Birdcage was established here by 1760 in a former farmhouse. Long a Truman’s Brewery house, for much of its history this was a market pub, with Columbia Market across the road. The continuing flower market still brings many people to the area on a Sunday. In 2014 the pub was acquired by the Draft House chain and given a new lease of life. Now a single-room establishment, although a step up shows where one of the old divisions used to be.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 11 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E2 7QB