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Pale ale called ‘Prima Donna’ made from garden grown hops in London

“Brewed in South London for South Londoners.”

Hop plants were grown in gardens, parks, pots and community areas across South London

From Oct 2012’s debut as heard in a forum:

“I travelled to the far flung outposts of East Dulwich tonight to try out the Brixton Beer and it was well worth the trip. It had sold out in at least two pubs too. A success!”

“Prima Donna is a great pint, nice tart bitter.”

“Draft House told me it was the quickest selling pint they can remember – sold the whole barrel in less than 6 hours!”

“We’re thinking of experimenting with growing barley next year and doing a honey ale with Lambeth honey as well.”

Brixton Beer – harvest and drinking

Sept 26, 2012



The Brixton Beer project has been a delight to work on this year. As you can see on the map below we had hop plants growing in gardens, parks, pots and community areas across South London

The hops that were ready were picked and weighed, with crops ranging from a modest 30g to an enormous 1.4 kilos from a single plant. You can see Chris from the Secret Greenhouse‘s bumper crop below – incredible stuff!


Our friendly brewer and fellow hop grower Peter from the Florence let us throw our hops into the brew ourselves, and by all accounts a great evening was had by all ‘backstage’ at the microbrewery.

Read the complete article here.

See more about the beer here.