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Craft Beer Co. (Craft Beer Company)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - The Hidden ColourExcellent1
Brixton - Electric I.P.A.Excellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Thorny GoatExcellent1
Fyne - AvalancheExcellent1
Kent - Brewers ReserveExcellent1
Vibrant Forest - MosaicExcellent1
Brixton - Reliance Pale Ale Good1
Magic Rock - Craft MagicGood1
Kent - Craft Pale Good1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild RavenGood1
Brixton - Effra Ale Acceptable1
Vibrant Forest - SummitAcceptable1
Otley - OGNot Tried0
Otley - O3 BossNot Tried0
Dark Star - Partridge Best BitterNot Tried0
Kent - PaleNot Tried0
Magic Rock - CuriousNot Tried0
Magic Rock - RaptureNot Tried0
Magic Rock - Dark ArtsNot Tried0
Dark Star - RevelationNot Tried0
Fyne - Vital SparkNot Tried0
Marble - Ginger MarbleNot Tried0
Marble - Manchester BitterNot Tried0
Marble - PintNot Tried0
Kent - KGBNot Tried0
Redemption - TrinityNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Pica PicaNot Tried0
Siren Craft - 1/2 Mast, Quarter IPANot Tried0
Revolutions - Clash London PorterNot Tried0
Revolutions - ManifestoNot Tried0
Vibrant Forest - KaleidoscopeNot Tried0
Vibrant Forest - SummerlandsNot Tried0
Vibrant Forest - GyroscopeNot Tried0
Vibrant Forest - Kick-StartNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Summer's DayNot Tried0
Kent - Clerkenwell PaleNot Tried0
Vibrant Forest - Cambrian RootNot Tried0
Picture 1. Craft Beer Co., Brixton, Greater London
Picture 2. Craft Beer Co., Brixton, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

15 Aug 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Time for a quick one in here when I find I have a 30 minute wait for a train from Brixton to Bromley South.
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - The Hidden Colour4.20ExcellentA full-bodied, golden Pale Ale. Not over-hopped.
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Summer's Day4.30Not Tried
Kent - Clerkenwell Pale3.80Not Tried
Vibrant Forest - Cambrian Root5.10Not Tried
14 Jul 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening. I sat outside for a while, but the tables here receive a constant stream of beggars and, whilst sympathetic to their plight, it got too much for me and I moved inside.
Vibrant Forest - Mosaic5.00ExcellentAn excellent, golden, hoppy pint.
Vibrant Forest - Summit5.00AcceptableGolden, dry and hoppy. Something not quite right though.
Revolutions - Clash London Porter4.50Not Tried
Revolutions - Manifesto6.00Not Tried
Kent - Craft Pale 3.80Not Tried
Vibrant Forest - Kaleidoscope6.50Not Tried
Vibrant Forest - Summerlands3.50Not Tried
Vibrant Forest - Gyroscope8.50Not Tried
Vibrant Forest - Kick-Start5.70Not Tried
16 Oct 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Tonight sees the launch here of Brixton Brewery, with a ‘meet the brewer’ event at 8pm. Unsurprisingly, there is a big crowd in attendance. Three beers are available in cask form and the same three in bottles. Unfortunately the casks have been a little over-primed and are misbehaving a bit, so only two have been put on sale by the time I leave.
Brixton - Electric I.P.A.6.50ExcellentPoured from a bottle. A satisfying, smooth, strong IPA. A friend also tried the cask version and said it was just as excellent as the bottle.
Brixton - Reliance Pale Ale 4.20GoodA cloudy, amber colour. This is in the American Pale Ale style, with strong, fruity hop tastes.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild Raven6.60GoodBlack and strong, and I thought I was tasting aniseed from somewhere.
Brixton - Effra Ale 4.50AcceptablePoured from a bottle. A brown, fruity beer with some caramel flavours.
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
Kent - Pale4.00Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Pica Pica4.50Not Tried
Siren Craft - 1/2 Mast, Quarter IPA2.80Not Tried
27 Apr 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. 1st visit here - smaller than I expected. Packed, line glasses commendable, everyone (customers and staff) very polite.
Fyne - Avalanche4.50ExcellentExcellent dry tasting
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00ExcellentJust came on as I was leaving so I stayed
Fyne - Vital Spark4.40Not Tried
Marble - Ginger Marble4.50Not Tried
Marble - Manchester Bitter4.20Not Tried
Marble - Pint3.90Not Tried
Kent - KGB4.10Not Tried
03 Nov 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Quirky furniture but overall rather spartan I felt.
Kent - Craft Pale 3.80GoodGood hoppy pale ale with hints of citrus hop and a good fruity hop finish. My score 15/20.
28 Oct 2012 (Stephen Harris)
With the excellent Brixton Sunday Farmers Market in full swing outside it was no surprise that this pub was starting to fill at lunchtime. Yet another excellent addition to the London beer scene.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Thorny Goat6.00ExcellentA black porter with a tan head, this beer has a huge hit of roasted coffee beans. Brewed in collaboration with the Mountain Goat Brewery of Australia.
Magic Rock - Craft Magic3.20GoodOrangey/ gold in colour. A brave attempt to bring the fruity US Pale Ale style to a low alcohol format. Hazy and certainly hoppy, but not quite enough body I thought.
Otley - OG5.40Not Tried
Otley - O3 Boss4.40Not Tried
Dark Star - Partridge Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Kent - Pale4.00Not Tried
Magic Rock - Curious3.90Not Tried
Magic Rock - Rapture4.60Not Tried
Magic Rock - Dark Arts6.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Revelation5.70Not Tried

About the Craft Beer Co.

The pub sign. Craft Beer Co., Brixton, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Brixton, Greater London, SW9 8PD.

The fourth pub in the Craft/Cask chain, opening in September 2012. This is a small, street corner premises, very handy for Brixton tube and railway stations, and very much at the heart of the much-revived Brixton town centre. There is ‘industrial’ seating at ground floor level, more seats upstairs, and an extensive area of pavement seating. Ten handpumps, twenty keg taps on a huge arch above the bar counter and fridges full of bottles – definitely a destination pub. Lined glasses in use.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 38 different beers and tried 12 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SW9 8PD