Thursday, 25 May 2017

Tap East - Coffee in the Morning Re-fix

I love Coffee in the Morning, you love Coffee in the Morning, everybody loves Coffee in the Morning! (according to Camra at least) But you know what!? We're making some changes around here! Craft beer isn’t a new concept by any stretch of the imagination so like of most you, we know our beer, and craft beer ain't craft if you stop crafting at it! As such we've keep whittling away at our awesome beers to get you even craftier upgrades, cos we don't just stop at good! We want constant revolutions of greatness reflective of the reason we all long since abandoned heartlessly commercial always-tastes-the-same-without-actually-having-a-taste beers after all!
We have teamed up with like-minded agents of precision Perky Blenders and are adding their coffee know-how to our brewing techniques, opting for a combination of those subtler off-the-boil flavours, and cold brew styles of black gold. Perky Blenders are new staple coffee powerhouses, seen all around our stomping grounds East London (in Leytonstone station coffeehouse, Leyton Midlands station grinders and espresso bar, pop ups in and around you and distributing through subscriptions right to your door!) and though you needn't ask for it, we can definitely vouch for their serious coffee know-how. They are an inspired choice for the new and improved CITM; same concept for you lovers, but much improved on the fine details for you lot out of the dark.
Taking craft to the extremities of its meaning, no stone has been left unturned in its recipe this time around. Given their selection of exciting coffee’s, Rwandan Single Origin medium roast, Blend of the Month Ruby or any other suggestion, we opted for their signature roasted beans from Nyungwe, Rwanda and Santa Maria, Brazil, the titillating Forest Blend; a medium dark roast “rich cocoa, lively orange notes and a smooth hazelnut finish”, the perfect pair to an already outstanding beer.
So that you don't miss out on the painstaking lengths we go to for our craft, we’ll keep you updated on the brewday this Thursday the 25th of May, through the medium of song (or if Asst. Dan Barr and Head Brewer Jonny Park get their ways, photos on instagram and Facebook) so give us a tap and a wave when you visit!

Look out for the launch mid June

A. James Asst. Brewer

Monday, 1 August 2016

The Rake Borough Market 10th Anniversary

Come and raise your glass & join in the cheers as we toast our sister bar The Rake as it celebrates its 10th Birthday!
10 Years!
Where has the time gone?
When it opened they were told you could never survive being a specialist beer bar as far as Christmas…really?
The Rake have enlisted our good friend Melissa Cole, journalist, author and beer writer to curate the beers.
The beer list is not confirmed as yet but we can promise you it will  be, in classic Utobeer style  HUGE!
The event is to be held in Market Hall, Borough High Street (entrance by Globe Pub – Beadle St)
10 August 2016
Entrance Free
The event will run over 2 sessions
Session 1 will be 12:00 – 17:00
Session 2 will be 17:30 – 22:00
Admission is with wristband only, these are limited to 2x per person.
The wristbands can be collected from the Saturday 30 July up until Monday 8th August from either The Utobeer off license on Borough Market or The Rake at 14 Winchester Walk, SE1 9AG.
Purchases will be with tokens valued at £1.00 and these may be purchased by cash or card on arrival at the event.
Please let us know by email to
Please include the following details:
Your name
The number of wrist bands required
The session you wish to attend
Where you will collect your wristband from.
Contact details in case we need to get hold of you

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Tap East Brew Pub Week Launches!

This week (21st - 26th March) is the Tap East Brew Pub Week, where we dedicate our guest taps to beers from other brew pubs or bars like ours.

Alongside this we are also launching some very special one off Tap East brews and collaborations, be sure not to miss out on the following beers all launching in the next few days...

Tap East Peach & Passionfruit Berliner Weisse - LAUNCHING WEDNESDAY 23rd MARCH:
A Tap East one off and the brain child of our Assistant Brewer Daniel Barr, who worked closely with our Head Brewer Jonny Park on this special recipe. This is a 4.7% kettle sour with a grist bill of 50% wheat malt and 50% pilsner malt. A healthy dose of peach and passion fruit purees were then added post fermentation. Available on keg this Wednesday!

Tap East & Laines Fill In The Blancs - LAUNCHING THURSDAY 24th MARCH:
A collaboration with Laines Brewery, based out of The People's Park Tavern (Hackney), The Four Thieves (Clapham) and The Aeronaut (Acton). This is a 5.5% single hopped pale/blonde ale using Hallertau Blanc hops. Hallertau Blanc is a daughter of Cascade, released in 2012, it has aromas of white wine, tropical fruits and grapefruit. Available on cask from Thursday!

Tap East & London Brewing Co. Peanut Butter Pint - LAUNCHING FRIDAY 25th MARCH:
A collaboration with London Brewing Company, based out of The Bohemia (North Finchley) and The Bull (Highgate). This is a 5.7% stout with added peanut butter powder, cocoa powder and lactose. Available on cask from Friday!

There's no question about it, you need to pay a visit to Tap East this week!

Monday, 7 March 2016

Brew Pub Week: 21st - 26th March

It's no surprise that at Tap East we're big fans of brew pubs. So each year in the run up to the Easter weekend we celebrate this fact. This year we will be having a week long Brew Pub tap takeover. This means that instead our usual changing line up of guest keg and cask, every beer on tap will be one produced at a Pub or Bar with an onsite Brewery like our own. We will also be launching a Tap East rarity or two alongside some one off collaborations, details of which will all be revealed soon. But rest assured, it'll be a beery week not to miss!

Saturday, 20 February 2016

CARIBEER - Sorrel IPA Launch 25/02/16

Caribeer, our brand new brew started life as the brain child of Tap East Barman and Brewery Assistant Asa James. Inspired by the tradition Caribbean Sorrel drink he wondered whether the deep red Hibiscus flowers could be used to flavour beer. Three months down the line and Jonny Park, our Head Brewer, was putting the finishing touches to a new "Sorrel IPA" recipe.

Named Caribeer in homage to the drink's Caribbean roots, the beer is a 6.2% IPA, brewed with Enigma hops, Ginger and of course flavoured with Sorrel (Hibiscus), giving the pale ale a little bit more of a reddish hue.

The beer will be available for a limited time only, and is being launched at Tap East on Thursday 25th February.

One not to miss!

Wednesday, 20 January 2016


On Thursday 4th February we will be launching a one off Tap East and Beak Brewery collaboration. Beak Brewery based in Leeds is the brain child of food and drink writer Daniel Tapper (@TheBeakBrewery). The beer itself is a 8.5% double IPA, brewed with Australian Enigma hops, making for a fruity, sweet and aromatic tipple. The beer will be available in both keg and bottle, it's one not to miss!

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!