Author Archive for Dan

  1. Mission to Melbourne: a wrap up of our AIBA’s/GABS trip

    Find out what went down when Black Hops founders Eddie, Govs and Dan headed down to Melbourne for the AIBA/GABS doubleheader Awards Nights recently.

  2. 2018 AIBAs – Champion Australian Small Brewery

    We are still revelling in the high of last weeks’ results at the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA’s) where Black Hops Brewery received the trophy for the Australian Champion Small Brewery. In this post we wanted to thank a few people and give a bit of a backstory on what our results mean to us. 

  3. America Trip Wrap Up – 9 things that stood out about the U.S. Craft Beer scene

    We had a ball checking out the American craft beer scene recently. Here’s 9 things that really stood out for us while we were there.

  4. Recon Roundup: The next 6 beers from our pilot system

    Recon Series is the name we’ve given to our limited run beers from our pilot system at Black Hops. In this post we’ll run through the current and upcoming Recon Series beers. All of these will be available on tap at the brewery now or in the next few weeks.

  5. Water chemistry: the science of brewing an epic beer

    The words ‘water chemistry’ are probably not the first thing that most people associate with brewing great beer. But without the correct water chemistry balance of salts, ions and minerals during the brewing process, your beer won’t be what it should be.

  6. Recon Series: small batch creative brewing

    Black Hops has always prided itself on pushing the boundaries when it comes to creative beers. In this article we’ll go through how we are approaching brewing some of our more interesting beers.

  7. We’re Hiring! Black Hops is seeking a Brewer to join our team

    Situation: Black Hops is seeking to acquire a brewer to join their special operations team at their Burleigh Heads base “HQ” Mission: The successful recruit will possess the ability to think quickly on their feet, adapt to new surroundings and challenges and have an insatiable love for all things beer. To be eligible you must […]

  8. We’re Hiring! Black Hops need your help getting our beer to the people (Delivery driver/all rounder)

    Black Hops Brewing is located in Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast, Queensland. We are looking for an energetic, focused and motivated person to join our beer loving team on a full time basis with the very important job of getting our beer to the people.

  9. Step by Step: How we Built our Craft Beer Point of Sale Displays

    A few months ago, beer sales gun Darren Kearns (Kearnsy) started working for us at Black Hops. If you aren’t familiar with the legend that is Kearnsy, please watch this video at once. Anyway once Kearnsy started, we made some serious changes to how we do sales at Black Hops (I’ll be writing about those changes […]

  10. How we raised $400,000 in under a week to fund the Black Hops brewery expansion

    It’s been 3 years now since the concept of Black Hops was born, off the back of Eddie’s original idea to brew an Eggnog Stout. One thing we’ve learnt over the journey so far is that operating a brewery is an expensive business. In this post we go into detail about how we raised $400,000 […]