Author Archive for Dan
OPERATION BREWERY S02E01 – Making beer well with Hendo from BrewCult
Operation Brewery is back! If you missed last season, we focused on how we were going about building our brewery. It’s been 7 months since then and things are a bit different.
This season, Road to the AIBA’s will document our journey to improve the beer we make and work towards the big night for beer in Australia, the AIBA’s in May.
On episode 1 we catch up with good mate and beer legend Steve (Hendo) Henderson about what we have planned.
How to make sure you are drinking fresh beer
More often than not, the answer to drinking good beer, is drinking fresh beer. So in this blog post we discuss the 4 main factors that can cause good beer to go bad. We also give you a few pointers on what you can do to make sure the beer you buy tastes like it’s meant to.
Eggnog and Assault Trifle home brew competition winners announced
In November 2016 we had an email come through asking for the recipe for our Eggnog Stout, as the fella was keen to home brew it for some family Xmas drinking. It got us thinking, we had on our hands 2 very traditional Xmas beers. Assault Trifle & Eggnog Stout. In a cunning attempt to […]
Eddie’s dad’s home beer tap system will make you re-evaluate your life’s priorities
We all know, every man’s dream is to have cold fresh beer on tap in the comfort of his castle. Well some of us dream and some of us do. That’s what we love about Eddie’s dad Martin, he’s a doer. In this post, he takes us through his extremely boss system for drinking black hops beer on tap at home.
Xmas beer comp: Brew Eggnog Stout or Assault Trifle better than us and win cool shit (recipes included)
With Xmas only 5 weeks away we got thinking, let’s share our 2 most Christmassy recipes and put out a bit of a challenge.
Have a crack at brewing these 2 beers, send us a bottle and win some sweet prizes.
Craft beer prices: how much does beer cost to make?
We often get asked how much it costs to brew our beer, so in this post we go into all of the costs associated with making one of our most popular craft beers, Beach House.
What is Gypsy Brewing?
In this post we talk about gypsy or contract brewing, in particular what it is, how we made it work for Black Hops and factors to consider if you are looking at making the jump from home brewing to commercial brewing.
[PRESS RELEASE] Operation Brewery book launched: three guys’ journey from drinkers to brewery owners
This is a press release for the launch of our book Operation Brewery, which tells the story of our journey from craft beer drinkers to brewery owners.
Chinese commercial brewing equipment, six months on
Three months ago we opened the doors to Black Hops after a solid 12 months of planning and setup. Since our first brew on 18 June we’ve been brewing regularly on our commercial brewing equipment sourced from China. We cover the story of our startup and the equipment at great lengths in our upcoming book, Operation […]
Silver lining series 1: I Heart Lager collab with 4 Hearts Brewing
As per our motto of being ‘the least covert operation in brewing’, we want to share all of our brewing stories with you, both good and bad. Brews don’t always go according to plan, but as we’ve found out, sometimes this can be a good thing! We’ll be doing a series in the blog, on […]