Local breweries are one trend it’s been hard to miss and they really are springing up all over the place, there’s even a microbrewery beer mile in Bermondsey, although I’ve chosen to focus on a more eclectic selection here;
Arch 1127 Bath Factory Estate, 41 Norwood Road, Herne Hill, London, SE24 9AJ
I recently found this place thanks to a placard on the street, it’s tucked away under railway arches behind a row of shops and is a great find. There’s bench seating outside, for when there’s sun, where you can enjoy beer fresh from the source, or you can take away to enjoy at home.
Arch 209, Blenheim Grove London, SE15 4QL
This Peckham Brewery is another one which calls a railway arch home, and can be found round the corner from Peckham Rye station. With a good sized yard for enjoying beers outside they also have frequent food pop ups, so you’ll have something to soak up all that alcohol with.
Arch 547, Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PF
Founded in 2013 by two local couples, Brixton Brewery’s beers are now stocked all over Brixton. The brightly coloured labels are what drew me to this brewery, and like many of their counterparts beers are named after local places/landmarks which I always find endearing, and especially so in this case being a former Brixton resident.
Unit 1 & 2 Yelverton Road, Battersea,London,SW11 3QG
Brewing in Battersea since 2008, Sambrook’s takes its name from founder Duncan Sambrook, and can be viewed as one of the catalysts for the local brewing revolution. When he started his brewery 7 years ago, only a handful of brewers remained in London. As well as their beers they host the annual Beer By The River Festival in Morden Hall Park.
Beer Rebellion 126 Gipsy Hill.
What started as a brewery in Penge in 2013 has now gone on to become a business which includes 6 bars. The first of which is Beer Rebellion in Gipsy Hill. They started in Gipsy Hill as a pop up and were so successful they stayed. As well as their locally brewed beer they serve burgers and snacks and our open all week from 12-11.30pm.
Both of these breweries occupy space within the same industrial estate near to Gipsy Hill station, on Hamilton Road. Again you can visit and drink on site during opening hours or take your purchases home to sample. Prices are extremely reasonable starting at £3 a pint. Keep an eye on their websites for upcoming events, like recent showings of the rugby during the World Cup.