Bottle Apostle, E9


At Bottle Apostle, the good stuff is at the back. While the front of this snazzy Hackney booze vendor is devoted to wine, the room-cum-cubbyhole at the back is called 'the brew testament' and contains a sizeable variety of beer, much of it brewed in London. You'll find the likes of The Kernel, Pressure Drop, Brew by Numbers and others, plus beers from further afield. There's also a handy guide describing what certain hop varieties taste like, on the wall.