Founded in 2013 Behemoth Brewing Company was born out of winning a homebrew competition (Wellington In A Pint) and a passion for great beer. Over tasting trays of the Tuatara range back at the original Malthouse in Wellington, ideas brewed but it wasn’t until a move to Auckland that these ideas started to become beer.
Contract brewers from the start, Behemoth’s first solo commercial brew was done at the Twisted Hop, with big thanks to Martin and Lisa Bennett for helping so much at the early stages. We have brewed our beers at quite a few different places over the last few years, places including The Twisted Hop, The Beer Fountain (Hallertau/Liberty), Kereru, Black Sands, Stainless Brewing, Deep Creek, 8 Wired, B Studio, Steam Brewing and are now brewing our beers in our own brewery on Dominion Road in Auckland's Mt Eden! There are some big shoes to fill as we get used to our own kit, and we sure wouldn't be where we are without our contract partners' examples.
Over the last 8 years Behemoth has made over 300 unique beers (this number grows weekly); many of those having been small-batch, one-offs. Behemoth always loves trying new things and making bigger tasting beers. This is why we, the Behemoth family, aim to create a hospitable community through the enjoyment of bigger tasting beers. Beers that are big, on flavour and fun, but also on making people smile or have a laugh with our mascot, Churly, and his varied attire.
After a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2019 & 2020, Behemoth moved into their "forever home". With the help of 700+ Chur-holders, a brewpub (Churly's) & production brewery now sits on the corner of Dominion Road and Charles Street. With 24 taps there's plenty of space for trying our most recent brew!
It has been a crazy few years (now up to a team of forty!) and we feel so lucky to be able to produce beers that people love to drink. Behemoth will always be coming up with new and interesting beers for you to enjoy. So look out for us, we will likely have something that is fun and tasty.