I’d been self-employed for almost 20 years as a management consultant working on large IT / business improvement projects, often away from home, and thought “Do I really want to do this for the rest of my life?”. 

I’d found the enjoyment had gone out of work and, having been diagnosed with cancer in 2017, I decided to focus on doing something I’ve loved for over 15 years, something that would also enable me to be (mostly) home with the family each night – brewing!

I was given the all clear health wise but, in June 2018, I had the bad news that my illness had returned.  I pushed on with the establishment of the brewery, finding premises and an all new but tiny half bbl kit, brewing when I felt up to it, slotted in around 5 months of (successful) treatment.  It was frustrating as it has delayed my plans, but I intended to push on in 2019 with the purchase of a 5BBL Brewhouse.

With regards to the name – I’m a huge music fan, particularly anything guitar based and the heavier the better.  As well as being a biblical sea beast, Leviathan is an album by a band I love, Mastodon. It seemed an appropriate way to combine two things I love, and the branding and imagery seems to work very well!

Chris Hodgetts


We're thrilled to announce our Tap Room will be opening on April 12th and we are now taking bookings.

For more information and to book a table, head to our EVENTS page www.leviathanbrewing.co.uk/events/