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625: Five Points Brewing | Railway Porter

20191022_161149The Brewery: “The Five Points Brewing Company is an independent brewery based in Hackney, London, brewing with a commitment to quality and the community since 2013……..Our beers are inspired by the founders’ passion for both the British real ale tradition and the best of the international craft beer movement…..We are committed to the local and wider community – we were the first brewery in the UK to be an accredited Living Wage Employer and are proud to pay the London Living Wage. All our electricity is sourced from 100% renewable sources. We helped to establish an apprenticeship scheme for training brewers and we work to support local charitable, arts and community projects.”

The Beer: “One of our very first beers with a recipe essentially unchanged ever since the first brew…..A classic, robust London style porter – with our own twist. Smooth and full-bodied, bursting with aromas of dark, bitter chocolate, and roasted coffee. Brewed with 100% British ingredients, East Kent Goldings Hops and an array of seven different malts.”

Where else to try a classic London beer than the capital itself? The recent half-term holiday saw me in London again and this is the first of a number of new ales tried. It didn’t disappoint either and I was tempted to have a second but declined. Just… 4.8% A.B.V.

The Feathers, Westminster, London. October 2019