Heineken has acquired a 100% stake in south London-based brewer Brixton Brewery for an undisclosed amount.

In 2017, Heineken invested in Brixton Brewery to acquire a minority stake in the company.

The investment enabled the London-based brewer to expand a second brewery site located close to the company’s first brewing facility.

Brixton Brewery founder Jez Galaun said: “When we look back over the past seven years, we honestly can’t believe how far we’ve come – from home brewing to starting a small brewery, to building a highly recognisable community-based brand, with a large new brewery and Tap Room. It makes us want to dream even bigger for the next seven.

“To realise our vision to give thirsty people everywhere a taste of Brixton, we’re today announcing that, following a successful three years’ working with HEINEKEN, we have agreed a deal that will see Heineken fully acquire Brixton Brewery.

“We will still manage the brewery and have creative control over the brand and the beers we brew. The partnership means we can lean on HEINEKEN’s expertise and routes to market, meaning more people across the UK can get a taste of Brixton.”

With a workforce of 25 members, Brixton Brewery is a London Living Wage employer, as well as a member of the Living Wage Foundation.

It also established several partnerships and collaborations with local organisations.

Heineken craft development director Jochen Van Esch said: “We are incredibly excited about the next chapter. Brixton Brewery will continue to operate as a separate entity.

“Our investment and support will mean the founders can stay in charge of the day-to-day management of the company and its creative direction, and we can help develop retail opportunities, support with supply chain expertise, and facilitate collaborations.”