Just next door to Crate.
Really enjoyed the place, on a brew day/bottled day, even more so than the vibe at Crate.
Tried most of their beers, some quite solid, others sporting some off-buttery notes - or maybe the Fuller type yeast?
Interesting styles available from German to the more robust UK styles and IPAs.
Missed out on the bbq spot, inside the brewery, that opens at 18h but looked mighty good.
SinH4 (239) Garching b. München, Germany | September 7, 2017
Located in the industrial area of Hackney Wick, this place is right next to Crate brewery. It serves beers directly from 10 tanks. The beers are not the best in town, but if you're already in the area, why not stop by?.
We liked this place with a very industrial feeling .. 10 tanks dispensing their own beers .. what happened to us is actually an odd thing, we had in a couple of places in London their Pale Ale which was really good ,then when we had the same beer there from the tank was completely a different beer very hazy and looked no aged properly .. did not try the food .. good price and kind service .. sitting area outside..
Visited on 11th March 2017 after watching Grimsby Town win at Orient. The place was a heaving mass of humanity and there was ’no room at the Inn’, we did however manage to squeeze onto the end of a bench and table outside: thanks to the lads who moved up for my little party of five. Beers poured direct from huge tanks, all numbered for ease of remembering, 1 to 10. Staff very busy but seemed happy enough. Barn like place with a separate bar for none beers: wine and stuff there I think. Anyway it had a decent vibe, even if we were forced outside because of the volume of people. Not keen on the plastic glasses and the £1.00 deposit. Too manic for this country boy really, glad I’ve been, but doubt I’ll be back.
Much much quieter than Crate and all the better for it. An interesting twist on a brewery taproom. Pretty big and a nice small terrace. Strangely our first beers were served in plastic with a £1 deposit and then afterwards we got glass and no deposit. Not sure if they have other sizes than 2/3, but if they don’t, I wish they did. Nice.
Very unassuming from the outside, inside the main feature is the 10 tanks from which the beer is drawn. Large space with long communal tables. Food is OK but 2/3 measures can do one. Crate Brewery next door was much busier but Howling Hops beer is better in my opinion.
Industrial interior with tanks behind the bar. During our visit we were the only guests. Ten of their brews on tap, if I recall correctly one or two were out during our visit. Nice place worth visiting.