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Craft Beer at The Coffee Traveller:

Craft beer is about individuality, heritage, tradition, exploration, taste and smell captured there in the glass. It is also a rebellion against the big mass producers who dictate generic beer brand onto our taste buds.

We at The Coffee Traveller have found a small brewery in Hackney that oozes individuality. We do not only love the beer, we love their ethos.

They champion flavour, provenance, consistency and quality, and their range of award-winning beers are unfiltered and unpasteurised for a better flavour and aroma. The beers are inspired by the founders’ passion for both the British real ale tradition and the best of the international craft beer movement.

They are committed to the local and wider community – they were the first brewery in the UK to be an accredited Living Wage Employer and are proud to pay the London Living Wage. All the electricity is sourced from 100% renewable sources. They helped to establish an apprenticeship scheme for training brewers and work to support local charitable, arts and community projects.

We would like to introduce to you The Five Points Brewing Company. We love the diverse range. Surprising considering the TLC that goes into every beer.

Below are some examples with tasting notes:

Five Points Pale is a fresh, zesty, aromatic pale ale brewed with malted barley, a little wheat, and Amarillo and Citra hops from the West Coast of the USA. It’s their flagship beer, and its citrus, resinous notes make it a perfect easy-drinking beer for any occasion. The first beer they ever brewed, the Pale proudly represents both the British ale tradition and the worldwide craft beer movement, resulting in an incredibly drinkable beer with tons of flavour.

There is also a low alcohol version Micro Pale (AVB 2.8%). Micro Pale is a low strength “table” Pale Ale. It’s micro in strength, but definitely not micro in taste. Packed with Cascade, Chinook and Vic Secret hops so it’s bursting with flavours of grapefruit and citrus.

XPA is a light and tropical extra pale ale with assertive hop bitterness and aromas of mango and passionfruit. Even paler and hoppier than the legendary Five Points Pale, and the 4% ABV makes it extra drinkable, too.

XPA began its life as a collaboration beer for Field Day festival in 2016. It’s refreshing, zingy bitterness proved a hit post-festival season, and the beer has since joined their core range in a can.

JUPA is a 5.5% juicy, fruity Pale Ale and the newest addition to their core range. Hopped with Simcoe in the boil and dry-hopped with Citra and Mosaic, JUPA has bold, juicy citrus flavours and a tropical fruit character bursting with pineapple, mango and papaya. It was brewed with a touch of wheat and oats for a silky malt backbone, allowing the West Coast hops to shine. JUPA’s low bitterness differentiates it from our Pale Ale and XPA and makes it a real thirst-quencher that’s juicy and totally crushable.

Five Points Pils is a crisp and refreshing unfiltered Pilsner lager, brewed and dry-hopped with traditional Noble hops. This Pils is a distinct, modern version of this classic lager style. It has taken 9 months working on and developing a recipe and brew and this is the result. There’s a bready sweetness, with lightly toasted biscuit flavours and aromas of freshly cut grass and straw on the nose. Beautifully balanced, incredibly drinkable, with a soft, clean hop character.

Railway Porter is one of their very first beers with a recipe essentially unchanged ever since the first brew. A classic, robust London style porter – with their 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. While in stock and enjoyed throughout the year, it’s in the colder, wintery months when Railway Porter really hits the spot. Grab a bottle, sit back, and enjoy.

Many of the beers are seasonal and may vary.

If you like beer pop in and give your taste buds a dance!

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