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Old Street Brewery & Taproom (Brewery)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Old Street (formerly Queen's Head) - Yum Yum JuiceExcellent1
Old Street (formerly Queen's Head) - I Need More DatesExcellent1
Deviant & Dandy - No Figgity StoutExcellent1
Old Street (formerly Queen's Head) - I'm So BrutifulExcellent1
Old Street (formerly Queen's Head) - Desert SunriseExcellent1
Old Street (formerly Queen's Head) - My Dad is a Carrot Good1
Old Street (formerly Queen's Head) - Peely WallyGood1
Old Street (formerly Queen's Head) - Schlub Juice Good1
Old Street (formerly Queen's Head) - Pleasant Juice Acceptable1
Old Street (formerly Queen's Head) - No Room to Fail Acceptable1
Good Chemistry - Natural SelectionAcceptable1
Picture 1. Old Street Brewery & Taproom, Bethnal Green, Greater London
Picture 2. Old Street Brewery & Taproom, Bethnal Green, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

01 Feb 2019 (Stephen Harris)
A busy evening session. It's good to see how this venue is developing.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Street (formerly Queen's Head) - Yum Yum Juice5.50ExcellentDirect from the tank. Murky gold. A citrusy Pale Ale with Rakau, Waimea and Huell Melon hops in a really nice blend.
Old Street (formerly Queen's Head) - I Need More Dates7.00ExcellentDirect from the tank. Black and a little bit flat. Dates, honey and lactose.
Deviant & Dandy - No Figgity Stout8.00ExcellentA strong Stout with added figs.
09 Nov 2018 (Stephen Harris)
There are two Old Street Brewery beers available direct from the tanks tonight, alongside several guest kegs.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Street (formerly Queen's Head) - Desert Sunrise6.70ExcellentA pale beer, well-hopped with Citra and Mosaic. It also has a pleasant fruitiness which I discover comes from cactus.
Old Street (formerly Queen's Head) - Yum Yum Juice5.50Not Tried
16 Sep 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening on a relaxed late-summer Sunday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Street (formerly Queen's Head) - I'm So Brutiful6.70ExcellentCloudy gold, full-bodied and dry.
Old Street (formerly Queen's Head) - Peely Wally5.50GoodIn the currently ubiquitous, cloudy gold, soft and fruity style.
20 Jul 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Quite busy in the mid-evening, including a couple of friends to natter with. I have not quite worked out the ‘real ale’ status of the beers here. The beers brewed on site are served direct from the tanks in a similar way to those at Zero Degrees or Howling Hops. Not sure if any gas is added. Anyway, they are very drinkable.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Street (formerly Queen's Head) - Schlub Juice 6.00GoodA very bitter, murky brew.
Old Street (formerly Queen's Head) - My Dad is a Carrot 6.50GoodA West Coast IPA style. No carrots were harmed in its making apparently.
Old Street (formerly Queen's Head) - Pleasant Juice 7.40AcceptableThe murkiest NEIPA I have encountered yet.
26 Apr 2018 (Stephen Harris)
A small gathering of people here in the mid-evening. All home brewed beer is apparently ‘sold out’.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Good Chemistry - Natural Selection4.00AcceptableFrom some kind of keg arrangement and overly fizzy. Pale gold and dry.
06 Apr 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Although the Taproom had a soft launch a couple of weeks ago, tonight seems to be the first night with an Old Street Brewery beer actually for sale. I thought the advertised prices were quite a bargain, until I discovered that all beer is sold by the two-thirds of a pint measure.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Street (formerly Queen's Head) - No Room to Fail 5.00AcceptablePoured straight from the conditioning tank. A fierce Pale Ale – a bit raw I thought.

About the Old Street Brewery & Taproom

The pub sign. Old Street Brewery & Taproom, Bethnal Green, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent5
Good3
Acceptable3
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Bethnal Green, Greater London, E2 0EJ.

Old Street Brewery began life in 2016 and for a while brewed on a very small kit in the cellar of the Queen’s Head pub near King's Cross railway station. In early 2018 the brewery was relaunched in a railway arch very close to Bethnal Green tube station. A taproom area has been developed at the brewery – at the time of writing a pattern of opening hours is yet to be established. No cask conditioned beer is sold at the Taproom.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 11 different beers and tried them all.

Map location

Postcode: E2 0EJ