Hotly tipped East London trio Deviant & Dandy are bringing fresh noise to the London brewing scene from their Hackney ex-garage with an exciting mashup of expert brewing and a fearless disregard for taking risks. Head brewer Darren Walker delivers master crafted recipes and has the kind of intense passion for making fantastic beer that you just can’t teach – a bona fide rockstar of the craft community.

Taking influence from the hard-hitting IPAs of the American West Coast, timeless European classics, and the contemporary madness of Scandinavian beer, the group prove they’re just as likely to honour tradition as they are to set fire to it and throw it out of a hotel window faster than you can say ‘Reinheitsgebot’.

Ever championing the symbiosis of music and beer, the team can often be found hosting DIY gigs out of the brewery warehouse, and regularly collaborate with New York hip-hop legends ‘Run The Jewels’ to produce beers which push against the boundaries of practicality and common sense, in pursuit of an almost anarchistic curiosity.

The Brewery

Located in a converted railway arch in the heart of Hackney Central, Deviant and Dandy is an independent East London micro-brewery committed to bold flavours and exciting recipes. We pride ourselves on taking inspiration from global brewing trends including the European tradition and American hop profiles, and over the last few years have expanded our operation to include a canning line, 10bbl capacity brew kit and a 2000 square foot taproom. 

We supply pubs, bars and bottle shops across London and beyond with our tasty range in both kegs and cans, and showcase the best of our beers at our very own taproom.

Our Beers

Our reliable and highly drinkable range of core beers provides the backdrop for more unusual flavours in our specials, as we travel around the world and through the seasons to create unique and exciting tastes. Head Brewer Darren Walker worked at Hackney Brewery for six years, creating several award winning beers during his time there before bringing his expertise to Deviant and Dandy. You can find out more about our core range and specials here (link to Beers section of website).

Our beers have been recognised with several accolades and awards, including at the SIBA Digital Beer Awards 2020.

Our raspberry gose ‘And The Beat Gose On’ won gold in the Regional South East category, with our IPA ‘Phantoms’ also scooping a silver.

We regularly collaborate with hip-hop legends Run the Jewels to create brews including Legend Has It and Sea Legs, with plans for more in the future. As their sole UK partner, our most recent release together was No Save Point, a blackberry sour IPA which celebrates Run the Jewels’ 2020 single of the same name.