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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 DogExcellent3
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Pale XXExcellent3
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Lost ClockExcellent3
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Single Hop Pale Ale SimcoeExcellent2
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Passion Fruit Gose Excellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - High & DryExcellent3
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - House IPAExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Blueberry HillExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - SolarExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - BreakdownExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Sliced not DicedGood1
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

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.
26 Jul 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Back here again for a first taste from the new menu. Very good.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Pale XX5.10Excellent
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - High & Dry4.40ExcellentA Kolsch-style beer with a lot of dry-hopping.
22 Jul 2019 (Stephen Harris)
A hot evening with the outside tables proving popular. A new catering operation starts here tonight. The food is Colombian and looks great.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Pale XX5.10ExcellentThis one never fails to hit the spot for me.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Single Hop Pale Ale Simcoe5.50ExcellentOpaque gold with pine and lime tastes from the hops.
10 Jul 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Robert and I soon move here from Crate. Like every other customer, we sit outside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - House IPA6.90ExcellentTop IPA.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Breakdown6.20ExcellentPleased to see this still available. Very nice.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Sliced not Diced5.00GoodCrazy pineapple drink.

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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
Exceptional5
Excellent99
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 59 times, seen 66 different beers and tried 64 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E9 5EN