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Beer Available At Craft Beer Co - Islington (arranged by most recent)
Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale 97, Siren / Pizza Port Big The Inflatable Cowboy Hat (Mango and Lime) , Siren / Pizza Port Big The Inflatable Cowboy Hat , Siren / Evil Twin Even More Jesus VIII , Beavertown Black Betty 99, Oude Gueuze Tilquin à l’Ancienne 100, Siren / Mikkeller / Hill Farmstead Limoncello IPA 71, Siren Broken Dream (Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Aged) , Siren Cinnamon and Chilli Even More Jesus , Siren Sound Wave (Lychee and Gin) , Siren Undercurrent 81, Siren / Evil Twin Oi! Zeus! 95, Mikkeller Piscator 80, Westbrook Vanilla Tree Dubbel 82, Siren Liquid Mistress 94, Siren Experiment 366 91, Dark Star The Art Of Darkness 79, Dark Star Revelation 95, Dark Star Genesis 72, Partizan IPA Citra Chinook Columbus 73
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Svesse (181) Hässelby, Sweden | June 16, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
(Visited Nov 2012 and Apr 2013) Nice bar a couple of minutes away from Angel tube station. A well equipped bar to the left from the entrance and two nice and cosy seating rooms to the right. Around 30 beers on tap, half of them cask conditioned beers from high quality British brewers and the other half keg beers of high quality from UK, US, Denmark and even a couple of beers from Sweden on my visit. Impressive list of bottled beers. Service was friendly and efficient. Compared to the Clerkenwell bar, the beer selection is not quite as vast and impressive, but the ambiance feels a bit more laid back and cosy. A must visit.
maneliquor (65) Perth, Australia | June 3, 2013| Updated June 10, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Met Leighton here for a trade on the Dark Star Meet the Brewer day. Cosy looking place with a warm few rooms inside to the right with a big open area around the bar as you walk in then to the left a small courtyard which is very cool. Nowhere near as busy as Craft Beer Co in Leather Lane when I went there Friday which is probably a good thing. I guess Mondays are quieter in general. Service was fantastic, staff could easily recommend something of quality for not only me but my girlfriend as well. The two beer fridges straight in front as you walk in were pretty cool. Some very good looking bottles in there. It gets a little pricey when it comes to the bottle stuff but the keg beers are fantastic value. They also do quite good pies. One of my favourite pubs. Seem to always have great one off stuff when doing tap takeovers
jorge76 (56) , Italy | May 31, 2013| Updated June 10, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
i’ve been here on a sunny suday afternoon and the places outside were all busy so i we stayed in, this place has more pub "feeling" than the other in cleckerwell and this is good for me even if it does not have the long bar that i love and you can find in the "original" one.. entering here you’ve got exactly what you expect from a craft beer place ..great selection and knowledgeable staff
hopbomber (22) Manchester, England | May 31, 2013| Updated June 10, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Feels like a proper London boozer with a good mix of punters, most beer bars are pretty boring and sterile but this is nice. Good range of keg quite expensive, some of the bottles are very reasonable and the pies and crisps are really tasty. Great pub.
Jimmythespoon (68) , Cyprus | May 25, 2013| Updated June 10, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited here on a sunday afternoon and it was pretty quiet, just the way I like it. They have a very nice selection on draft and a fridge full of hard to find goodies.I went for the local beers, kernal and etc. Service was pretty good. Very nice clean tidy pub perfect for a tasting session.
Boudicca (389) London, England | May 17, 2013| Updated June 9, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
As you’d expect from the Craft Beer Co., this is a nice place with an exceptional range of beers. I first visited on the evening of the Un-Human Cannonball launch so it was probably more crowded than usual and the service was rather poor until Tom, the super-efficient manager, stepped in to point out that some people (e.g. yours truly) had been waiting to be served for what felt like about half an hour. (Thank you, Tom!). That aside, I think I prefer the place to the Clerkenwell branch. It’s more comfortable, with dark green walls and a red carpet giving it the feel of a New England colonial style house. On a subsequent visit I noticed that the back room seems to be a shrine to Mikkel Borg Bjergsø. There are four large black and white photographs of him adorning the walls and in one photo he’s actually doing some hands-on brewing!
(Last visited 3 June 2013).
EdKing (101) London, England | May 16, 2013| Updated June 9, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice looking boozer in a more traditional style than the other Craft pubs. On the inside it’s also of the more traditional variety and is a bit more homely and cosy than the other pubs, with carpeted floors and warmer decor. Wouldn’t be my preferred style, but it’s unique and different and has its own character. Beers choice is great, as one would expect and service was good when I went in. Nice addition with its own feel and I’ll happily pop in here when in this part of town.
Bryn_Fowler (8) , | May 11, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 14/20
As you would expect from a Craft family bar there is a great range here. The only thing that lets it down for me it that although they have tried to make it more like a place to spend a night it still feels very specialist to me. Not quite got the balance right. But you can;t go wrong if all you want is a good beer or 3. Just maybe not the place if you want a night out.
CraftBeerNick (8) London Town, England | April 21, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Had a few visits here and always had a nice time, far more comfortable than the other Crafts I have been too and a more accessible location. I have also got a comfortable seat and table. There is a nicer pub type feel and nice clientele. The beer selection is great, pretty pricey for most if the keg, norm seems £3.95 or £4.95 per half, most are foreign imports. I have tried the cold pies at the bar, nice to breaking the drinking up. It would be good if they did third pint measures for the stronger beers.
Fin (377) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | April 1, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
We visited here on Saturday 30 March 2013.I will be going against the flow with my review but I have to say this is my least favourite of the Craft Empire. As others have mentioned it is fair to say this place is very pub like and the decor is really quite smart though I was really surprised at the amount of carpeting and the colour of this which was almost scarlet I guess, I am not a big fan of carpet in pubs and this doesn’t do anything for this pub in my opinion. The beer selection was very impressive though like Leighton I found that the two casks choices we had to start with whilst fine and perhaps marginally better than average were not in top nick which was a slight disappointment as this has never been my experience when visiting Clerkenwell, Brighton or the Pimlico pubs where the casks have always been great. I must also comment on the service, the barman who served us seemed determined not to have to engage in conversation, to be fair he kindly gave Loz a taster of one beer and whilst never rude, other than telling us how much we had to pay he just seemed cold and uninterested, I probably wouldn’t have thought much about that were it not for the fact that I went and got another beer this time we had a keg beer each and I got the Mr Miserable treatment again. I look back at the many occasions of great service and happy, chatty well informed staff that have served me in all three of the other places and it just seemed to be a bit odd, maybe he was having a bad day, I don’t know but whatever was the matter I was a bit disappointed. Back to the pub itself, it was quite busy for a Saturday afternoon, and choice wise it is excellent. It is very easy to find and is close to Chapel Market in a nice little side street far enough away that I am sure that it will not be too bothered by a rowdy crowd. There is no denying that a lot of money has gone into this place and from what others have told me about their visits here (mostly very, very positive) I (in fact we) came away a bit disappointed. However I will make a point of visiting again as I am a totally up for what Craft are doing in their own small way to the pub sector (please open one up in Oxford!) Not a great first visit, but maybe next time I will think differently.
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