Regular readers will remember that we left off last time at the London Brewers’ Market at its temporary home in Spitalfields. I was hungover, it was sunny, there were hipsters, and nobody knew where Southfields was.
Despite the hipsters and the crowds and the crowds of hipsters, we decided to sample beers from one more brewery stand before leaving. This time we chose Hop Stuff Brewery from Woolwich.
Julie: Herby and quite flat. It’s nice to have something not bitter, but the lack of carbonation is putting me off somewhat and I’m also getting some mouthwash vibes. I don’t think I’d go for more than a pint. 6/10
Kamala: WTF is this? Reasonably light initial taste, but bitter aftertaste. (At this point I stopped noting down Kamala’s scores for a couple of stops, I don’t know why, ask the Hangover.)
J: I’m feeling very well-disposed towards this as it’s not the Rocky Head Hop Bonanza (also known as the Spacer, see here for our review of that). Nice roasted malt notes, not too much bitterness at the start but it builds. 7/10
K: Is D for Deadly? Why? Why so many hops? Probably better to sell this one in thirds as it’s so strong.
The next London Brewers’ Market will be at Field Day in Victoria Park on 11-12 June. For more information, go to: https://londonbrewersmarket.com/. For more information on Hop Stuff, go to: http://www.hopstuffbrewery.com/.
Next time on Beers and Bouts, we begin The Great East London Brewery Tour in earnest with One Mile End.