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 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 award-winning chef Tim Anderson to produce Market Saison using ingredients from Brixton Market, available exclusively (and seasonally) at Nanban 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. IN THE BEGINNING WE MADE MOST OF OUR DELIVERIES ON FOOT TO LOCAL SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS, BUT NOW YOU CAN EVEN FIND US IN NORTH LONDON.

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.

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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…

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