Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Boak & Bailey Book Signing at Tap East

On Saturday 22nd November Boak and Bailey will be at Tap East to sign copies of their critically acclaimed book Brew Britannia: the strange rebirth of British beer; an entertaining account of how British beer got it's mojo back after the low point of the 1960s and 70s, packed with facts, stories and eccentric characters.

The perfect Christmas present for the beer lover in your life!

Boak and Baily will be at Tap East from 2pm on 22/11/14. Find out more about their book, and read their blog here: 

http://boakandbailey.com/book-brew-britannia/


Friday, 7 November 2014

Tap East Ubique - 1914 Porter

Brewed to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, the second beer in the Tap East Ubique series is a 4.7% Porter. The beer has been brewed to replicate the original London Porter style, and is based on a recipe dating back to 1914.

The Tap East Ubique 1914 Porter will be launched on Sunday 9th November coinciding with Remembrance Sunday. We will be donating 40 pence of each pint sold to the Royal Artillery Charitable Fund, who assist wounded Gunners and their dependents.

Ubique will be available on cask from 12 noon at both Tap East, and our sister bar The Rake in Borough Market.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Open Brewhouse Beer Festival Day 1 - The Beer List

OPEN BREWHOUSE BEER FESTIVAL 2014 CASK LIST (DAY 1)

TAP EAST and Redemption – Weisse 6.5% abv
A London take on a classic German style wheat beer

TAP EAST and Canterbury Brewers – Belgian Pale Ale 6%abv
The Canterbury Brewers are based at The Foundry brew pub; they made the trip to Stratford to help us create this hoppy Belgian Pale.

TAP EAST and Totally Natural Solutions – Pomegranate Porter 4.7% abv
An aromatic and fruity dark ale, created with the help of TNS’ specialist extraction technology

TAP EAST and The Tap East Brewsters – Red IPA 6.3% abv
Meabh, Cilla and Lex took a day off from behind the bar to help create this amber IPA

TAP EAST – Summer Ale 4.6% abv
A distinctly fruity golden ale brewed with Citra and Mandarina Bavaria hops

TAP EAST – Blonde 4.3% abv
A light and refreshing blonde ale brewed with Australian hops

TAP EAST and Peoples Park Tavern – IPA 5% abv
Our head brewer Jonny travelled down the road to Victoria Park to team up with Jim Wilson to brew this East End IPA

EAST LONDON BREWING CO. – Jamboree (Crystal Dry Hopped) 4.8% abv
Chris from Tap East travelled to ELB to help brew this special version of ELB’s golden ale.

HACKNEY BREWERY – Calypso Eldorado 4.6% abv
A pale ale from Hackney Brewery’s “craft series” with a big fruity hop character

FYNE ALES – RUNE 3.5% abv
First brewed as a special for FyneFest 2012, a light summer ale brewed with plenty of Simcoe hops

MARBLE – Howgate & Kemp 6.4% abv
A New Zealand hopped pale ale produced with James Kemp of Thornbridge and Buxton fame

TOTALLY BREWED – Slap In the Face 4% abv
A blonde ale generously hopped with Summit , Cascade and Chinook hops

SIREN CRAFT BREW and To├śl – Ten Finger Discount 7.2% abv
A rare cask of this collaborative brew which is a 100% Citra IPA aged on Cedar wood

SHINY and BLACKJACK – Bullets IPA 5.3% abv
Another collaboration, brewed with Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo, Nelson Sauvin, Cascade and Citra hops.

SHINY – Wrench 4.4% abv
A stout brewed with 6 different malts for a complex and rich flavour

HANGING BAT – Extra Pale Ale 3.5% abv
A light and hoppy session beer

PILOT – Iced Tea Ale 5% abv
Flavoured with a unique tea blend, Amarillo and Citra hops plus plenty of fresh lemongrass

FALLEN BREWING CO. – Blackhouse Smoked Porter 5%abv
Peat smoked malts, Noble hops and dehusked roasted malt combine to give a complex, smoky beer with subtle fruity notes

OPEN BREWHOUSE BEER FESTIVAL 2014 KEG LIST (DAY 1)

TAP EAST and Portobello – Blueberry Berliner 3.5% abv
A cloudy sour Berliner Weisse beer fermented with 5 kilos of blueberries

THE KERNEL – IPA (Citra Amarillo) 6.9% abv
Asa from Tap East joined the Kernel brewery to help brew this batch of their famous IPA

THE KERNEL – London Sour Raspberry 3% abv
A fruity sour ale in the Berliner Weisse style

SIREN CRAFT BREW and MIKKELLER – Limoncello IPA 9.1% abv
A Collaborative brew with the aim of creating the flavour and mouthfeel of a Limoncello, with the carbonation a lemony hop hit of an IPA

TEMPEST BREWING CO.  – Unforgiven 5.4% abv
An oak smoked rye beer infused with juniper

SUMMER WINE BREWERY – Idaho Red 6.2% abv
An American style brown ale

HANGING BAT and FYNE ALES – Bat Fynk 5.5% abv
A collaborative juniper rye ale

SIX° NORTH – Hopocrisy 4.6% abv
A Belgian style hoppy blonde

BRODIE’S – Bret Dalston Black IPA  7% abv
Brodie’s famous Dalston black IPA fermented with Brettanomyces yeast with it’s characteristic sour and funky flavour



Thursday, 21 August 2014

Open Brewhouse Beer Fest 2014

A quick update on things not to miss out on at our second Open Brewhouse Beer Festival

Friday 22nd August 2014
The first day of our festival will see us launch this years "Open Brewhouse" range, a series of one off and collaborative brews that this year include the following:

Tap East & Redemption - Weisse 6.5% abv
Tap East & Canterbury Brewers - Belgian Pale Ale 6% abv
Tap East & Portobello - Blueberry Berliner 3.5% abv
Tap East & Totally Natural Solutions - Pomegranate Porter 4.7% abv
Tap East & The Tap East Brewsters - Red IPA 6.3% abv
Tap East - Summer Ale 4.6% abv
Tap East - Blonde 4.3% abv


From 5pm you will also have the chance to meet our head brewer Jonny and talk beer!

Saturday 23rd August 2014

The second day of our festival will see us launch our eagerly anticipated Imperial Coffee In the Morning. A beefed up 8.6% version of our famous coffee flavoured stout. This will be available in keg only, alongside our Black IPA and award winning Smokestack Porter which will also be available on keg for the first time.

Sunday 24th August 2014

The third and final day of our Open Brewhouse Beer Festival will see us put the last existing cask of our Saxon Sour Ale on tap, which we have been aging specifically for this occasion.

Alongside all these specialties from our own on site brewery we will also be serving up a wide selection guest ales from some of our favorite breweries. Expect some special brews from ELB, Hackney Brewery, Fyne Ales, Marble, Fallen Brewing Co. Totally Brewed, Siren, Hanging Bat, Pilot, The Kernel, Rocky Head, Six° North, Brodies, Tempest Brewing Co. and Shiny.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, 15 August 2014

Open Brewhouse Beer Festival - The Beers

The Tap East Open Brewhouse Beer Festival will see us launch a very special selection of one offs and collaborative brews that have been crafted here at our onsite microbrewery. We are very pleased to announce that from the 22nd - 24th August we will be launching the following...

Tap East & Redemption - Weisse 6.5% abv
Tap East & Canterbury Brewers - Belgian Pale Ale 6% abv
Tap East & Portobello - Blueberry Berliner 3.5% abv
Tap East & Totally Natural Solutions - Pomegranate Porter 4.7% abv
Tap East & The Tap East Brewsters - Red IPA 6.3% abv
Tap East - Summer Ale 4.6% abv
Tap East - Imperial Coffee In the Morning 8.6% abv
Tap East - Blonde 4.3% abv

These will feature alongside a wide range of other special guest brews, including beers from the likes of Fyne Ales, The Kernel, ELB, Siren, Marble, Shiny, Rocky Head, Hanging Bat and many more. So be sure not to miss it!

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Tap East Open Brewhouse Beer Festival 2014

This year will see our second Open Brewhouse Beer Festival take place from Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th August. We have once again opened our Brewhouse doors to a series of collaborators who have all joined us to create a selection of one off special brews for our festival. Alongside our collaborations with the likes of Redemption, Canterbury Brewers and Portobello we'll also have a few Tap East rarities making their first appearance on the bar. As well as this, we'll have a selection of special guest ales available from some of our favourite breweries, including East London Brewing, The Kernel, Siren, Shiny, Rocky Head, Atom and many more. There will also be the opportunity to meet our brewer and have a peak inside our onsite brewery. So make sure you don't miss it, save the date in your diary and we'll see you there.


Thursday, 5 June 2014

What's Brewing?

So what's brewing at Tap East? Well, our new brewer Jonny Park has been hard at work tweaking some Tap East favourites as well as working on a brand new beer soon to be hitting the taps at the bar.
On it's way we have a new batch of Coffee in the Morning alongside a Tap East IPA, this time brewed using Chinook and Centennial hops. We also have a slightly different version of our much loved Tonic Ale racked, which has been dry hopped in the cask with Galaxy, instead of the Citra hops we usually use. But our new brew that we're most excited about is a Black IPA. Currently sitting in fermentation vessel 3, the Black IPA has been dry hopped with Chinook and Bramling Cross and is tasting pretty good at this early stage. Definitely one to look out for in the coming weeks!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Tap East Brew Pub Week 21st - 27th April

From 21st - 27th April Tap East will be celebrating the Brew Pub. This means that for the duration of the week we will be dedicating as many of our taps as possible to serving beer crafted at some of Britain's best breweries, who like ourselves, are situated within a pub or bar. We have made a concerted effort to try to source beer from a wide variety of different Brew Pubs, from the local to the further afield. From well known favourites to the new and upcoming. Throughout the week you can expect to sample beers from the likes of Shiny Brewery (The Furnace Inn, Derby), The Barnet Brewery (The Black Horse, Barnet) Mill Green Brewery (The White Horse, Edwardstone), The Pied Bull (Chester), Peoples Pints (People's Park Tavern, Victoria Park), Canterbury Brewers (The Foundry, Canterbury), London Brewing Co. (The Bull, Highgate) and more. Not to mention that on Thursday 24th April we will be launching a very special one off brew of our own. More details of which will follow...


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!