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Hackney Church Brewery (Brew Pub)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Two Tribes (formerly King Beer) - Electric CircusExcellent1
Hackney Church - DEA Pale AleExcellent1
Tiny Rebel - Pomegranate and Molasses Belgian Strong AleExcellent1
Kernel - India Pale Ale - Galaxy EnigmaExcellent1
St John at Hackney - Centennial Brown AleExcellent1
Lervig - Hoppy JoeExcellent1
Deviant & Dandy - Weekday WarriorExcellent1
Fifth Hammer - Quantum BubblesExcellent1
Hackney Church - Chatsworth Cherry SaisonExcellent1
Kernel - Export Stout London 1890Excellent1
Hackney Church - Session IPA - Pilot SeriesGood1
Neckstamper - Salamander Red AleGood1
Hackney Church - Urban East IPAGood1
Picture 1. Hackney Church Brewery, Hackney, Greater London
Picture 2. Hackney Church Brewery, Hackney, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

07 Feb 2020 (Stephen Harris)
It's rammed in here tonight.
Two Tribes (formerly King Beer) - Electric Circus4.70ExcellentKey-keg. Heavily-hopped with a lot of flavours. Orange and pine resin.
Hackney Church - Session IPA - Pilot Series3.80GoodFrom keg. Fizzy. Quaffable. Floral and fragrant hops.
02 Jan 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Three chaps on the next table are eating their way through a mountain of barbecued meat.
Neckstamper - Salamander Red Ale5.60GoodFrom key-keg. Strong, with sweet malt and red fruit. Some subtle hops.
31 Aug 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Saturday night and lively.
Fifth Hammer - Quantum Bubbles7.30ExcellentA US import in keg. A golden, dry IPA.
05 Jul 2019 (Stephen Harris)
The fine weather continues and most are sat outside.
Hackney Church - Urban East IPA6.20GoodFresh from the tank. Bittersweet.
12 Jun 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Very quiet in the afternoon. Filled with lovely brewing smells.
Deviant & Dandy - Weekday Warrior2.70ExcellentPresumably from a keg of some kind. This low-strength, high flavour Pale Ale is just the job for the circumstances.
18 Apr 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening.
Kernel - India Pale Ale - Galaxy Enigma6.20Excellent
11 Apr 2019 (Stephen Harris)
A quick one on passing.
Hackney Church - DEA Pale Ale5.10ExcellentCloudy gold. A fruity and dry pint, hopped with Denali, El Dorado and Azacca.
05 Apr 2019 (Stephen Harris)
A quick visit. It has a bit of a pre-club atmosphere tonight.
Hackney Church - Chatsworth Cherry Saison2.80ExcellentFrom keg I think. Pink foam. Smooth, fruity and tart.
28 Feb 2019 (Stephen Harris)
A quiet evening in here.
St John at Hackney - Centennial Brown Ale5.40ExcellentBrown Ale with hops and a relatively light body.
Lervig - Hoppy Joe4.70ExcellentFrom keg. US Red with malt and a little caramel plus great hops.
21 Feb 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Late-afternoon and I almost have the place to myself.
Kernel - Export Stout London 18907.50ExcellentFrom key-keg. Another superb recreation of an historic London recipe by The Kernel.
Tiny Rebel - Pomegranate and Molasses Belgian Strong Ale8.00ExcellentFrom some kind of keg. Amber and strong. Fruity sweet and a little bit spicy. On another day I might consider this to be 5 star.

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About the Hackney Church Brewery

The pub sign. Hackney Church Brewery, Hackney, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Hackney, Greater London, E8 1DU.

A micro-brewery and tap room located in a double railway arch in central Hackney, in an area that has been designated a ‘food and drink hub’. Opened in late-May 2018. Established as St John at Hackney Brewery but renamed in March 2019 in case anyone should mistake the premises for a branch of the St John's fancy meat restaurants. There is a spacious indoor seating area beside the brewing equipment, a kitchen specialising in a kebab menu, and outdoor bench seating to the rear. No cask-conditioned beer is sold here, but some beer comes straight from the tanks. Open daily except Monday.

We have visited this pub 19 times, seen 29 different beers and tried 28 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E8 1DU