Dalston Beer Day

It’s Dalston Beer Day at the 40ft brewery’s yard again, and this time around we’ve been invited to join the party. We will be bringing kegs of all of our beers, the best vibes and maybe something a little special. Join us and a selection of other excellent breweries at this free celebration of beer.

For more info click here and check the Facebook event

Saturday, the 23rd of September from 12:00–21:00

Bootyard, Abbott Street, E8 3DP London, United Kingdom

List of breweries
40FT Brewery
Vibrant Forest
Lost and Grounded

Dude looks like hazy

“I’ve never met an interesting person in my life who doesn’t drink…”

once said Australian comedian Jim Jeffries on one his stand-ups. Although we’re not fans of absolute statements like that he’s certainly right in some respect. A large chunk of the most interesting conversations and encounters we’ve had have been at a bar over a couple of beers.

That is how our head Deviant Byron Knight and Anthony Painter met and eventually our NEIPA came to life. So how did this all come about ? Well, Byron owns a bar called Off Broadway in Hackney where Anthony came to to celebrate finishing writing the Barack Obama biography: ‘Barack Obama: The Movement for Change’.

Anthony is an economist, a writer but was also the labour candidate for the EU parliament unfortunately losing to those numpties at UKIP. But more interestingly to us he is also an avid and talented home brewer. Anthony joined Deviant & Dandy at our lager sensory panel a few months back and brought along a NEIPA he had recently brewed. He’d clearly been honing his skills because Byron loved it so much he decided to collaborate with him and use his recipe for our latest beer.

‘Dude looks like a hazy’ which is available now on tap is Deviant & Dandy’s take on NEIPAS using Anthony’s recipe. Watch the video below where Byron and Anthony discuss the NEIPA recipe and how it all came together.

Prost 🍻

Introducing Trust Pale Ale

So it has been about a month or so now, but the first offspring of the Deviant & Dandy family is out and Trust me it was a long hard labour to get to this Pale Ale.  Trust is a beer that is almost a year in the making, and you would have thought that we would have planned everything out when it came to finally brewing it. In true startup fashion though, nothing ever goes to plan. So we struggled a bit and had to hustle hard on a number things to get this one out of the blocks. 
First we had to source all the ingredients, and as you’ll see and hear if you watch the video with Byron below there’s quite a mix in there. No smooth sailing there, but we got there. Problem solved.

Then we had to shop around to find a printer that could deliver our labels in the spec our creative genius Adam Pobiak had in mind. We like shiny things and didn’t want to hide the metallic surface of the cans with our labels, so Adam put together designs that let the can shine through and become part of the artwork. We love the result, so the hassle was totally worth it.

Lastly, canning. Now while we’re fully committed to cans (for now), we could have made our lives much easier by packaging our beers in glass bottles. As mentioned in our previous blog post we are gypsy brewing at the moment with the guys at Enefeld Brewery, and they have a top notch bottling station right there for the picking. What were we thinking!!!

I guess you could say we don’t like making things easy for ourselves, but really it’s more about going ahead with our vision when we started – which is to focus on cans as a format, for reasons we might outline in an upcoming blog post.

But hey, we got there in the end and we hope you will like it too. Now I will stop my ramblings about our ‘struggle’ and leave it to Byron our head Deviant to tell you more about what’s gone into it and what to expect when you crack one open.


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