Local Heroes: London craft breweries

London craft beer is more popular by the day – here are our three of our favourite micro brewers.


Brixton Brewery's Atlantic APA is named after, and inspired by, the eponymous street that runs down Brixton Market. It's influenced by the taste of American Pale Ales, with Citra and Simcoe hops giving it the odd explosion of tropical fruit on the palate.


Beavertown's come a long way since it was created in the kitchen of a Hackney BBQ joint in 2011. It now brews five distinct beers, and its summer ale, Neck Oil, is a beauty. An easy drinking, light beer, pale hops keep it crisp, refreshing and punchy.


London brewer Meantime is something of a stalwart in the craft brewing scene, and its London Pale Ale is one of many fruits of all this brewing experience. A range of hops give it a complex, heady bitterness – perfect for a sunny Greenwich afternoon.