Behemoth Brewing Company is the brainchild of Andrew Childs, who quips, “We’re not just here to fornicate with arachnids. we’re here to make bigger tasting beer!” And that he does… With many of his beers winning awards. His first success was winning a home brew competition by creating the most Wellington beer possible, and since then he has progressed from that to having now made around eighty beers, all in just four and a half years.
Always trying new things, Andrew shows his cheeky side by taking a spin on political incorrectness with the names of his beers, like “Dump the Trump”, “In Ya Face” and “Impeachment”.
Here are the Behemoth Brewing Company’s latest offerings.
Hoptoberfest – A hazy German hopped IPA at 6.2% with a lemony pilsner-like aroma. Sharp, grapefruit-like hops, lifted by wheat malts giving a very pleasant cript tang. Don’t be put off by the New England IPA-like haze, as it’s probably due to the wheat malts. Deliciously different and gives very pleasant hop burps.
Notella Chocolate Hazelnut Porter 7.1% – Nutty cocoa aroma tasting of hazelnuts, chocolate yogurt and toast with a sweetish finish. Strangely compelling.
Billion Dollar Grapefruit IPA 7% – As expected, an aroma of (you guessed it) grapefruit. I have no idea what a billion dollars tastes like but this did indeed taste like grapefruit, with a bit of orange and other zestery pokery thrown in. Good body with a sweetish finish. Note to self… Have a taste-off between this BDG and the world famous Sculpin Grapefruit as the BDG may just be a bit better.
Tropical Mofo Fruit Salad 5.2% – Smells like pineapples, but tastes like a fruit salad with lots of bitter melon, passionfruit and pineapple pieces. If you want a go-to beer, go to this, a mofo-ing lot of flavour for only 5.2%.
Rock on down to Fresh Choice Nelson for your Behemoth Brewing Company beers!
Thanks to our Guest Blogger and beer aficionado… Denis “the man” Cooper!