We went here after the match between West Ham United and Arsenal, so the place is fairly close to London Stadium, and handy for a few beers after the match. To get inside I had to remove my West Ham scarf and cap - fair enough. Very crowed inside but we got our beers poured directly from the tanks. Really tasty, great beers made here! A rather large warehouse place with floors of stone, wooden benches and chairs, charming worn down, indeed. Ten tanks with Howling Hops brews. Their beers are served in different sizes for good prices. Hard working, still smiling staff. Seating outside. Next to the Crate taproom and brewery. (Visited with Per, Leif and Magne 12.01.2019).
The taproom is next to the beer tanks, where they tap the beers. You can sit inside and outside with an improvised but relaxing charm. If you are already visiting the crate brewery you should definitely not miss this place.
I liked it. Simple beer hall but done well. Good use of lighting in evening helps create atmosphere. Fleetwood Mac and Peter Gabriel on the music. Sample tray was £8.50 for 5 beers I thought was good value. I liked the stripped down feel.
Large old brick building a short walk from Hackney Wick overground station. It’s a tank bar set out in a German beer hall style, a large room with bench seating. Due to the size of the place I've found it better to visit when it’s busy (great ambiance) rather than 1pm on a Monday lunchtime when one might be the only customer. 10 huge tanks dispensing HH’s own beers behind the bar. I do think their beer has improved in quality over the years. Worth a visit. Crate taproom is next door
Visited in February 2018 on a quiet Monday afternoon. Quite a nice rough and ready industrial look inside dominated by the 10 big beer tanks at one of the ends of the premises. Glad to see they offered flights so made the most of 2 x 5 flight samples to try all the beer on offer. Staff was friendly enough, and looked like they had some interesting food but didn't partake. Overall a decent enough venue to hit while in the area.
Visited on January 2018. Located next to Crate, in a industrial area. Flight of 5 beers tasted. Waitress was very nice and kindly. Lot of styles on their 10 taps. Solid beer and a good spot on East London. Next one please!
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 (360) 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?.