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Hop & Anchor (BrewDog)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Oskar Blues - Death by CoconutExcellent1
Siren Craft - Sound WaveExcellent1
Firestone Walker - Luponic DistortionGood1
Northern Monk - FaithGood1
Fallen - New World OdysseyGood1
Fallen - Chew ChewAcceptable1
Stone (Berlin) - Scarlet HibiscusAcceptable1
Fallen - Grapevine New World PalePoor1
Porter House - Plain PorterPoor1

Visits Details

13 Jun 2019 (McGargle)
Same nonsense trotted out about cask beer supposed to be flat. This kind of idiocy is killing cask beer. One culprit was an own label Buxton 5% Pale Ale.
Siren Craft - Sound Wave5.60ExcellentSpot-on APA.
Fallen - Grapevine New World Pale5.40PoorNo condition.
05 Jun 2019 (McGargle)
Very quiet. Only cask was tired Fierce Cafe Racer so enjoyed Budvar and Schneider Weisse.
28 May 2019 (McGargle)
Oskar Blues - Death by Coconut6.50ExcellentWith a little more body this would be verging on 5*.
28 May 2019 (McGargle)
Great beer list. Think Firestone Walker, Oskar Blues, Sierra Nevada and Victory.
Firestone Walker - Luponic Distortion5.80GoodOld school American IPA.
25 Apr 2019 (McGargle)
Stone (Berlin) - Scarlet Hibiscus6.20AcceptableDryish pale ale.
Porter House - Plain Porter4.30PoorTotally lacking any condition. I was told that was how cask was supposed to be. Ho Hum!
28 Mar 2019 (McGargle)
Not all beers noted. 2 cask and 8 keg lines.
Fallen - New World Odyssey4.10Good£2.61 a pint!
14 Mar 2019 (McGargle)
Busy with a mostly younger set. Good atmosphere but haven't got the keg serve sorted; lots of fobbing.
Northern Monk - Faith5.40GoodLight and very hoppy Pale Ale. Perhaps, served a tad cold.
Fallen - Chew Chew6.00AcceptableBordering 2*. A fine stout failed by the serve. It comes from a jacketed cask behind the bar and was warm and totally lacking condition. The curse of cask - again. £2.90 a pint.

About the Hop & Anchor

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB11 6PH.

Once a church, then a warehouse for ripening bananas, the premises In Exchange Street, were converted to a Draft House and opened on 8th March 2019. Owned by BrewDog and the first of this pub chain to open outside London. Committed to stocking two cask ales plus 10 keg beers and with at least on of the cask ales always selling at £2.90 a pint (initially after opening. Food is tasty pub grub including pies, burgers, fish & chips, sausage & mash, gammon & eggs, wings and more.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 9 different beers and tried them all.

Map location

Postcode: AB11 6PH