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Howling Hops Tank Bar (Brewery Tap)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Velvet DogExcellent4
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Lost ClockExcellent3
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - High & DryExcellent2
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - YükiExceptional1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Blueberry HillExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - IslandsExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - New Old LondonExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Pale XXExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Passion Fruit Gose Excellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Plum & Gooseberry GoseExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - QuicksandExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Single Hop Pale Ale SimcoeExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - SolarExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - St ClementsExcellent1
Picture 1. Howling Hops Tank Bar, Hackney, Greater London
Picture 2. Howling Hops Tank Bar, Hackney, Greater London
Picture 3. Howling Hops Tank Bar, Hackney, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

27 Nov 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Here for the launch of new canned beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Yüki9.20ExceptionalPoured from a can. A stunning whisky barrel-aged Imperial Stout. Even better (longer maturation?) than the keg version released a few months ago.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Plum & Gooseberry Gose4.50ExcellentFresh from the tank. Sharp gooseberry followed by more-subtle plum. Some salt on the lips.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - New Old London4.80ExcellentFresh from the tank. Roasty and toasty, chocolate and coffee.
28 Oct 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening for some of the excellent Colombian food served here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Velvet Dog7.10ExcellentFresh from the tank. A strong and slightly sweet Wheat Beer.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Quicksand6.70ExcellentFresh from the tank. This week's new NEIPA, brewed primarily with Simcoe and with Centennial and Columbus in support. Dominated by sharp grapefruit and lemony flavours.
16 Oct 2019 (Stephen Harris)
A big group of visiting beer spotters from somewhere are being quite noisy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Islands7.30ExcellentFresh from the tank. A murky yellow colour. Strong NEIPA with loads of Galaxy and Mosaic.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - St Clements7.20ExcellentFresh from the tank. Oranges and lemons in abundance.
02 Oct 2019 (Stephen Harris)
It's amazing how often I find myself unable to pass this place at the moment.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Passion Fruit Gose 4.50ExcellentFresh from the tank. Tart fruit beer that leaves salt on the lips.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Velvet Dog7.10ExcellentFresh from the tank. Velvety smooth, strong and hoppy.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Lost Clock6.50ExcellentFresh from the tank. A full-bodied, bitter, US-hopped IPA. Pronounced grapefruit flavours.
23 Sep 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Much more relaxed here tonight than on my previous visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Velvet Dog7.10ExcellentFresh from the tank.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Lost Clock6.50ExcellentFresh from the tank.
21 Sep 2019 (Stephen Harris)
I'm used to visiting this taproom in the quiet of a weekday afternoon. At 7pm on a Saturday it is filling rapidly. Thoughts of eating are abandoned and I stay just for one.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Lost Clock6.50ExcellentFresh from the tank. New IPA.
12 Sep 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening visit and the bar is quite lively tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Pale XX5.10Excellent
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Velvet Dog7.10ExcellentA strong, hoppy, slightly sweetened Wheat Beer. Served (as with all beer here) direct from the tank.
28 Aug 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Here during a late-afternoon lull.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Blueberry Hill7.00ExcellentGetting my vitamin C intake.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Solar7.40ExcellentFresh and juicy.
05 Aug 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Another visit where the excellent new food operation here was the primary motivation.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Single Hop Pale Ale Simcoe5.50ExcellentFresh from the tank. Lush Simcoe flavours.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - High & Dry4.40ExcellentFresh from the tank.
31 Jul 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Here primarily for food.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - High & Dry4.40ExcellentFresh from the tank. This beer again impresses.

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About the Howling Hops Tank Bar

The pub sign. Howling Hops Tank Bar, Hackney, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional6
Excellent105
Good20
Acceptable1
Poor-

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

The Howling Hops Brewery was established in July 2012 in the cellar of the Cock Tavern at Hackney Central. Very cramped conditions limited output and the varied range of beers could generally only be found in the pub. June 2015 saw the opening of a substantially larger brewery in Queens Yard, Hackney Wick and the associated, large Taproom. This occupies a former industrial premises, with the brewery itself at one end and a large space occupied by trestle tables at the other. Outside seating is also available and there is also a kitchen and a café-style counter. Uniquely in London at present, all the beers are poured directly from the conditioning tanks. Nearly as unusually, beers are only sold in two-third pint measures. The brewery stands almost next door to Crate Brewery.

We have visited this pub 62 times, seen 72 different beers and tried 70 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E9 5EN