Author Archive for Dan

  1. 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.

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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.

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. India Pale Ale: the history and flavour of IPA’s

    India Pale Ales (aka IPA’s) are one of the most popular beer styles in craft beer circles. In this post we discuss the history of IPA’s, what gives them their unique flavour and walk you through the Black Hops range of seasonal IPA’s.

  7. Black Hops on a mission to find bar staff

    Situation: Black Hops Brewing is located in Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast and is one of the latest craft breweries to hit South East Queensland. We are looking for an energetic, focused and motivated person to join our beer loving team on a casual basis to help pour beers at our taproom. The Mission: […]

  8. Equity crowdfunding success stories in the beer brewing business

    Equity crowdfunding is expected to be legal in Australia for Pty Ltd companies from 2018. Since it’s been legal overseas for a while, we thought it would be useful to look at some success stories from other breweries.

  9. Brewery Finance – How we are going about raising money to build Black Hops

    On the Black Hops blog, we like to tackle questions that we and other new breweries found it hard to find answers to when we started. Raising investment finance is one of the biggest examples of a topic like this. In this post we dig into all the options that we’ve either used or considered to help fund Black Hops.

  10. OPERATION BREWERY S02E06 – Season Finale our AIBA Results

    In the final episode of this series we catch up with Hendo again and wrap up the AIBA awards and discuss our results and lessons learned.