Craft Beer Co, Islington, June 2018 #2

Just a short fortnight ago since I was last here, and as it was pretty much on my route back to St Pancras, I decided to pop in for a little more refreshment on this beautiful sunny day.

The first glass of refreshment came in the form of Jubilee Anniversary Cucumber Pale Ale, a 4% cucumber pale ale from Rooster’s Brewing Co, which was very refreshing on a scorching London evening. The cucumber flavour is very subtle so don’t let that put you off. It’s almost a watermelon flavour.

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Staying with Rooster’s, there was also Helter Spelter, a 4.5% pale ale with subtle apricot tones, another nice summer beer.

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A great place to stop for a little refreshment before wandering down to catch the train home.

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Brewhouse and Kitchen, Islington, June 2018 #2

A second visit this week. My course is over, and my train home isn’t for a few hours, so there’s time for dinner and a couple of beers as I wander my way through the streets of London from Old Street to St Pancras.

A couple of drinks to accompany dinner. First up, Britton, a 5% American Brown Ale brewed on site, a brown ale with good balance of malt and hops.

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I also had Chaplin, a 6% American IPA also brewed here on site. It’s sweet and malty, but your brown ale shouldn’t have more hop character than your IPA…

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After I had paid and ordered, they let me know about their secret offer where you could get three halves for a special price. Thanks for that.

Dinner next, chicken ham and leek pie with a dollop of mash and broccolini. It looks a bit uninspiring, but the pie was very tasty. There wasn’t really enough mash and the broccolini wasn’t cooked to perfection, a touch on the soggy side.

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A decent dinner though and enough to keep me going until I get back home later on.