Sandstone Brewery
The Team Meet the people behind the beer

Stuart Deeley - Dragon Lord (Head Brewer)


The 'Walter White' of the brewing world; a Chemical Engineer by trade Stuart spent over 30 years working in chemical and food manufacturing industries. He finally retired in 2013 to pursue his dream of creating the best beers in the world.




Alex Moore (Will) - Experimental Alchemist


Alex has been involved in with the pub trade for most of his adult life. He's also worked in it.


As part of Spirit Amber group he has worked in pubs across the North West and North East of England and knows a fair amount about the varying tastes across regions and even between pubs.


Driven by a passionate desire to brew his own recipes, Alex is incredibly enthusiastic when faced with bags of hops and other ingredients and gained the nom-de-brew of Experimental Alchemist after somebody left their cat nearby whilst he was brewing. Unfortunately we are now out of 'mittens ale' as the Dragons took quite a liking to it.




Matt Deeley - Apprentice Magician


Drawn to the company by the combined need for beer and money, Matt is the computer Brains behind the team.


The Dragons have given up trying to eat him despite the fact he holds no direct benefit for them (he very rarely actually makes the beer). This is mainly because, despite their best efforts, they can't help but succumb to instant onset narcolepsy every time they get near to him. Usually because he's waffling on about quad cores and hyper threaded doo dahs and gigabytes of RAM and offline backups and server... zzzzzzzzzzzz....


He has been seen to draw beer at events; occasionally selling it as well. His current pride and joy is an angram system set up in the utility room - creating a triangular route between lounge, loo and beer tap. Most recently he has installed himself as a permanent fixture at the Sandstone Inn, our public house, as resident Landlord. This has, of course meant he has even greater access to intoxicating fluids and now has very little idea what century we are in.


There is conjecture that Lazy Dragon is his favourite beer for the obvious reason - a rumour the he has strongly denied (he was drinking a pint of it at the time).


He has been given the title as apprentice magician because quite frankly no one is entirely sure how he does what he does. He clicks a few buttons, mumbles a few words (which won't be repeated here for fear of further attacks of narcolepsy) and out comes something that, well, frankly no one understands anyway, but it looks pretty. Sounds like Magic to us!