By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food
Strength: 6.5% ABV
Brewed: Brixton, London
Founded in 2013 by two local couples, inspired by the energy of Brixton, with its history, noise and vibrant mix of cultures and people, Brixton Brewery make beer in the heart of the colourful neighbourhood. Draw on traditional techniques, flavours and ingredients, with a dash of bold New World flair for distinctiveness, the Brewery is a small family run operation that brews its Beer in small batches, inspired by America and Europe although deeply rooted in Brixton, celebrating the British appreciation of real Ale. In fact, all of the Brewery’s beers are named after local landmarks, their Coldharbour Lager takes its name from the area’s vibrant Cold Harbour Lane, Effra Ale is named after the Effra River, which flows beneath Brixton, and this week’s Beer of the Week – Electric I.P.A.’s namesake comes from Electric Avenue, the beating heart of Brixton.
Brewed with Cascade, Centennial, and Amarillo Hops, the Beer is full-bodied and bold. Rich and sweet Malty notes are married with Hoppy Bitterness to provide a full, memorable flavour that has Citrusy undertones of tropical Fruit.
Brixton Brewery can be found at Arch 547, Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PF and their full range can be purchased from brixtonbrewery.com.