Craft Beer Co - Islington

55 White Lion Street
Islington, Greater London England N1 9PP
bar  4.9/5.0 59 reviews
Mon-Wed 1600-2300; Thu 1600-0000; Fri & Sat 1200-0100; Sun 1200-2230

Mayor: MayumiH (6) | Taps: 34 | Bottles: 400
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Beers At Craft Beer Co - Islington

NameABVEntered
Wild Beer Sleeping Lemons Export6%6/19/2016
Wild Beer Epic Saison5%6/19/2016
Founders Breakfast Stout8.3%6/19/2016
The Kernel Pale Ale Mandarina Bavaria 5.5%6/19/2016
Wishbone Boilerplate 5.7%6/19/2016
Fyne Ales Long Beech Blvd5.4%6/19/2016
Orbit White Label #2 - Citra Kellerbier4.9%6/18/2016
Fyne Ales Dhu It4.5%5/15/2016
Wild Beer Pogo4%4/24/2016
Hackney New Zealand IPA Kiwi Thunder5.6%4/24/2016
Tempest Harvest IPA- Mosaic Saison6.7%4/21/2016
Kent Prohibition APA4.8%4/21/2016
Thornbridge Hirundo4.5%4/21/2016
Thornbridge Ruin 5%4/21/2016
Pressure Drop Wu Gang Chops The Tree3.8%3/31/2016
Partizan Saison Raspberry Lemon4%3/31/2016
The Kernel Pale Ale Nelson Sauvin Columbus Chinook5.4%3/1/2016
Alphabet This Meant Nothing To Me5.8%3/1/2016
Saltaire Hop #2565%3/1/2016
Cigar City Florida Cracker White Ale5%2/1/2016
Cigar City Maduro Brown Ale5.5%2/1/2016
Beavertown Quelle Saison4.1%1/16/2016
Sahtipaja Feel The Beat4%1/11/2016
Other Half Still G.R.E.E.N6.6%1/11/2016
Stewart Damson In Distress3.2%1/11/2016
Dugges Red Raven6.5%1/11/2016
Galway Bay/Begyle Brewing Maybe Next Monday3.8%1/11/2016
7 Fjell Borgermester4.7%1/11/2016
The Kernel Dry Stout Citra4.7%1/11/2016
Evil Twin Femme Fatale Yuzu Pale6%1/11/2016
Roosters Nectar5.2%1/6/2016
Beavertown Lupuloid IPA series - Declaration #26.7%12/30/2015
Beavertown Lupuloid IPA Series - Declaration #16.7%12/30/2015
Blue Monkey Chocolate Guerilla4.9%12/27/2015
Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail Single Simcoe Hop Edition13%12/21/2015
Ilkley The Krampus King5.2%12/19/2015
Ilkley Tribus 1.14.4%12/19/2015
Anarchy Hard Times4.3%12/19/2015
Blue Monkey Chimp Chim-In-Nee3.8%11/23/2015
Borg Fenrir Taūreyktur IPA Nr. 266%10/30/2015
Extraomnes Straff9.5%10/30/2015
Against the Grain Citra Ass Down8.2%10/9/2015
Almanac Valencia Gold8.5%10/9/2015
Siren / Hill Farmstead Love of Work 3.6%9/28/2015
Vento Forte Farmhouse Reserve - Brettanomyces Lambicus (Amarone) 5.3%8/26/2015
B. Nektar Slice of Life5.5%8/16/2015
Magic Rock Dancing Bear (4.5%)4.5%8/16/2015
Siren / Arizona Wilderness / Mother Kellyís Mumís the Word5%8/16/2015
Cigar City Primera Flor4.5%8/16/2015
Hastings Four Cees APA5.7%7/7/2015
3 Fonteinen Golden Doesjel 6%7/5/2015
Hanssens Experimental Cassis6%7/5/2015
Band of Gypsies The Belgian Tramp Quad (2012)10.5%7/5/2015
Salopian Bulletproof5.8%6/23/2015
Salopian Lemon Dream4.5%6/10/2015
Salopian Divine Comedy3.9%6/2/2015


84
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Beermack  (36) London, England | December 29, 2015
One of the best selections in the UK, but youíll pay through the teeth for it! Really impressively curated tap list, with keg and cask well represented. Great mix of styles on offer at all times, and representing breweries from across the whole globe. Best bottle selection in the city. Old-skool pubby vibe on the most part, with dark greens, satins, and wood panelling. Nice fireplace and a good little beer garden/yard. Service can be fairly clinical: there to serve, not chat shit. Fair enough. Burgers on offer, they look on the nice side of naughty. A proper beer-focused destination.
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs  (465) Toronto, Ontario | October 9, 2015
2015-09-23. Love the atmosphere, which feels much more traditionally pubby than Clerkenwell, but still refined and polished. The beer selection is solid with some decent offerings on tap and cask, and bottles are impressive albeit pricey. Some music starts up at some point and seems to shift between trad music and bluesy American Folk ( "Honky tonk blues"). Servers were friendly, and accomodated my request for a half-portion of pork scratchings so I could try the maple flavoured kind. (Very nice.) Had some good suggestions about the beer. I had a seat in one of a pair of big comfy chairs in front of the bar. Small patio. Beware the small step on the way to the bathroom, I almost fell every time I went to the bathroom! Tough to describe but this was my favorite of the Craft Beer Co. pubs I visited on this trip. Good balance of atmosphere and beer selection.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty  (633) Kyoto, Japan | August 13, 2015
Smaller than Clerkenwell, with far less selection, but lots of interest on the menu. Bar man was a bit irritating, preching about what sours beer are about while not even knowing how lambic is made. Well, everytng else was good. Imports are quite expensive.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
DrGD  (32) , England | May 14, 2015
This is surely one of the best beer bars in London - and the coziest of the Craft Beer bars. Massive selection of beers, nice ambiance and friendly staff. A craft beer heaven!
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
ManVsBeer  (1697) Hebden Bridge, England | May 4, 2015
On the street directly behind the Hilton Hotel on the City Road, this is a small but relaxing pub that packs in the drinks on its tiny L-shaped bar in the corner of the first area as you enter. Itís a cosy open plan three room affair with soft furnishings and soft colours throughout. Thereís a couple of comfortable chairs around a fireplace in the first, a greater number of places to sit in the adjoining front room, and a greater capacity in the rear area thatís a little more spartan in design but includes diagrams on the brewing process and a beer wheel diagram full of tasting note terminology. Thereís a fairly substantial, and equal number of cask and keg ales available with a clear focus on microbreweries from up and down the country.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
sir__v  (218) Lille, France | April 19, 2015
Visited the 17th April 2015 - A very nice place, very cosy witha huge beer selection and a friendly staff. Really great selection with presence of many style and many breweries, with good price. You can also buy bottle and take away. The staff is friendly and experimented and will help you for sure. About the atmostphere one of the best place I went in London. I really recommend this place. About the food there is a kitchen side but I didnít taste it.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
kajser27  (17) Zagreb, Croatia | February 7, 2015| Updated February 11, 2015
My favorite pub in London so far. Been there 2 times during five day stay in London, both times in the evening and it was always pretty packed but still we managed to catch a table each time. A shame the terrace has to close early but the interior is even better, quite a traditional pub. The tap and cask selection is excellent and I havenít even gotten the chance to get to the bottles. Staff is very friendly and helpful (even the email communication is quicker than one would expect) and the burgers were excellent (to be expected if the meat is good for the HM The Queen), even the sauce choice was great. Still regret not finding one of them in the stores :/ They have live music as well. Definite recommend and Iíll be visiting this one in the future thatís for sure!
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil  (427) Tallinn, Estonia | February 3, 2015
So much cozier than the original one, I liked the fact I could tuck myself away round a quiet corner. Very impressive array of beers, alas lots were "off at the moment, but will be back soon", but I never came even close to running out of ticks, even with the help of 3 others. Staff friendly. I can believe this is absolute ticker heaven. Were I in central London, Iíd be here often.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
WingmanWillis  (912) , England | January 14, 2015
Situated about 5 mins from Angel Tube station this is a fantastic muliti roomed venue. You are greeted by a great selection of cask and craft beer from near and far, all kept well. Only criticism is the selection is sometimes from same cask brewers with not a massive variety range. Other than that a great place and a must if in this part of London
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 3/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
nate2g  (1071) Boomtown!, Australia | January 11, 2015
The most relaxing and cozy of the Craft pubs. Again, great selection as you come to expect from these guys. Burger menu available. Staff were friendly. Good location. Perfect for escaping the rain outside with a quiet pint and book to read.

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