Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Tap East Christmas Beer - Cherry Porter Lanch

For those of you who missed the one off cask that was released as a sneak preview at Camra's Pig's Ear Beer Festival this year we will be launching our special Christmas beer at Tap East on Monday 14th December. Our 6% Cherry Porter will be available in bottles and for a very limited time in cask. So make sure you don't miss it, once it's gone it's gone! 

Friday, 25 September 2015

Tap East Launches Madagascan Chocolate Beer for Chocolate Week

Madagascan ‘Fair for Life’ chocolate brand Mad├ęcasse is teaming up with London brewery Tap East to create an ultra-exclusive chocolate beer to celebrate Chocolate Week from the 12-18th October.

While Tap East Head Brewer Jonny Park is keeping the brew recipe and beer style close to his chest after months of experimentation, the one guarantee is that the beer will utilise Madagascan cocoa, which is considered by many experts to be the best in the world, and Madecasse’s unique flavour combinations.

The Choco-Beerfest will kick off on Thursday 15th October at 4pm at Tap East, Great Eastern Market, Westfield Stratford City, with the first pints of the beery-chocolate goodness being pulled at 7pm.

Mad├ęcasse Co-Founder Brett Beach will also be in the Great Eastern Market Kitchen to cook up some indulgent chocolate treats and there will be a free chocolate tasting, plus a chocolate and beer matching session also taking place.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Tap East Book Club - 15th Septermber

Calling all beer loving bookworms, the Tap East Book Club is back! Returning on Tuesday 15th September the book up for discussion will be Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal

As always all are welcome, so be sure to join us:

Next session: 15/09/15 at 6:30pm.

Tap East

Westfield Stratford

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Friday, 31 July 2015

Yorkshire Open Brewhouse Beer Fest THE LIST

The Tap East Yorkshire Open Brewhouse Beer Festival starts today! Here is the list of beer we have available...


TAP EAST and NORTHERN MONK – Ardennes Stout 6.5% abv

TAP EAST and WHARFEBANK – Hopfenweisse 6.5%abv

TAP EAST and GHOST BREWERY – White Rose 5% abv

TAP EAST and BAD SEED – Session Pale Ale 4.7% abv

TAP EAST and BAD CO. – Bourbon Aged Brown 7.4% abv

TAP EAST and ATOM – Red Ale 4.3% abv

BAD CO. – Walk the Lime 4% abv

LITTLE VALLEY – Cragg Vale Bitter 4.2% abv

NORTHERN MONK – Monacus NZ 4.5% abv

WHARFEBANK – Oberon 6.8% abv

ROOSTERS – Birdman 4.3% abv

ILKLEY – Damn Good Threshing 5.1% abv

ATOM – Camomile 4.2% abv

BRASS CASTLE – Cliff Hanger 3.8% abv 

BRASS CASTLE – Bad Kitty 5.5% abv

GREAT HECK – Black Jesus 6.5% abv

GREAT HECK – Washington Red 4.7% abv

EXIT 33 – Charity Pale Ale 4% abv


ATOM – Schrodinger’s Cat 3.5% abv

SALTAIRE – Amarillo Gold 4.4% abv

NORTHERN MONK – Northern Star 5.9% abv

BRASS CASTLE – Brass Lager 5.3% abv

BAD SEED – Farmhouse IPA 5.5%

ILKLEY – The Mayan 6.5% abv

WHARFEBANK – Yorkshire Stout 4.2% abv

SUMMER WINE BREWERY – Sucker Punch IPA 5.2% abv

MAGIC ROCK – Grapefruit High Wire 5.5% abv


ROOSTERS – Yankee 330ml 4.3 abv%

ROOSTERS – Fort Smith 330ml 5% abv

ROOSTERS – Baby Faced Assassin 330ml 6.1% abv

NORTHERN MONK – 822 IPA 660ml 8.7 abv%

NORTHERN MONK – Rhubarb & Rosemary Blossom IPA 660ml 7.4% abv

NORTHERN MONK and NOMADA – Frate Nero 330ml 9.5% abv

ILKLEY – Siberia 500ml 5.9 abv%

ILKLEY – Pale 500ml 4.2% abv

ILKLEY – Joshua Jane 500ml 3.7% abv

Monday, 27 July 2015

Yorkshire Open Brewhouse Beer Festival

Our Yorkshire Open Brewhouse Beer Festival is less than a week away now! As usual with our yearly Open Brewhouse Beer Fest we will be releasing an exclusive range of one off collaborations. This time around we have teamed up with some of Yorkshire's finest to create a very special series of beers. We're proud to announce that on 31st July we will be launching brews with the following collaborators:

Bad Co. Brewing
Northern Monk
Bad Seed
Ghost Brewing

Alongside these we will have a wide selection of guest ales sourced from all across Yorkshire. Expect to see the likes of Ilkley, Great Heck, Exit 33, Brass Castle, Magic Rock, Roosters, Saltaire and Summer Wines on the bar at Tap East throughout our festival weekend.

And if that wasn't enough we will also be serving up some tasty pies from our friends in north Yorkshire, True Foods.

So if you're in London for the Yorkshire day weekend (yes, such a thing exists and it's on 1st August) then Tap East is the place to be. See you there 31st July - 2nd August.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Yorkshire Open Brewhouse Beer Festival 31st July - 2nd August 2015

That's right, the Tap East Open Brewhouse Beer Festival is returning, this time with a northern twist.

We have been busy creating a brand new series of one off collaborative brews with some of Yorkshire's best breweries. Bad Co., Wharfbank, Northern Monk and Bad Seed are amongst those we have teamed up with. Details of the new beers will be released soon, but they will all be available for the first time at Tap East from the 31st July - 2nd August.

Alongside our collaborations we will also have a range of guest ales available, sourced from some of Yorkshire's finest. So make sure you don't miss out, if you're in London on Yorkshire Day (Saturday 1st August), it's the beer drinkers place to be!

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Tap East Summer Blonde Launch on Beer Day Britain

To coincide with the UK's first national beer day on Monday 15th June - Beer Day Britain - we are launching our brand new summer seasonal ale.

The Tap East Summer Blonde is a 4.5% pale beer brewed with Australian Summer hops, to create a light, fruity, easy drinking ale perfect for a hot sunny day.

The 15th June also happens to be the 800 year anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta, which contains within it a mention of "a single measure for ale" in Article 35. What better way to acknowledge the historic role of brewing and ale in the UK than spending this year's Beer Day Britain drinking a brand new recipe brewed this summer for the first time at our 2.5 barrel plant?

The Summer Blonde will be available on cask at Tap East for the first time from 6:00pm on Monday 15th June. Let's hope the sun is shining!

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Tap East Book Club - 26th May

Calling all beer loving bookworms, the Tap East Book Club returns on Tuesday 26th May. The next text up for discussion as selected by our very own Lizzie is Thomas More's Utopia.

All are welcome, so be sure to join us for some literary conversation and a craft beer or two.

Next session: 26/05/15 at 6:30pm.

Tap East

Westfield Stratford

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Friday, 24 April 2015

Chocolate Mild Launch

To celebrate "Mild May" we will be releasing a one off version of our regular favourite East End Mild. The Tap East Mild was one of the first brews we released and has been one of our core range beers since early 2012. We are very excited then to be launching a special chocolate version this year. The special edition has been brewed with additional chocolate malts as well cocoa nibs, giving the beer that additional bitter sweet chocolate flavour. The brew itself will be available on cask from 6pm on Thursday 7th May 2015. When it's gone it's gone, so be sure not to miss out!

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Tap East Book Club

Calling you beer loving bookworms, the Tap East Book Club returns on Tuesday 5th May for it's second session. The book up for discussion this time round, coinciding with it's recent cinematic release is Thomas Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd. Once again our very own Lizzy will be hosting the group, which is open to all.

Come down and join us for literary discussion, debate and beer!

Next session: 05/05/15 at 6:30pm.

Tap East

Westfield Stratford

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Friday, 10 April 2015

Long Playing Wednesdays

Here at Tap East we're not just beer lovers, we're music lovers too. That is why from now on every Wednesday we will be celebrating the LP in all it's varied forms. 

We will be asking you, the Tap East customer, to pick out your favourite albums and tell us what you want to hear. Then each Wednesday at 7:30pm we will play one of your suggested records in full.

Be they old favourites, modern classics, new releases or hidden gems, we want your suggestions!

Our first Long Playing Wednesday will be next week (15th April), and as yet we have not chosen our featured album for the week, so we need your help.

Tweet us, Facebook us, or email suggestions to with the subject title "Long Playing Wednesdays"

We will be announcing which of your suggested records will be featured as our debut Long Playing Wednesday album very soon...

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Book Club at Tap East

On Tuesday 7th April our very own Lizzy will be hosting the first ever book club to take place here at Tap East. Liz has decided to kick things off with a classic, therefore the book under discussion for the first session will be George Orwell's Animal Farm. All are welcome. Hopefully this will turn in to a regular event for the beer loving bookworms among you.

So come along for conversation of a literary nature, and a craft beer or two.

07/04/15 - 6:30pm

Tap East - Westfield Stratford

Monday, 30 March 2015

Two Brewers Series Launch

On Thursday 2nd April we will be launching the first in our brand new "Two Brewers Series". To create this series we have been joined by our old friend Eddie Baines. A familiar face to many at Tap East, Eddie was our first ever Head Brewer, he was here when we opened back in 2011 and helped to establish some of the core beers we still brew today. He left in March 2012 but has returned to help us brew a series of one off collaborative specials.

First up is Ginger Beer'd, a 5.7% wheat beer flavoured with a kilo of root ginger. Based on one of Eddie's original recipes he teamed up with our Head Brewer Jonny Park in order to brew in our two and a half barrel kit. The result will be revealed on the 2nd April, with the first cask going on tap at 6pm. Both Jonny and Eddie (the two brewers) will be here for the launch, giving you the chance to talk water, malt, hops, yeast and ginger with the people behind the brew.