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

‘Estate of Mind’ – Collaboration brew with Climpson and Sons

London coffee festival is just about a month away now and in our haste we forgot to mention we collaborated with East London based coffee roasters Climspon and Sons for a special brew.

We took their house blend of Ethiopian coffee beans, combined it with an American Cream Ale style beer with lactose and then nitro’d the whole brew for an amazing non-hop forward beer. The beer is available in limited supply at our taproom and at Climpsons coffee bar in Spitalfields market.

For more info on Climpsons coffee bar click here

Party Time!!

This is it!!! We’ve finally moved into our space in Hackney and have been building away for the last few months. Our kit arrived just before Xmas and we managed to brew there once before the end of the year. It’s going to be something new and special which we’re really excited for you to try and will introduce at our launch party.

That’s right it’s party time at Deviant & Dandy arches. Although we still got all sorts of things to get ready we want to invite you over to come and celebrate with us and have a peek at the brewery and taproom on January 26th.

There will be beer of course, lots of it and expect snacks, good vibes and an assortment of fellow deviants and dandy’s from across London.

Things will kick off at 7pm and go on until about midnight, so hope to see you all there.

HOW TO FIND US: We’re about 5min away from Hackney central station, just off Morning lane tucked away behind the big Tesco. Click here for a Google Maps link


We’re finally moving in

When about a year ago we were talking about starting a brewery we already had a very specific spot in Hackney eyed up. The plan at the time was to have our launch party at the beginning of July last summer.

Like many plans past and present though, that didn’t quite workout the way the way it was meant to. BUT, we’re now very excited to be able to announce we’ve finally got the keys to our own space.

Construction work has already started,  and our 10bbl kit which we got from Oban in Scotland is due to delivered in a few weeks time. Wahey!!!! It’s starting to feel a lot like x-mas and we can’t wait to get our mitts on our shiny oversized beer making machine. All things going well, we will have time to get one brew in before the end of the year.

Talking about beers, initially we’re going to focus on replenishing our stock of core range beers because we’re running really low. Then it will finally be time to start introducing some new beers, which you will be able to get first at our taproom. Watch this space for some hearty winter beers to pour down your gullet.

Speaking of taproom. That will open officially some time in the new year, but maybe sooner depending on how things go. We’ve also got a massive yard where we’re looking forward to hosting  hosting events and will be joined up by some of our Hackney friends to bring their most awesome food to enjoy with our beers. Plans are still loose for that, so get in touch if you think you’ve got something to bring to the table and reading this.

So where in Hackney is your brewery I hear you say? We’re going to be a few minutes walk from Hackney Central station on Nursery Road.  In good company too with the likes of Pressure Drop and St John of Hackney breweries just up the road.

That’s that for now and follow us on Instagram @deviantanddandy where we will be sharing the latest going-ons with opening the brewery

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

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