Deviant & Dandy


It’s going to be a difficult time for small and independent businesses like ours. With the closure of pubs and our taproom, keg sales have dwindled. So we’re banking on shifting some of the cans we have in stock delivered directly to you to make up for some of the shortfall we will be experiencing and keep us afloat.

To that end, we’ve updated our online shop to include six-packs, twelve-packs of our core range and specials with a 10% discount applied + an additional 10% off everything we have in stock including our t-shirts with the code ‘SUPPORTCRAFTBEER’. We deliver nationwide so long as our couriers are still operational (which thankfully they are), and you will generally get your items within 48 hours. We can’t guarantee this as deliveries will most inevitably get affected, but for the moment they are still running well.


We’re also offering a click and collect service from our taproom in Hackney, and working with our neighbours like Brew Club where you’ll be able to come and pick beers from. We’ll message you after you place your order to organise a pickup if you’re local.

Thanks for the support and stay safe everyone,

Ben, Darren and Joey at Deviant & Dandy

Loca Lola – Cherry Cola Sour

As we reach the end of the year we were scratching our heads a bit about what kind of a special we could release for the festive season. Seeing as no one at the brewery is really into Christmas Ales, and we already had a couple of stouts on the go we had to think a bit out of the box.

Ever since Darren joined us about 3 months ago, he’d been banging on about making a sour cherry cola candy inspired beer. Back when we were kids we went crazy for those sour face-contorting cherry cola sweets. Darren’s idea was to bring that back but in the form of a sour beer.

Now what would a Cherry Cola Sour beer have to do with Christmas ? Well we read somewhere that Coca Cola was responsible for the modern depiction of the red and white Santa we’ve all grown up with. If this entirely true or not we don’t know, we just needed some kind of reason to make that beer. A bit far fetched ? Maybe, but hey f**k it it’s here now…

Loca Lola is a fruity and tangy kettle sour full of flavours and aromas of cherries, citrus zest, cola and spices. Not quite as sour as the sweets, but with enough zing to stimulate those taste buds after one too many dark beers.

You can get cans of ‘Loca Lola’ right now from our online store

Summer Yarden Party / Craft Beer Fest

So we thought it would be fun to invite a few breweries to our yard in Bohemia Place for a mini-beer fest and day-time party. The more beer the better right?

The breweries joining us represent a mix of neighbours and friends we’ve made since we set up Deviant & Dandy about a year and a half ago. Expect beers from the likes of:

Neckstamper Brewing
Old Street Brewery
Gorgeous Brewery
Forest Road Brewing Company
Hackney Church Brew Co.
ORA Brewing

We will be kicking things off from 12pm on Saturday August 3rd and running until 11pm, so plenty of time to come and sample some locally brewed craft beers, chat with us brewers, and share your ideas of what styles of beers you would like to see us make next.

Also expect some music, a food truck and other activities. Full list of the beers we will be pouring will be posted on this event nearer the time.

RSVP below

Team Deviant & Dandy + Friends

We’re still hiring!!

New year, new job opportunity!!

At the end of this coming January we will have been in our brewery in Hackney for just about a year, and to continue growing we need someone to lend us a hand with sales and generally spread the good word about what we’re doing.

So if you have experience of working in a sales capacity in the beer or drinks industry, and you’re enthusiastic, highly organised, motivated and last but not least have a passion for craft beer then get in touch.

Please send CVs with a cover letter to

Key duties include: 

– research and identify new account opportunities  
– be a champion for Deviant & Dandy beers, actively winning new sales accounts 
– contacting new accounts and meeting potential accounts in person 
– meeting sales growth targets 
– manage accounts regularly, by phone and in person 
– communicating new product launches to your customer accounts 
– identify and help implement staff training & awareness at key accounts
– create sales reports


Deviant & Dandy

Green Hop & Bay Ale

We had no plans to make a green hop ale but when we got a nudge from the head grower at Growing Communities looking to donate fresh hops we just couldn’t say no.

The hops grew on top of a bay leaf tree in the garden of an urban market in Hackney, just up the road from the brewery. We use hops from all over the world, but this is the first time we’re using hops grown right on our doorstep.

Our green hop and bay ale, is a light and refreshing golden ale brewed with fresh Cascade hops and infused with bay leaf. The fresh aromas of green hops, citrus and bay leaf are supported by a beautiful golden ale subtle malt body. We can’t wait for you to try it.

Pop down to the taproom to give it a try with us this Friday 26th of October.

~ Deviant & Dandy

Monkey Wrench – IPA

Monkey Wrench /ˈmʌŋki rɛn(t)ʃ / – An act of sabotage, especially as a form of protest.

We’ve been perfecting our IPA over the last few batches and we’re now happy enough with the recipe that we’ve decided to add it to our core range of beers. Introducing ‘Monkey Wrench’, a 6.2% IPA combining the best aspects of both new england IPA and old school East coast. This IPA will blow you away with its mango/berry hop punch without losing all the clarity and gentle malt character of a balanced old scool IPA.

Monkey Wrench has been bittered with Magnum and Simcoe, fermented with Centennial, and to finish off double dry-hopped with Simcoe Lupulin power, Motueka, El Dorado and Citra Hops.

Monkey Wrench will be available in 330ml cans and kegs from September 12th. Now get that monkey of your back, and let’s go bananas!

~ Deviant & Dandy

Köl-Aid collaboration brew with Laine Brewery

Who’s been drinking all the Köl-aid? Well, maybe you can help us with that as we’re happy to announce we’ve linked up with Laine Brewery for the release of a one-off collaboration beer. Köl-aid is a 5.2% medium bodied Kölsch-style lager with a crisp finish that comes with a punchy aroma of melon, red berries, and a subtle hint of banana and pineapple. 


German (Perle and Huell melon)
American (Bru-1)
New Zealand (Rakau)
Aussie (Enigma)


FükWit – Belgian Wit

‘FükWit’ is a cool and refreshing Belgian Wit beer loaded with huell melon hops at the end of the boil to complement the black pepper with hints of strawberry and melon.  We brewed this one right in time for the summer and through pure chance it coincided with the visit to our city of arguably the most ‘popular’ fükwit in recent history.

This isn’t a beer brewed in protest though and unlike the high profile person visiting London (which we won’t name), our beer isn’t tasteless and is to be enjoyed by everyone no matter which country, race, beliefs or gender orientation you might have.

So there you have it: Less hate, more Wit ? Now isn’t that a beautiful message.

Snoochie Boochies. 🤙

~ Team Deviant & Dandy

‘Legend Has it’ – Collaboration with Run The Jewels

It’s with great honour and joy we can announce that our next beer is a collaboration brew with US hiphop duo Run The Jewels.

To say we’re excited is a HUGE understatement!! Legend Has It’ is an American style lager inspired by the enticing aromas of the ‘devil’s lettuce’. It will be released in a limited run next Saturday (30/06) to coincide with their show in Finsbury Park, London.

You can pre-order cans now from our online store. Cans will be shipping from the 30th.


Drafthouse ‘The Queen Charlotte’ tap Takeover

Wednesday May 23rd we will be taking over the taps at Drafthouse Charlotte street starting from 6pm. It’s a good opportunity to sample a selection of our beers if the site of East London gives you shivers, and to meet Paul our new head brewer and the team.

Beers on tap will be Steve, Trust, Strange Brew and CCP.

Draft House Charlotte
43 Goodge Street

For more details on Drafthouse Charlotte street opening times and how to get there follow this link

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