Brixton’s growing craft beer reputation

Though many of them are tucked away in old railway arches and former disused spaces, it’s hard not to have noticed the influx of microbreweries to Brixton in the last decade, which is fast building a reputation as one of London’s best craft beer destinations. Polly Nash investigates

brewery vats
inside Brixton Brewery’s Milkwood Road brewery

Lockdown saw an acceleration of the trend to microbreweries trend, spurring people’s interest in home brewing, and encouraging customers to support independent local producers.

The number of commercial breweries in London has increased tenfold from 14 in 2010 to roughly 140 today.

With about 10 breweries and bottle shops within a 25-minute walk from Brixton Station, it’s become a popular destination for beer lovers.

There’s talk of a Brixton Craft Beer Trail.

Read on for a preview at some of our favourites …