You can make alcohol virtually anywhere. Prisons. Bathtubs. Jesus’s circulatory system.
But make no mistake. Making good alcohol is a fine art. And it’s one that the nice people at CRATE Brewery have got down to a tee.
Their Hackney Wick warehouse is home to one of London’s best breweries, perched right on the waterside of the River Lea. Upstairs you’ll find the restaurant putting a fine dining twist on sustainability, Silo, while downstairs is where the magic happens for CRATE – plus their expansive taproom and canal-side terrace where you can savour the fruits of their labours.
CRATE has a lively events programme, including comedy nights, DJ takeovers, canal-side parties, exhibitions and live music (all of which you can keep on top of here).
They serve all their beers on tap (plus a few other handpicked craft brews) and they’ve even got a pizza oven in there, serving dough with premium toppings like Kashmiri Dahl and mozzarella; courgette, feta and gremolata; and sweet potato, stilton and walnut. And you can enjoy all of it on that heated al fresco area round the back, overlooking Hackney’s canals.
As far as we understand, you can’t make beer in those.
NOTE: You can find out more, and book a table (inside only), HERE.
CRATE Brewery | Unit 14, Queens Yard, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN
Want to arrive in style? Well, you can kayak your way there…