By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food
Strength: 4.8% ABV
Brewed: Hackney Wick, London
Having already expressed our regards towards Crate’s core range offerings, on more than one occasion, the time has arrived for the Hackney Wick-based brewery’s humble Lager to soak up the spotlight. Brewed on site, like their other Beers, Crate Lager is available by the bottle or in a 50-litre keg, delivering a translucent orange appearance when poured, topped with a thin head. Aromas of biscuit and hops are prominent and the taste is both crisp and gentle with a short finish.
Although not quite as exciting as Pale or Golden, there’s a distinctive doughy taste, reminiscent of stone baked Pizza, which presumably works wonderfully as a refreshing accompaniment to what’s on offer at Crate’s on sight Bar & Pizzeria in Hackney Wick’s The White Building.
CRATE Brewery can be found at Unit 7, Queens Yard, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5EN and their full range is available to purchase from cratebrewery.com.