‘Very hot’ is an understatement of Saturday’s brewery ride!
But great fun –we visited 18 breweries & indicated where another 4 were and made 4 stops for welcome refreshments (5 for those who made it to end!)
Route was off road when possible or on quiet roads and canal towpaths -except for a busy bit in Hackney (where I added some unintentional diversions!) -we even took in a couple of busy markets -Broadway & Ridley road!
after the blazing sun and lack of shade at the Bevertown brewery we all welcomed the chilled breweries in Walthamstow (Pillars & Wild card) as well as the amazing ‘gods own junkyard’ -always worth a visit!
A few hardy souls made it to the last stop at Tap east -we had to share with guns n’ roses fans there for a gig at London stadium!
List of Breweries and order we visited below
|East London breweries|
|brewery||location||web||Notes||TAP ROOM?||OPEN SAT|
|1||Trumans||E3 2NT||https://www.trumansbeer.co.uk/about-us/the-brewery/||Taproom at The Plough at Swan Wharf||y||y|
|3||Howling hops||E9 5EN||https://howlinghops.co.uk/||taproom||Y||NOON|
|4||Laine||E9 7BT||https://peoplesparktavern.pub/post/134988484937/brewery||PEOPLES PARK TAVERN||Y||NOON|
|5||Redchurch||E2 9RF||https://www.redchurch.beer/||Taproom (experimental brews only made on this site)||Y||NOON|
|6||Three sods||E2 6NB||https://www.threesodsbrewery.com/||Bethnal green social club (cellar bar)||CLUB||Y|
|8||Forest road||E8 3RL||https://www.forestroad.co.uk/||Taproom used to brew in east London now Belgium!||y||y|
|9||London fields||E8 3RR||https://londonfieldsbrewery.co.uk/||taproom|
|10||Maregade Brew Co||E8 1EJ||https://maregade.com/||in cock tavern||PUB|
|11||40ft||E8 3DP||https://www.facebook.com/40ftbrewery/||Open sat eve||Y||5PM|
|12||Five points||E8 1JE||https://fivepointsbrewing.co.uk/beer/||Hackney downs (tap room in July)||n||n|
|13||Pressure drop||E8 1DU||https://pressuredropbrewing.co.uk/||N||N|
|14||Beavertown||N17 9QP||https://www.beavertownbrewery.co.uk/home/||Tap room on industrial estate||Y||Y|
|15||Left bank||E17 6BX||https://www.leftbankbrewery.co.uk/||Inside Blackhorse workshop||n||n|
|16||Pillars||E17 9HQ||https://www.pillarsbrewery.com/||Real lager||2-11PM|
|17||Wild card||E17 9HQ||https://www.wildcardbrewery.co.uk/||Excellent taproom others as well as own brews||Y||11AM|
|19||ELB||E10 7QB||https://www.eastlondonbrewing.com/||Nice beer no taproom||N||N|
|20||Signature brew||E10 7BT||https://www.signaturebrew.co.uk/||Music themed beers||Y||CLOSED|
|21||Tap East||E20 1EE||https://www.tapeast.co.uk/||A brewery in Westfield!||PUB||11AM|
|Pretty Decent beer||E7 9EF||https://www.prettydecentbeer.co/||Forest gate – a proportion of every sale goes to organisations supporting sustainable water solutions in the developing world.||rare|
|One mile end||E1 4TP||https://onemileend.com/||Pub –was brewed in cellar now in Tottenham||PUB||10-30AM|
Some pics of ride courtesy of Robin again! Thanks! https://www.flickr.com/photos/rsstephenson/sets/72157682231080014