Thursday, 3 April 2014

What's Brewing?

Some old favourites and new specialities brewing this week at Tap East. In FV 1 we have our Aussie IPA, a fairly new Australian hopped version of our India Pale Ale that has proved so popular it has quickly become a regular at the brewery tap. In FV 2 we have our American Pale Ale, and in FV 3 we have the Tap East Tonic Ale. But fermenting away in FV 4 we have a very special new beer. It is an imperial version of our famous Coffee In the Morning, which once fermented should reach nearly 9% abv. It is a parting gift from our head brewer Jim Wilson, who will be leaving us this month. The original Coffee In the Morning, which Jim first brewed at Tap East using coffee from our neighbours Grind, has now cemented itself as one of our signature brews. A dark smooth coffee flavoured stout, that has become a familiar favourite to many a Tap East regular. So we all hope that the Imperial Coffee In the Morning proves itself to be just as good, if not better!

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Limehouse Wheat Beer Launch

On Thursday 20th February we will be launching a brand new Tap East Brew.

The "Tap East Limehouse Wheat" is made with British wheat and lager malts, hopped with Slovenian Savinjski Golding hops, and fermented with traditional German wheat beer yeast. Along with the addition of fresh limes and kaffir lime leaves for a bit of extra fruity flavouring.

The beer will be available exclusively on cask at Tap East from 5pm on the day. So come on down and try some!

Friday, 7 February 2014

What's Brewing

So what's brewing at Tap East this week?

Currently we have our old friend the East End Mild in Fermentation Vessel 3. As well as our Coffee in the Morning in FV1, which should be racked and ready in the next week or two. We have also had a visitor in the brewery this week from our sister bar The Rake, Michael came down to help us brew a new edition of our IPA. The India Pale Ale was hopped with Galaxy and Vic Secret, and is currently fermenting in FV2.

Next week we should be getting our brand new lime wheat beer in to casks, expect to see it launched here at Tap East on 20th Feb, but more on that later...

Thursday, 30 January 2014

What's Brewing

At Tap East this week we've been brewing up a couple of old favourites, alongside a brand new recipe. In Fermentation Vessel One we have our famous Coffee In the Morning, a dark and smooth stout made with fresh ground coffee beans courtesy of our friends at "Grind". In FV2 this week we have Tonic Ale, our low strength big flavour hoppy pale ale. But it's in FV3 that we currently have our newest brew fermenting. A lime wheat beer, name TBC. Made with British wheat and lager malts, hopped with Slovenian Savinjski Golding hops, and fermented with traditional German wheat beer yeast. Not to forgot the addition of 3kg of limes and kaffir lime leaves to the two and half barrel brew. It's one not to be missed and it should be available at Tap East within the next month. So watch this space and we'll keep you posted.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Beer Launch 23/01/14 - La Lumiere Rouge

The first ever batch of Tap East La Lumiere Rouge was debuted at the Indy Man Beer Con last year. It was a young saison that had been aged in a red wine barrel for two months, and was only available on keg. On 23rd January 2014 we will be releasing a matured version of La Lumiere Rouge, having spent a total of five months aging in our red wine barrel. The beer will be available on cask for the very first time, so be sure not to miss out on this one off brew. Only a few casks remain, and when it's gone it's gone!

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Tap East Open Brewhouse Beer Festival 28th - 30th June

Tap East’s first ever “Open Brewhouse Beer Festival” will be taking place between Friday 28th and Sunday 30th June 2013. The weekend will see the launch of a series of collaborations which have taken place here at Tap East. With the likes of Simply Hops, Redemption Brewing Co, Ales By Mail, Howling Hops and more having paid the brew house a visit. As well as this, members of the Tap East team have been visiting various other London breweries, joining them for brew days, and returning with the spoils. The Kernel, Brodies and East London Brewing Co., amongst others will be featured, along with a special one off collaboration from Muntons.
On top of that, we’ll have a wide selection of guest ales available, including a one off IPA brewed specially for us by the good people at Roosters. Alongside favourites from the likes of Magic Rock and Oakham Ales.
On Saturday 29th from midday onwards we will be conducting brewery tours every 2 hours until 6pm. As well as Q&A’s with our head brewer and others involved in the beers we’ll be showcasing.

Opening times are as follows

Friday: 11am – 11pm
Saturday 11am – 11pm
Sunday 12am – 10pm.

Friday, 5 April 2013

London's Brewing, The LBA Showcase

The LBA and in particular those nice people at London Fields are going into overdrive this month getting the LBA Showcase event, London's Brewing, organised for the 4th & 5th of May.

Tap East is proud to announce that we'll have three beers at the event.

APA, the popular American Pale Ale made with Chinook & Citra hops.

Coffee in the Morning, our 5.7% coffee porter made with freshly ground coffee beans from our friends at Grind, here in Westfield Stratford City.

And a brand new IPA which will be a single hop beer made entirely with Calypso hops which Jim is getting rather excited about brewing with.

London now has over 40 active breweries and with over 100 beers being showcased this is one of the beery must do events of the year. There will be a great festival feel to the event with streetfood and live music this year as well. Click on the Londons Brewing link above to get up-to-date info on the event AND your tickets before they run out!

We hope to see you there!