Part 1 - Bethnal Green and South Hackney
|St John's Church, opposite Bethnal Green tube station entrance|
Redchurch BreweryStarting from Bethnal Green (Central Line) tube station, it was only a short walk to Redchurch Brewery, situated in railway arches at 275 / 276 Poyser Street.
|South end of Poyser Street from Cambridge Heath Road|
|North end of Poyser St from Old Bethnal Green Rd|
|Redchurch Brewery Paradise Pale on resin bar surface.|
|Bottling line - Redchurch Brewery|
Five Points Brewing CoAfter a walk or a short bus journey (106 or 254 north owards Hackney) and crossing the Regent's Canal, you will pass the Five Points Brewing Co warehouse and distribution centre. (The Five Points bar is Mason & Company at Here East - Technology Innovation Centre, Olympic Park, Hackney Wick. The brewery itself is at Institute Place, near Hackney Central station, and tours can be booked on the second Saturday of each month.)
Forest Road Brewing CoSoon after, turn west into Westgate Street and just before the railway arches, on the south side, is the gated entrance to Netil Lane, the location of Forest Road Brewing Co.
Rudder explained that Work, the Forest Road Brewing Co beer is currently brewed by Pete in Flanders, Belgium by Brouwerij Van Eecke, the Poperings hommelbier brewery. The flags behind the bar include the Massachussetts flag, Pete's home state. The other beers available were SAS Pils from the same Belgian brewery group, Partizan Saison Lemongrass and The Kernel Table Beer. Current beers at the tap room can be found on the website.
|Forest Road Brewing Co - Work|
From Mare Street, I would catch a 55 Bus to take me near Signature Brew. See part 2 for further details.