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Beer Merchants Tap (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Beavertown - Zoltar Says “Make Your Wish” Exceptional1
Northern Monk - SharknadoExceptional1
Lervig - Easy DDH IPA Excellent1
Tiny Rebel - Fields Forever NEIPAExcellent1
Verzet - Oud Bruin Raspberry Harvest 2017 Excellent1
La Senne - Brussels CallingExcellent1
Tiny Rebel - The Vader ShuffleExcellent1
Tiny Rebel - Strawberry MilkshakeExcellent1
Lost and Grounded - Running with SpectresExcellent1
Tiny Rebel - CwtchExcellent1
Kona Brewing Co. - Hanalei IPAGood1
Tiny Rebel - Nelson Sauvin Milkshake IPA Good1
Tiny Rebel - Club TropicanaGood1
Siren Craft - Under CurrentNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - HANKNot Tried0
Titanic - Plum PorterNot Tried0
Picture 1. Beer Merchants Tap, Hackney, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

09 Sep 2018 (Stephen Harris)
There is nothing wrong with the two cask beers available here tonight – two of my absolute favourites in fact – but I need a slow, sippin’ kind of beer whilst my body deals with a large overload of nachos from the previous pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
La Senne - Brussels Calling6.50ExcellentA cloudy, golden IPA – everyone is brewing them. Fragrant and bitter.
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Cwtch4.60Not Tried
29 Jul 2018 (Stephen Harris)
On to Beer Merchants where a group of friends is ensconced. It is Tiny Rebel week or Tiny Rebel month or something and good to see a couple of their interesting beers on cask as well as a line of key-keg taps.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tiny Rebel - Strawberry Milkshake4.20ExcellentLess lactose than the Nelson Milkshake beer and lots of strawberry. Better balance in my opinion.
Tiny Rebel - Fields Forever NEIPA6.50ExcellentFrom key-keg. Murky gold. Amber, sweet, milky, strawberry.
Tiny Rebel - Nelson Sauvin Milkshake IPA 4.20GoodMurky pale gold, a lot of lactose, bit of grapefruit.
Tiny Rebel - Club Tropicana5.40GoodFrom key-keg and a bit too much carbonation has built up for my tastes. Hazy gold, with lots of tropical fruit flavours.
06 May 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Busy on Sunday early evening, although nothing compared to the crowds at nearby Crate and Howling Hops – one look at those and I moved on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Northern Monk - Sharknado5.50ExceptionalFrom key-keg. Orange in colour. This is an IPA, flavoured with sea salt and blood orange. It is fantastic. My friend starts to get annoyed by my repeated comments about how fantastic it is.
Beavertown - Zoltar Says “Make Your Wish” 7.50ExceptionalFrom key-keg. Another superb beer. This one is a white wine barrel-aged Stout. English hops and Irish yeast.
Tiny Rebel - Cwtch4.60ExcellentThe sole beer on cask today, but it’s a cracker.
Kona Brewing Co. - Hanalei IPA4.50GoodFrom keg dispense and a bit fizzy. A rather dry, fruity, pale IPA.
18 Apr 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Whilst everyone was sitting with their coats on as far from the door as possible when I visited a couple of weeks ago, tonight they are all out in the yard wearing T-shirts.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tiny Rebel - The Vader Shuffle6.50ExcellentA black, barrel-aged Porter brewed with Belgian yeast. Oak and spice and toffee. Special stuff.
Lost and Grounded - Running with Spectres6.80ExcellentFrom key-keg. A Baltic-style Porter. Good strength. Black, rich and dry, with chocolate flavours.
Tiny Rebel - HANK4.00Not Tried
02 Apr 2018 (Stephen Harris)
I’ve read a lot about this place recently and was pleased to make a first visit. Very impressive. For some reason I shunned a favourite cask beer to try a couple of the keg thingies.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Lervig - Easy DDH IPA 4.50ExcellentFrom a keg of some kind. A wonderful, murky, golden IPA with Mosaic and Citra.
Verzet - Oud Bruin Raspberry Harvest 2017 6.00ExcellentFrom a keg of some kind. Dry and woody and fruity and sour and expensive.
Siren Craft - Under Current4.50Not Tried

About the Beer Merchants Tap

The pub sign. Beer Merchants Tap, Hackney, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent8
Good3
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

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

A very large new bar, opened in former industrial premises close to Hackney Wick Station in early 2018. There is a large, split-level main bar, with another big room beyond and a courtyard seating area at the front. Beer sold in a variety of formats, including through 20 taps and two handpumps on the bar.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 16 different beers and tried 13 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E9 5LN