Our Story

Brixton Brewery is one of London’s new breweries, making beer in the heart of one of London’s most colourful and famous neighbourhoods. We were founded in 2013 by two local couples, Jez and Libby and Mike and Xochitl, but our shared passion for beer started years before that, when we met in the old Hive Bar (now Craft Beer Co. Brixton), and bonded over newborn babies and a dream of opening a local brewery. We reckoned that every great neighbourhood deserves a great brewery, and we wanted to bring one to ours.

WE’RE AN INDEPENDENT BREWERY MAKING THE KIND OF GUTSY, FLAVOURFUL BEER WE WANT TO DRINK IN THE AREA WE LOVE. WE’RE DOING OUR BIT TO PUT OUR PART OF SOUTH LONDON ON THE MAP FOR THOSE WHO APPRECIATE DISTINCTIVE, HANDCRAFTED BEERS.

Our beer

Our beer is hand crafted in small batches. We draw on traditional techniques, flavours and ingredients, with a dash of bold New World flair for distinctiveness. We look to America and Europe for inspiration but we’re rooted in our very British appreciation of real ale.

All of our brews are unfiltered and unpasteurised for maximum flavour and freshness. Our core range is best characterised by bitterness, balanced by rich maltiness and rounded out with hop aromas and flavours. We love experimenting with big, interesting flavours but we’re always seeking balance.

We source our ingredients locally and further afield. Our limited edition Effra Ale was brewed using hops grown less than a kilometre from our door by Brixton’s Urban Hop Growers. Our Lavarush Stout uses local roaster Volcano Coffee Works’s fair trade beans for added kick. We teamed up with Mexican restaurant DF/Mexico to produce the crisp and refreshing Lúpulo Ale, now also available exclusively at Wahaca Brixton.

Our ethos

We’re a family-run community business. Pretty much no one escapes lending a hand. Visiting houseguests and even the kids and the grandparents pitch in bottling, labelling, scrubbing equipment and lifting heavy things.

WE STARTED IN A RAILWAY ARCH IN BRIXTON’S RESURGENT MARKET DISTRICT AND WE MAKE MORE THAN HALF OF OUR DELIVERIES ON FOOT TO LOCAL SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS. 

The personal touch means that we got to know our area and our customers well so we’re confident that when our beers are out there in the big bad world, they stand up – and stand out – for themselves. We’re working hard to brew the kind of beers and build the kind of business that Brixton can be proud of. We’re inspired by the manic energy of the area, with all its history, noise and vibrant mix of cultures and people. We love being a part of it, and we want to share a little piece with you.

Our Beers

Our Beers are unfiltered, unpasteurised, vegan-friendly and full of flavour.

Effra Ale

Effra Ale

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Reliance Pale Ale

Reliance Pale Ale

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Electric I.P.A.

Electric I.P.A.

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Windrush Stout

Windrush Stout

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Atlantic A.P.A.

Atlantic A.P.A.

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Lúpulo Pale Ale

Lúpulo Pale Ale

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Lavarush Coffee Stout

Lavarush Coffee Stout

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MEGAWATT IIPA

MEGAWATT IIPA

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Naming our beers, Part 3: A taste of Mexico made in Brixton

Naming our beers, Part 3: A taste of Mexico made in Brixton

This is the third in a series about the real-life inspiration for our beers, most of which are named for places around Brixton. Read Parts 1 & 2 here and here. We were still pretty young as a brewery when the brilliant people of Wahaca/DF Mexico approached us about doing a special beer for them.…

Naming our beers, Part 2: the Electric vibe

Naming our beers, Part 2: the Electric vibe

This is the second in a series about the real-life inspiration for our beers, which are named for places around Brixton. Read Part 1 here. Our Electric IPA is, appropriately enough, the strongest of all of our core beers at 6.5% abv. We don’t want to over-do the connection with conduction (there are pun hazards…

Naming our beers, part one: the River Effra and the Ale Effra

Naming our beers, part one: the River Effra and the Ale Effra

The word ‘Effra’ can be seen all over Brixton – the legendary Effra Hall Tavern, The Effra Social, Effra Road, Effra Parade. It seems an inextricable part of the many layers of Brixton. In this case, it’s the layer that flows deep beneath us. The River Effra is one of those evocative lost rivers of…

A brewery is born….

A brewery is born….

If things always went according to plan, this would be the blog post in which we looked back on our first year in business and reflected on how much we’ve learnt, how many steps forward, how many slips back, battles against red tape, new equipment and unfamiliar supply chains won and lost, etc. But…we quickly…

MEGAWATT IIPA – Our 100th brew

MEGAWATT IIPA – Our 100th brew

To celebrate reaching the 100 brew milestone we decided to venture into new territory and make an Imperial IPA. We named it MEGAWATT and think of it as Electric IPA’s big brother. It turned out at 8% on the nose and is hopped with tropical Topaz, Chinook and Mosiac. Two of which are totally new to…

XMAS PARTY – Saturday 13th Dec 12-9pm

XMAS PARTY – Saturday 13th Dec 12-9pm

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