We've been keeping a close eye (and palate) on Brick Brewery. When they started out in early 2014, the nook tucked underneath Peckham Rye station was pleasant enough (even perching on sacks of malt was a quaint touch), but the beer was inconsistent and sometimes downright iffy. What a difference 18 months makes; the brewers here are now crafting nectar to contend with the big boys on the nearby Bermondsey Mile.
Brick's cask, kegged and bottled treats include a ballsy Archway Steam (appropriate for the setting), the hop-stuffed Pioneer, and Peckham Pils — worth buying for the name alone. Our taste buds were bowled over too, by the special Kolsch and altbiers brewed especially for an Oktoberfest blowout. More derring-do like that, please Brick.
As for the brewery tap itself, that's now flooded out into the garden, with a scattering of wooden benches, and cameos from food pop-ups (including a pizza bus and a schnitzel truck). We assume in the chillier months you'll be able to sit inside among the mash tuns, or that otherwise the outdoor heating has some get-up-and-go. As you can see from the images, you won't get any hassle for taking the kids along on a Saturday afternoon either.
And finally, a round of applause to whoever sawed up a load of beer casks and converted them into urinals. Although here's hoping they haven't attempted something similar in the ladies.
Last updated November 2015