Heineken takes minority stake in London’s Brixton Brewery

By Rachel Arthur

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Brixton Brewery's new site. Pic: Brixton Brewery.
Brixton Brewery's new site. Pic: Brixton Brewery.

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Heineken has taken a minority stake in Brixton Brewery, allowing the craft brewery to move to a larger site and increase production.

Brixton Brewery was founded in 2013, and its beers include Atlantic A.P.A, Low Voltage Session I.P.A, and Effra Ale.

The company is now brewing at maximum capacity and says investment from Heineken will allow it to get a new brewery up and running.

The four founders will continue to manage the business.

Growing capacity

Investment from Heineken will allow the brewery to a nearby site within Brixton and expand brewing capacity from 12,000 pints a week to 60,000.

“We are hugely proud of our success story, and see this partnership as the ideal way to keep the important things – the beer character, Brixton and our team – the same, while growing and evolving” - Brixton Brewery

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The new brewery will allow the company to increase availability of its beers, add cans to its range and create around 30 jobs.

Brixton Brewery will also turn its tap room into a ‘community-focused space for enjoying our beers and hosting events’.

The brewery says it was important for it to remain in Brixton, a ‘fantastically eclectic place that has inspired and nurtured us’.  

“Four years on from launching, we are a thriving community business brewing at our maximum capacity in the railway arch,” ​explains Brixton Brewery.

“We have around 15 employees and our beers have given people as far away as Italy and Hong Kong a little taste of Brixton in a bottle.

"Yet demand keeps rising, and we can’t keep up. It’s a nice problem for a small business to have, but it’s a problem!

“These days industrial space in central London is the rarest of commodities. To expand, most businesses are forced to move production to the outskirts.

"For us this was unthinkable and having missed out on a unit up Brixton Hill earlier in the year, we couldn’t believe our luck when we found the perfect, albeit much larger space just 600 meters from our current brewery.”

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