Our Story

Brixton Brewery is one of London’s established craft 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 brewery. We reckoned that every great neighbourhood deserves a great brewery, and we wanted to bring one to Brixton.

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 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 from suppliers who share our commitment to quality. 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 award-winning chef Tim Anderson to produce Market Saison using ingredients from Brixton Market.

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.

OUR RAILWAY ARCH BREWERY AND TAP ROOM IS A STONES THROW FROM BRIXTON’S RESURGENT MARKET DISTRICT. IN OUR EARLY DAYS WE MADE MOST OF OUR DELIVERIES ON FOOT TO LOCAL SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS. YOU CAN NOW FIND OUR BEER IN EVERY CORNER OF LONDON AND BEYOND.

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, aromas, 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.

Core
Low Voltage Session I.P.A.

Low Voltage Session I.P.A.

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Atlantic A.P.A.

Atlantic A.P.A.

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Effra Ale

Effra Ale

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Electric I.P.A.

Electric I.P.A.

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Reliance Pale Ale

Reliance Pale Ale

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Windrush Stout

Windrush Stout

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Collaborations Ltd Edn Specials
OFF-GRID New England IPA (LTD EDN #2) – SOLD OUT

OFF-GRID New England IPA (LTD EDN #2) – SOLD OUT

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SPARK! Table Beer (LTD EDN #1) – SOLD OUT

SPARK! Table Beer (LTD EDN #1) – SOLD OUT

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MEGAWATT IIPA(Sold Out)

MEGAWATT IIPA(Sold Out)

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Hurricane – Double Atlantic A.P.A. (SOLD OUT)

Hurricane – Double Atlantic A.P.A. (SOLD OUT)

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Market Saison (SOLD OUT)

Market Saison (SOLD OUT)

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Brixi Saison (Brasserie De La Senne Collab) – SOLD OUT

Brixi Saison (Brasserie De La Senne Collab) – SOLD OUT

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Pacific APA

Pacific APA

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Coldharbour Lager (SUMMER SEASONAL)

Coldharbour Lager (SUMMER SEASONAL)

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Lavarush Coffee Stout (SOLD OUT)

Lavarush Coffee Stout (SOLD OUT)

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Latest from the Blog

The Blog

Grainspotting: Brixton Brewery x Ritzy Cinema Present A Very British Ale

Grainspotting: Brixton Brewery x Ritzy Cinema Present A Very British Ale

What do you get when you take Brixton’s best-known brewery, its most historic cinema and its most innovative social enterprise scheme? If you add a good dose of all-British ingredients, and a name in no way inspired by A Certain Referendum you may have heard of… you get BRITZY XPA, our new one-off extra pale,…

A bright SPARK! & other adventures in experimental brewing

A bright SPARK! & other adventures in experimental brewing

Our new Ltd Edn range is what happens when we let our brewing imaginations run wild and see where it takes us… We’ve always said that our beers are all about balance – the right combination of bitter, sweet and crisp. We’ve never tried to be the hoppiest, the booziest, or the most out-there with…

We talk to the Evening Standard’s Victoria Stewart for Made in London: Brixton Brewery

We talk to the Evening Standard’s Victoria Stewart for Made in London: Brixton Brewery

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Four seasons under the arches

Four seasons under the arches

In some ways, running a brewery has a soothingly timeless rhythm to it – the daily same-ness of making beer, testing beer, packaging beer and selling beer. In other ways, the quality of the beer and character of the brewery itself are shaped by the rhythms of seasons. We brew our beer in an arch…

Jez talks to Thirsty Dog about setting up a brewery in Brixton

Jez talks to Thirsty Dog about setting up a brewery in Brixton

New brew launch: Brixi Saison offers modern take on traditional worker’s brew

New brew launch: Brixi Saison offers modern take on traditional worker’s brew

We’ve collaborated with renowned Belgian brewery Brasserie de la Senne to create Brixi Saison, a modern classic saison-style beer. In a further celebration of all that is so exciting about Brixton and beer these days, the striking label design uses the Connect Brixton print designed by EleyKishimoto as part of Brixton Design Week 2015. We…

Naming our beers, Part 4: a Coldharbour in a heatwave

Naming our beers, Part 4: a Coldharbour in a heatwave

Our label design (see above) once again uses vibrant colours and takes African batiks as its inspiration. The zig zag lines reflect the facade of the distinctive brutalist-inspired Barrier Block estate on Coldharbour Lane Our Coldharbour Lager made its debut just in time for Britain’s hottest June day on record. The heat wave was typically short-lived but…

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

Summer Party – SAT 19th JULY

Summer Party – SAT 19th JULY

Please join us at the brewery on Saturday19th July from 12-8pm for our Summer Party. We’ll have all our beers on draught including the debut of our Pale Ales on keg for the first time! Drop by en-route to Lambeth Country Show!  

Spring Open Day – SAT MAR 29TH

Spring Open Day – SAT MAR 29TH

Please join us at the brewery on Saturday 29th March from 12-8pm for our Spring Open Day. We’ll have all our beers on cask including the debut of our latest creation Atlantic APA.

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