Deviant & Dandy


Founders Byron Knight (The Deviant) and Ben Taub (The Fixer) are looking to plot the map to brewing glory. Having been around in the early days of the craft beer movement in the UK, it’s a passion that the founders of Deviant & Dandy could not shake. We love making beer and good vibes but most importantly sharing that beer and good vibes. Deviant & Dandy Brewery thinks that you can’t always drink just hoppy IPA and you shouldn’t define your life by just mild bitter ale.

We are modern people who choose to define who we are with every pint. We give our community the chance to express themselves with Dandy style beers like pale ales, brown bitters and lagers or Deviant styles like IPA, heritage rice APA, or sours. We make beers that suit our worlds ever-changing and schizo-frantic lifestyle. They speak to your inner voice and tell it to express itself loud and proud while also exploring new styles and flavours of beer.

We have our flagship brewery set up in our backyard of Hackney central in East London. Our taproom is now open at our brewery with a large courtyard, snugs in the railway arches and an ever-developing list of upcoming gigs and events. We develop our recipes and come up with new styles and names, so please join us on our adventure to a world full of Deviant & Dandy beer lovers.

The Team

The Fixer
Despite having no previous experience of working in the craft beer industry, Ben grew up in Belgium and Germany, arguably two of the biggest beer heritage countries - so he has been exposed to quality beer his whole life. What a sad day it was when he first moved to England pre-craft beer boom. Although quality beer is now more available in the UK it is still time to fix that age old problem, and what better way to do it than to take matters in your own hands.

Ben is an avid marketer and creative having run a digital and branding agency working across music, film, tech as well as the food and drinks industries.

Head Brewer
Paul's plan one day is to move back to Limerick and open up his own brew pub. In the meantime he's perfecting his recipes with Deviant & Dandy and taking in on all the wackiness that comes with it. Before joining us this year (2018), Paul was heading up the innovation brewery at Camden Town Brewery.

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