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People Pale Alcohol Free Beer brewed in partnership with Queenie author Candice Carty-Williams

People Pale Alcohol Free Beer brewed in partnership with Queenie author Candice Carty-Williams

We’ve launched People Pale, our first ever alcohol-free beer to celebrate the launch of renowned south London author Candice Carty-Williams’ new novel

This collaboration between two south London icons (if we do say so ourselves!) brings together the worlds of literature and craft beer – celebrating a best seller’s new work with a brewery first.

This spring sees the release of Candice’s much anticipated follow up to QueeniePeople Person. The book is a spellbinding tribute to south London and to the power and importance of human connections, so we’ve created a beer that can toast to both. Because Candice doesn’t drink, we made sure that this was a beer she could still enjoy – our first ever alcohol free brew!

People Pale is packed with all the juicy flavour of a pale ale but none of the alcohol, so it’s perfect for your next book club, or anywhere you fancy a bev without the buzz. Each can features a QR code which links to a webpage where you can buy the much heralded book. And for those as into collectables as they are reading, there are five different versions of can design, each focusing on a different character from the book, with illustrations translated from the novel’s front cover.

If you fancy using our taproom for your book club, you can reserve a table by emailing taproom@brixtonbrewery.com and we will offer you some FREE cans of People Pale to quench your thirst.

This limited edition run is available at our tap room and on our webshop while stocks last.

People Person will be available from 28th April 2022 in all major bookstores and online book sellers. Click here to pre-order.

Introducing the new way to buy your beer: Pay By Neigh

Introducing the new way to buy your beer: Pay By Neigh

To mark the launch of our new limited edition beer, URBAN ANIMALS, in partnership with Vauxhall City Farm, we’re giving away free cans in exchange for animal noises!

URBAN ANIMALS is a Green Hop Pale* brewed with fresh hops grown at Vauxhall City Farm. To celebrate the launch of the beer we’re giving away 100 FREE CANS in exchange for animal noises. To get your hooves on one all you have to do is film yourself making an animal noise then tag us on Instagram or Twitter and we’ll be in touch with a voucher code to claim your FREE can of URBAN ANIMALS from our website.**

Alternatively, head to our taproom for a weeklong ‘Pay by Neigh’ event from Thursday 18th until Thursday – 25th November where you’ll be able to to give the bar staff your loudest ‘BAA’, ‘OINK’ or ‘NEIGH” in person in exchange for a can. We’re encouraging all recipients of free beer to make a donation in the amount of their choice to Vauxhall City Farm to fund the charity’s vital community work.

This amazing local partnership came about when Vauxhall City Farm – just a 10-minute cycle from our taproom – got in touch with us to ask if we could help them grow some hops at the farm whilst their community garden was going unused during lockdown. How could we say NEIGH? We returned a few months later to harvest the hops (with the help of some farm volunteers… and a few stray alpacas!) and brought them straight back to our brewery via the Victoria Line to be used in a brew that same day.

All the proceeds from sales of URBAN ANIMALS will be donated to Vauxhall City Farm to fund training volunteers, upkeep of farm premises and feeding animals.

Country bumpkins step aside, URBAN ANIMALS (5.2% ABV) is one for the cool kids (and cows, pigs or chickens) whose natural habitat is the bright lights of the big city. Made using freshly harvested hops grown at Vauxhall City Farm, this Green Hop Pale Ale celebrates those hidden corners of the metropolis where surprising things live, grow and thrive on being alive and part of the hive.

This new limited edition beer comes in three different can designs, each inspired by some of the farm’s most famous residents: Jerry the Alpaca, Cheryl the Chicken and Britney Spurs the Horse. You can visit the real animals that inspired these characters, and many more at Vauxhall City Farm. Click here to donate.


*Green hop beers are made using freshly harvested hops to create a super aromatic flavour profile (since hops can only be harvested once per year, most beer is made using dried hops – so a green hop beer is really something special!).

**First 50 claimants will receive a voucher code for one FREE can of Urban Animals redeemable via our webshop. Thereafter claimants will receive a 20% off voucher code. One redemption per person. Offer valid while stocks last.

Bring Your Nan For A Can

Bring Your Nan For A Can

For four days from 29th July – 1st August bring someone over the age of 60 to the taproom for a chat and we’ll give you BOTH a FREE can of Generation Pale Ale

Where: Brixton Brewery Taproom, Arch 548 Brixton Station Rd, London SW9 8PF

When: The ‘Bring A Can For Your Gran’ launch event kicks off a 3pm until late on Thursday 29th July, then will continue until closing on Sunday 1st August.

“Oi Nan, fancy a can?” You’d better hope so, because for four days at the end of July if you bring a friend, relative or complete stranger (with their permission of course!) aged 60 or above to our taproom taproom for a chat you’ll both receive a FREE can of Generation Pale Ale.

Like the idea, but don’t have an older friend to bring along? Don’t fret. Because on Thursday 29th July, we’ve teamed up with our partners at Age UK Lambeth to match its friendly members with you. For one-night only they’ll be your one-way ticket to free beer and music, courtesy of over 60’s shape-thrower DJs, Shadow’s Sister, all whilst meeting your new baby boomer BFF.

Can’t make the 29th July? We’ll be keeping our doors open, your seat warm and free beer cold by continuing the offer until Sunday 1st August. So you have four whole days – approximately 96 hours (excluding when we shut and clean the place) – to pop by and say “HI”.

The feel-good post-lockdown knees-ups are in aid of Age UK Lambeth, which has seen an increase of 233% in demand for its services over the past 12 months. This includes its MYneighbours scheme that pairs elderly members with younger volunteers who regularly call and visit them and bring hot meals, too. 

The organisation estimates that there have been over 10,000 hours’ worth of calls made between these new besties over the past year – around 416 days’ worth of nattering on the phone!

So if you fancy swapping your slippers for stilettoes and meeting the nan-of-your-dreams, make sure you get this in your diary now!

Regardless of when you attend, or how many new older and wiser friends you make, in exchange for a free beer, we are requesting all attendees make a donation, big or small (the bigger the better), to Age UK Lambeth.

The event follows the launch of our limited edition Generation Pale Ale – the first beer purpose-brewed to raise money for Age UK Lambeth and bring people of all (legal drinking) ages back together after lockdown. The beer name and vibrant design, featuring a shopping trolley/boom box for kickass grandmas and granddads, have been officially approved by Age UK Lambeth’s members- and 100% of proceeds from the beer will be donated to the charity. Click here to buy a case!

RAISE A CAN TO YOUR GRAN WITH OUR NEW LTD EDN BEER IN AID OF AGE UK

RAISE A CAN TO YOUR GRAN WITH OUR NEW LTD EDN BEER IN AID OF AGE UK

Here at Brixton Brewery we’ve long recognised that craft beer has a much broader audience than the media image of young hipsters might suggest and have always focussed on making well-balanced beers that can be enjoyed by anyone who just loves a delicious brew.

So when we learnt that Age UK Lambeth had seen a 233% increase in demand for its services over lockdown, we saw an opportunity to create a beer (an OAPA perhaps?!) to be enjoyed by all beer fans, whilst also helping to tackle loneliness in the community. Cue, Generation Pale Ale! Available now via our webshop and taproom.

The beer name and vibrant design (featuring a shopping trolley/boombox for kickass grandmas and grandads) has been officially approved by AgeUK’s members, and every penny raised from beer sales will be donated to the charity so they can continue supporting long lives lived well in our community.

Keep an eye on our social media over the coming weeks for stories from some of the incredible older people who have helped to make Brixton the place we all know and love today – like Peter, who’s been in Brixton since 1976 and was model scouted on the street, aged 60 and Vidur who arrived here from Granada in the 1970s and would love nothing more than a shot at knocking Justin Bieber from the charts.

The creation of Brixton Brewery’s Generation Pale Ale has been truly a community effort, with each ingredient kindly donated – free of charge – to the brewery by Charles Faram and Simpsons Malt in order to reduce costs and increase the proceeds raised for Age UK Lambeth.

Generation Pale Ale (3.8%) is a sprightly pale ale crafted with modern British hops, Olicana® and Harlequin™. It’s packed full of flavour and all the wisdom of the ages.

So as we say on the can… call your gran, make a plan, and let’s party like it’s 2019 baby! Click here to shop!

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 Station, wanted to raise awareness while also raising money for local charities working with young people to stop the bloodshed by doing what she does best: brewing beer. So she came up with a plan to do both: brew a beer that would also benefit families and young people affected by this issue. As a community-based business with strong local ties, Brixton Brewery were immediately on board to be a part of it. They will be throwing open their brewhouse for a very special Open Brew Day event at their Dylan Road Brewery on 9 March. Proceeds from the beer made on the day will go to Asta Community Hub and Fight for Peace in Newham and Indigo Youth in Brixton.

The Saturday 9 March date is a nod to the growing tradition of International Women’s Day open brews (the official IWD is Friday, 8 March) celebrating the role of women in the beer industry. The event will bring together mothers and women passionate about keeping our young people safe from violence to learn about brewing and brew up a Limited Edition special beer, to be released around 31 March for Mothering Sunday.

According to Jenn Merrick, who was Head Brewer at Beavertown Brewery before leaving to start Earth Station, “I’ve lived in Newham for 12 years with my wife. We have cultivated a deep love for this part of London. Now, raising two little boys in the area, we are faced by serious problems with knife crime, the criminal exploitation of children and one of the highest levels of youth violence in the UK. It’s an issue that has affected my family very directly. I want to do everything I can to raise awareness of the issue, and make a positive contribution to changing things for local children.”

Xochitl Benjamin, a co-founder of Brixton Brewery, and Brixton-based mum of two young children says “Jenn and I immediately connected on this – as women, and as mothers. At Brixton Brewery we are committed to our community, and are really excited to be able to support Jenn’s vision. It’ll be a fantastic day celebrating women while making a beer that will raise money for local charities in Brixton and Newham.”

It’s not just the two breweries that have come together to support this initiative. Junction Studio, the award-winning designers of Brixton Brewery’s colourful labels are mentoring young artist Cory Samuels on the label graphics. Leading industry suppliers, including Yakima Chief hops and Simpsons Malt have donated raw material, while Label Express, Saxon Packaging and Ball Packaging are providing labels, boxes and cans.

Earth Station x Brixton Brewery Open Brew Day for Women & Communities is open to any woman who would like to come along and find out a bit more about what goes into their pint while having a unique experience for a great cause. It’s free, but please register here.

The beer, a hoppy pale ale, will available in 30L keg and 330ml cans.

Pre-order now by contacting info@brixtonbrewery.com