Beer Tasting + Brewery Tour

Crate Brewery


Thursday 26 April 2018 and 58 other dates
Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Tickets from £15
Walks & Tours, Food & Drink, Classes, Drinks Tasting
Over 18

Have you ever wondered how water, hops, malt, and yeast turn into delicious craft beer? Well, CRATE Brewery are throwing open the doors of our Brew-Shed to give you behind the scenes access to our beloved beer factory.

Our knowledgable and enthusiastic guides will be on hand to take you on a tutored tasting of CRATE beers while you enjoy a journey around the brewery and the story of craft beer and Hackney Wick’s famous fermenters.

With tastings throughout the tour you don’t need to be a beer boffin to enjoy this experience – it's a fun experience that everyone loves and perfect for anyone wanting to learn about beer, the basics of brewing and brush up on their beer tasting (drinking) skills. 

 Tasting Tour: 

- Typically lasts 1 hour 

- Includes beer tastings throughout 

 Premium Tour: 

- Typically lasts 1.5 hours 

- Includes extended tastings of CRATE beers 

- Tastings paired with "Delicatessen" sharing platters 

- Platters include award-winning cheeses, meats, olives, pesto, breads/biscuits, preserves and more 

- We can also accommodate vegetarians and dairy-intolerant group members; just get in touch after booking Over 18s only. 


 *Find out more in our Terms & Conditions.

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Crate Brewery
The White Building, Unit 7 Queens Yard, London, E9 5EN

East London

Nearest station:
Hackney Wick (Rail)


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Love Crate Brewery, and as locals regularly visit it during the week and on weekends. However, the brewery tour left us very disappointed. For the amount of money it definitely wasn't worth it for the premium tour where we only got to taste 4 beers and had a sharing platter that I cold have whipped up from tesco. Very disappointed in our local home from home Visited Crate Brewery on 2018-04-21
by on April 23rd, 2018

Really good value and informative and fun! Visited Crate Brewery on 2018-04-18
by on April 20th, 2018

Good day out. We had good weather so could sit on the outdoor seating next to the river having a beer. The tour was great and got more in beer than he tickets were worth. You get 30% off from of and drink after so stayed late listening to the DJ enjoying the freshly made pizza and beers. This was a present for my Dad and he had a good time. Well worth the £15 price. Visited Crate Brewery on 2018-04-14
by on April 16th, 2018

Excellent. Tasted 6 beers and had a lovely platter of food. Visited Crate Brewery on 2018-03-31
by on April 3rd, 2018

Great tour . Focussed on tasting different beer styles . Perhaps could have included a wider range (2 sours and 2 IPAs & a stout ) would have been even better if we tasted a broader range. After all Crate make 11 different brews . Enjoyed the deli platter too. Visited Crate Brewery on 2018-03-24
by on March 26th, 2018

I attended this tour with my brother and parents. It was a great joint family activity for those who are interested in learning about and tasting some interesting brews! Great to see a local business in action. Thank Sandra and Crate. Visited Crate Brewery on 2018-03-17
by on March 20th, 2018

Really good, no shortage of quality beer and great food as well as a knowledgeable and engaging tour guide. Visited Crate Brewery on 2018-03-17
by on March 19th, 2018

Great value experience and the beers at CRATE taste amazing! Visited Crate Brewery on 2018-03-17
by on March 19th, 2018

James was a very nice host and Sandra made the brewery tour fun and interesting. Visited Crate Brewery on 2018-03-03
by on March 5th, 2018

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by on February 26th, 2018

Loved this tour which was booked as a gift. Sandra was a great host and we learnt a lot. The beer and food were fantastic too! Visited Crate Brewery on 2018-02-17
by on February 21st, 2018

I booked this for my partners 30th birthday. Not only did the tour guide provide us with amazing beer, she oozed in knowledge and gave us a real insight how beer is made and many interesting facts. The cheese plater was lovely - even if it had meat on (we requested vegetarian option). Thanks to all at Craft :) Visited Crate Brewery on 2018-02-15
by on February 17th, 2018

It was a funny and intimate tour that I would recommend to everyone new to the beerworld. I am really glad I found this tour, I do not regret it at all, everyone in our group liked it! The noise volume were a bit high though, it was difficult to hear in the new part of the brewery. Visited Crate Brewery on 2017-11-09
by on November 12th, 2017

James, our tour guide, was excellent as was the whole experience. Plenty of tastings with some unusual beers thrown in - have you ever had sour beer? It’s great! As part of our premium tour we had a delicious deli platter (you can order both vegan and veggie options). Total recommendation for this tour, we had a brilliant time. Visited Crate Brewery on 2017-11-04
by on November 8th, 2017
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Amazing experience. Great tastin beer and one hell of a tour guide. Highly recommend this tour! Visited Crate Brewery on 2017-10-28
by on October 31st, 2017

Good tour from a great brewery. Our guide Blake was incredibly knowledgable and engaging. However, if I had one criticism it would have to be one vital ingredient - the amount of beer provided! Each person on my tour only tasted an average of two small 330ml cans of beer in total. Other (cheaper) tours I've been on provided much, much more tasting samples and Crate could improve their experience by being a bit more generous. C'mon guys - you're a brewery, let us try some more beer! Can't fault the quality of what I tasted though - great stuff. Overall I would definitely recommend this tour. Visited Crate Brewery on 2017-10-12

Reply from Beer Tasting + Brewery Tour

Hi Victoria, thanks very much for the review. I'm really glad you enjoyed the tour so much but i'm really surprised that Blake was a bit stingy with the beer - That doesnt sound like him - or us! As you can see from other reviews on here and also on TripAdvisor (link below). As well as the quality of the beer and the overall experience one of the things that people love about our tours is the quantity of beer provided and from the start (rather than just at the end!) so i'm really surprised by this. Blake's visa is up so unfortunately he has left the business to go back to Australia but I am very happy to look after you on your next visit with a couple of beers on the house to make this up to you. Please drop me a line on in advance of your next visit so I can make the arrangements!
by on October 16th, 2017

Great and fun experience. Tour guide made it really interesting Visited Crate Brewery on 2017-08-24
by on August 26th, 2017

We learnt a lot about the process of brewing beer, as well as about the CRATE story, and got to try plenty different types of beer. Our host was super friendly, we got 3 cans of CRATE to take home with us, and 50% off pizza at the end. Would highly recommend this brewery tour! Visited Crate Brewery on 2017-08-19
by on August 21st, 2017
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We had a really good time at the brewery! Great fun and also educational. Our guide Ian was very nice and patient to answer all of our questions. Thumbs up for the tour! Visited Crate Brewery on 2017-08-17
by on August 19th, 2017

The brewery tour was fantastic. Learnt a lot both about the process and CRATE. Would highly recommend, have dome other breweries and this was by far the best. Visited Crate Brewery on 2017-08-17
by on August 19th, 2017

Lot of fun. Informative and lots of beer and food as part of the deal. Visited Crate Brewery on 2017-08-12
by on August 14th, 2017

Great variety of beers, good value for money maker even better by the sharing tapas board and half price pizza voucher at the end! We had a really good night overall! Visited Crate Brewery on 2017-08-03
by on August 5th, 2017

Not your standard brewery tour, great fun with some good beers to try Visited Crate Brewery on 2017-07-29
by on July 31st, 2017

Fantastic tour - really interesting, and great beer (and lots of it!) and a fantastic tasting platter as well. Really enjoyed the whole experience. Visited Crate Brewery on 2017-07-27
by on July 31st, 2017

Blake was a fantastic tour guide! The tasting tour had a great mix of tasting and touring. It was interesting to see where the beer is actually made (in real life! Not museum style!) and was a good, different way to spend an evening with booze! Blake was a fantastic host and very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend!! Thank you. Visited Crate Brewery on 2017-07-20
by on July 24th, 2017

Great Guide but missed having the darker beers. Visited Crate Brewery on 2017-07-22
by on July 24th, 2017

What a waste of time. This is not a brewery tour and the guide keeps telling you that all the way through. As for sampling beers we were given a few of the smallest cans I've ever seen and then told that it's one between two. It's a complete waste of time if you want to see a brewery tour and a complete waste of time if you want to have a drink. We couldn't wait to get away after that presentation and were straight into the bar next door. If the guide doesn't want to do the tours they should get someone else as that's how he came across. Visited Crate Brewery on 2017-07-08

Reply from Beer Tasting + Brewery Tour

Hi Keith i'm sorry you did not enjoy your tour. The tour is designed and marketed to be a tasting tour rather than a brewery tour. We do cover the brewing process too however the main difference to most brewery tours is that you have beer tastings throughout rather than just at the end so i am mystified as to why you felt you didnt get enough beer to drink. As you can see from other reviews on here and also on other review websites all our other customers are amazed and pleased at the quantity as well as the quality of the beer we provide on the tour. If you had a personality clash with your host Blake then of course we do also apologise for that. Blake is a lovely guy who, again as per the other reviews below, most people get on with brilliantly and I certainly don't recognise the lack enthusiasm in him that you mention. Regards, James and the CRATE Brewery team.
by on July 10th, 2017

Fantastic time!!!Our guide, James, was highly knowledgeable and fun!! Great beer and atmosphere. Visited Crate Brewery on 2017-07-06
by on July 9th, 2017

Excelent tour with well structured programme, no boring moments. Visited Crate Brewery on 2017-06-29
by on July 6th, 2017

Really great tour with lots of samples and interesting commentary! I bought it as a present for my dad for Father's day and he had a great time too. One recommendation would be at the end of the tour to have an area where you can buy some of the beers you had tried and other merchandise as we would have been really interesting in taking some home. Visited Crate Brewery on 2017-06-17
by on June 19th, 2017

The tour was brilliant! Got to try lots of different beers from Crate's brewery and enjoyed learning about their humble beginnings. Blake was a knowledgeable guide with a great sense of humour! Visited Crate Brewery on 2017-05-27
by on May 29th, 2017

A first class event and one that although the message regarding the beer and history came across, it was done in a very lighthearted way. Thank You Visited Crate Brewery on 2017-05-20
by on May 22nd, 2017

Great tour. Tour guide was very nice and the beer was delicious. Thank you! Visited Crate Brewery on 2017-05-13
by on May 15th, 2017

Really enjoyed it and would definitely do it again or recommend to a friend. Visited Crate Brewery on 2017-05-11
by on May 13th, 2017

Our guide was excellent. The beers were great and the pizza afterwards was delicious! Visited Crate Brewery on 2017-05-04
by on May 8th, 2017

Brilliant tour. Well worth the money. Visited Crate Brewery on 2017-04-29
by on May 2nd, 2017

I was running late and was almost on the verge of not going when I decided to push through and go, hoping they'd let me join. They obliged happily and the tour was brilliant even if I lost half of it. Also got to meet really nice locals who were very hospitable to me. Would definitely recommend! Visited Crate Brewery on 2017-01-27
by on January 29th, 2017

Really great experience - Jonny was very knowledgable and imparted lots of interesting information about the beers, while being a laugh at the same time! Tasted lots of different types including a fruit sours. Only bad part was that the heating had broken so it was absolutely freezing - apart from that loved the experience! Visited Crate Brewery on 2017-01-21
by on January 23rd, 2017

Excellent tour at the Crate, great beer, Johnny answered all our questions and more, his knowledge was fantastic, recommend to anyone Visited Crate Brewery on 2017-01-14
by on January 16th, 2017

Our tour guide, James, was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and open to questions. As well as discussing the history of CRATE itself, James provided a fairly thorough overview of the beer production process, and tidbits of info regarding different styles of beer and their history. For your money you also get several samples (approx. 1/3 of a pint each) of different CRATE styles. Finally, we were given vouchers for 50% off pizza in the CRATE bar, so it's worth sticking around after the tour is finished! Visited Crate Brewery on 2017-01-07
by on January 14th, 2017

Really great evening. Great host. Interesting and engaging, informative and 50% off the best pizzas known to mankind! Visited Crate Brewery on 2017-01-06
by on January 8th, 2017

Took colleagues from work here and had a great evening, would recommend it with very interesting and some challenging beer styles. Visited Crate Brewery on 2016-12-09
by on December 12th, 2016

Very informative and at a good price. We were also given a leaflet on how to start a mini brewery at home which was pretty cool! Staff very friendly and tasted a variety of lovely beers. They were very generous with their beer tasting. Highly recommend. Was an enjoyable and unique experience. Visited Crate Brewery on 2016-07-21
by on September 12th, 2016
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Brilliant night and such great value for money. Our guide, Johnny, was really knowledgable and friendly, and we drank loads of really tasty beer whilst we learnt about how it's all made. Plus- BONUS- we got half price pizza as we'd been on the tour, and the sweet potato, blue cheese and walnut was one of the best I've ever had. All in all the perfect London date night Visited Crate Brewery on 2016-07-29
by on August 1st, 2016
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Fabulous wouldn't change a thing very good I love it love love love it fantastic would definitely go again all must go and bring your family too it's fabulous amazing
by on July 28th, 2016

This was one of the best brewery tours I've been on. Really knowledgable tour guide, funny & Friendly! Also the beer was all really tasty and great! A good start to my Stag weekend! :) Visited Crate Brewery on 1970-01-01
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