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BROUGHT TO LIFE BY THE INTREPID WINDRUSH GENERATION, BIRTHPLACE OF LEGENDARY DAVID BOWIE, BELOVED FOR ITS VIBRANT MARKETS AND FREEWHEELING NIGHTLIFE, THIS IS BRIXTON IN ALL ITS GLORY.

Our story…

Started in a railway arch in 2013, Brixton Brewery was the dream of two couples who wanted to put Brixton on the map for great beer. They had met by chance in a local bar and bonded over their shared passion for beer and for the non-stop energy of the South London neighbourhood they all called home: Brixton! They agreed that every great neighbourhood deserves a great brewery; and so Brixton Brewery was born!

We infuse the flavour of Brixton into everything that we do. Our beers are named after Brixton landmarks, inspired by the flavours of its markets, and packaged in colourful cans that reference the exuberant batik fabrics sold there.


Co-founders Xochitl, Mike, Libby + Jez

Our beer

Our beer is hand-crafted in small batches and is always unpasteurised and unfiltered for maximum flavour. We like to combine the styles, tastes and quality ingredients of traditional British brewing (and our local markets!) with those from much further afield. The resulting beers are bold and delicious, and always perfectly balanced for easy-drinking.

Our ethos

We’re a family-run business rooted in our diverse and vibrant community and there’s nothing we love more than bringing people together through a shared love of beer. We work hard to brew beers that make our local community proud and help thirsty people everywhere get a taste of Brixton.

Our Beers

All 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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Coldharbour Lager

Coldharbour Lager

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Atlantic A.P.A.

Atlantic A.P.A.

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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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Collaborations Ltd Edn Specials
BOCKDOWN Orange Bock Lager

BOCKDOWN Orange Bock Lager

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Mangoes To Brixton Mango Pale

Mangoes To Brixton Mango Pale

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Coldfront Whiskey BA Baltic Porter

Coldfront Whiskey BA Baltic Porter

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OFF-GRID New England Pale

OFF-GRID New England Pale

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The Norway Option Gluten Free Blond

The Norway Option Gluten Free Blond

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Coldfront Baltic Porter(SOLD OUT)

Coldfront Baltic Porter(SOLD OUT)

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Route & Branch Juniper Amber (SOLD OUT)

Route & Branch Juniper Amber (SOLD OUT)

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BRIXI SAISON Series 2 (SOLD OUT)

BRIXI SAISON Series 2 (SOLD OUT)

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Defiance GF Pale (SOLD OUT)

Defiance GF Pale (SOLD OUT)

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Rewired DDH IPA (SOLD OUT)

Rewired DDH IPA (SOLD OUT)

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Brixbock Spring Lager (SOLD OUT)

Brixbock Spring Lager (SOLD OUT)

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Man Gose to Brixton Mango Gose (SOLD OUT)

Man Gose to Brixton Mango Gose (SOLD OUT)

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The Blog

Brixton’s hip hop chip shop

Brixton’s hip hop chip shop

Chip Shop is based at 378 Coldharbour Lane, right at the point where the street crosses over Brixton’s bustling Atlantic Road. Its walls are spray-painted with the larger-than-life faces of some of hip hop’s biggest names: 2Pac, Biggie Smalls, Eazy-E and more. Why? Brainchild of MICHAEL LYTHGOE and partner CIDALIA RODRIGUEZ, the unconventional restaurant brings together their two great loves- fish and chips, and hip hop. A curious combination, that absolutely works.

“I consider myself a custodian for this moment in time”

“I consider myself a custodian for this moment in time”

Walton Lodge is a beautiful red-brick Edwardian building which was built in 1904 to house a then-thriving family-run laundry business. After almost 120 years the laundry finally closed, but the building itself still stands proud at 374 Coldharbour Lane- only now it houses an all day bistro and wine shop run by New Zealand-born MELANIE BROWN. We went to visit Mel at The Laundry to talk about her time in Brixton so far, and what she’s doing to try and preserve the legacy of this amazing building.

The miracle of Fish, Wings & Tings

The miracle of Fish, Wings & Tings

We sat down for a beer and a chat with Brian, owner of Caribbean restaurant Fish, Wings & Tings at the entrance to Brixton Village market on Coldharbour Lane.

“If you love something you make it happen”

“If you love something you make it happen”

AMA QUASHIE is one of the fashion industry’s most prominent nail artists. Rarely does a week go by when she’s not visiting somewhere far flung to paint nails for a high end photoshoot or runway show. Yet when deciding where to open their nail salon, Ama and fellow entrepreneur LATOYA LOVATT both agreed that it had to be Brixton. Not long later, they opened AMA Salon, specialising in natural nails, at 340 Coldharbour Lane.

“The only thing that hasn’t changed is fish & chips”

“The only thing that hasn’t changed is fish & chips”

Jimmy’s Plaice, based at 350 Coldharbour Lane, is a family-run fish & chip shop that overlooks the road’s iconic Barrier Block estate. They sell all the deep fried classics you’d expect to find at a traditional London chippy, and, as we found out when we got talking to its owners, have been doing so ever since the 1950s when the shop was first opened by Raz’s father.

Applying the formula @ Kool Kut Barbers

Applying the formula @ Kool Kut Barbers

We talk to Oliver Williams, the owner of Kool Kut Barbers on Coldharbour Lane, as part of our Characters of Coldharbour Lane series.

The Accidental Brutalist: Magda Borowiecka

The Accidental Brutalist: Magda Borowiecka

As part of our series, Characters of Coldharbour Lane, raising a glass to the people and places along Coldharbour Lane, Barrier Block architect, Magda Borowiecka spoke to us about her extraordinary life and career, and the only thing she likes about her best-known building.

Lockdown Reflections

Lockdown Reflections

Is anyone else struggling to believe that it’s already July? According to this cool interactive article that was trending on Twitter earlier this week, it’s new experiences that create memories, and help our brains to process the passing of time. Since there’s not been much of that going on lately, no wonder it feels like…

Design Your Own Beer competition results!

Design Your Own Beer competition results!

We announce the winners of our Design Your Own Beer competition!

We’re raising funds while you raise bread!

We’re raising funds while you raise bread!

In what we hope is exciting news for all you home bakers out there, we have decided to make our own supply of brewer’s yeast available to buy on our webshop!

Starting a new job during the lockdown

Starting a new job during the lockdown

Monday 23rd March 2020 was a pretty significant day for two reasons. First of all, it was the day that the British government announced a full lockdown in order to flatten the alarmingly un-flat curve of coronavirus spread. And secondly, (though perhaps not so significantly for the rest of you), it was also the first…

Route & Branch: Our journey with Norwegian farmhouse brewing

Route & Branch: Our journey with Norwegian farmhouse brewing

Alberto, our Lead Brewer, once left us for a 6-month sabbatical in Norway. There, brewing among the rugged fjords and endless snowscapes, he heard the story of kveik, a heritage mother yeast, passed from farm to farm in rural Norway, creating the basis for a thriving but not widely recognized style of farmhouse brewing with…

Collab International Women’s Day brewing event for families affected by knife crime epidemic

Join Earth Station Brewery and Brixton Brewery as they work together to celebrate women while raising money for critical local charities working to stop London’s knife crime epidemic Earth Station Brewery in Newham and Brixton Brewery in Lambeth are both located in London boroughs struggling with serious youth violence problems. Jenn Merrick, founder of Earth…

Embrace the opportunity

Embrace the opportunity

Jez and Xochitl took some time-out to talk to Tim from The Brewers Journal about building a new brewery in Brixton. Read on… Brixton Brewery has done a great job of placing South London on the brewing map since starting out in 2013. But a life-changing approach from Heineken has allowed the team to accelerate…

Our new brewery OPEN PARTY! All the info you need

Our new brewery OPEN PARTY! All the info you need

We are very excited to be hosting our New Brewery Open Day Party on Saturday, 22 September from 12 til 9pm! We’ve planned a day of beer, music, food and fun for kids of all ages. It’s a SOLD OUT event so we’re expecting it to be a fantastic, busy good time. If you didn’t get tickets,…

Pour yourself a pint of ambition!

Pour yourself a pint of ambition!

Brixton Brewery x Big Chill collaboration launches lower ABV ‘9 to 5’ Desk Beer for Big Chill’s redesigned workspace Lower alcohol beers are having a bit of a moment. Our newest brew, 9 to 5 Desk Beer is a 2.8% ABV pale ale collaboration with Big Chill King’s Cross. Big Chill wanted to celebrate the…

Brixton Fund uses community currency for local good

Brixton Fund uses community currency for local good

Brixton has an extraordinary range of ambitious social organisations trying to make life better in our area. As a community business, we try to support as many of them as we can to give back to the area that inspired and welcomed us, including the ‘hyperlocal’ Brixton Pound/Brixton Fund.  The Brixton Pound is among the…

Brewing success means big expansion news

Brewing success means big expansion news

As we announce an exciting partnership to build a new brewery in Brixton, we look back on how we got to where we are, and forward to the next step on our journey… Like so many of the good things in life, it all started over a pint. We met in 2010 in Brixton’s former…

Our new beer collaboration celebrates an ageing Brixton landmark

Our new beer collaboration celebrates an ageing Brixton landmark

It’s one of Brixton’s many hidden corners with a story to tell, yet people stream past it everyday without even noticing. But look up through the trees near the railway bridge at Coldharbour Lane, with the Barrier Block estate looming behind you, on the side of Carlton Mansions, and you’ll discover a fading piece of…

Jez talks to Deskbeers about starting a brewery in Brixton

Jez talks to Deskbeers about starting a brewery in Brixton

Meet the Brewer: Brixton Brewery Jez, Libby, Xochitl and Mike started Brixton Brewery back in 2013 and quickly established themselves as a mainstay of the UK craft brewing scene. Taking inspiration from the explosion of UK brewing at the time, and influenced by both US and European styles of beer, we love that the vibrancy of SW9 shines…

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

  Travel Series: Brixton Brewery In the last few years, London has become the European hub for craft beer. The community of brewers is growing with the increased interest and demand of drinkers, but the quality of the output seems to waiver very little and craft enthusiasts from around the world are paying attention. 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.