Winner of the IPA category at the 2021 Brewers Guild Awards.  Behemoth founder Andrew Childs wanted to return to a more expressive old-school malt base with this beer, while still showing off the brewery’s flair for modern hop varieties.  Interestingly, those varieties are sourced from not just the US but Australia and NZ too, making it a more international IPA than most.  Full bodied with a big malty chew at first, a breadth of drying hop flavours begins to emerge.  Strongly dominant American pine, with some drier Aussie grassiness and New Zealand tropicals follow.  The bitterness builds into the finish, ending up firmly in charge.  A classic old school IPA for classic old school IPA drinkers.

Diary of a Hop Farmer: Surviving winter

In the second part of his Diary of a Hop Farmer, Josh Lewis details how life plays out on a hop farm during winter.

Monkfish New venture for Hargreaves

If you’re a craft beer fan in Wellington there’s a high chance you’ve been handed a pint by Dan Hargreaves.

What not to say at a beer festival

So you’re going to a beer festival and are worried about saying the wrong thing. Don’t be!

Brothers Beer Welcome to Cryoville IPA

The can art of Brothers Beer Welcome to Cryoville, a Cryo Hop Hazy IPA, is giving off big Sims energy… does anyone still play The Sims?

Dusty’s Beers of Instagram

Instagrammer Dusty trains his lens on a selection of different IPAs, from cold, to red, to black to hazy.

Trans-Tasman Blind Date Beers

Like any good business idea, the concept of a Tinder-style hook-up of trans-Tasman brewers for a special box of beer came from being stymied on another project.