Author Archive for Dan

  1. OPERATION BREWERY EP7 – Crowdfunding Black Hops (part 1 of 2)

    **Update, the Pozible campaign is live here!** Next week we will be launching our crowdfunding campaign via Pozible. We’ll be aiming to be the first Aussie brewery to launch via crowd funding. This week on the podcast we chat with Alan from Pozible, Khierstyn from Crowdfunding Uncut and we make final preparations for launch. Access the […]

  2. OPERATION BREWERY EP6 – Our design process for rebranding Black Hops

    In the podcast this week we take you through our process for re-branding Black Hops and interview our designer Matt Vergotis.

  3. OPERATION BREWERY EP5 – Ask us anything about the Call of Duty beer

    In the podcast this week we run through the story of how we brewed a beer for Call of Duty.

  4. [PRESS RELEASE] World’s first Call of Duty® Craft Beer Created by Black Hops Brewing

    World’s first Call of Duty® Craft Beer, Call of Duty: Black Hops III – Midnight Pale Ale, Created by Australian Craft Brewery Black Hops Brewing.

  5. Our visit to Tiantai (Jinan, China) to inspect our brewing equipment

    We recently returned from Jinan, China to inspect our brewing equipment.

    In this post we run through a detailed account of events and what you need to know before buying brewing equipment from China.

  6. The pitch deck that we used to raise over $100,000

    In this post we give you a copy of the pitch deck we used to raise money to build our brewery. We also detail the purpose of each slide and what we talked about for each. You can use this as a resource for your own pitch deck, and even download it and use it as a starting point.

  7. OPERATION BREWERY EP4 – What beer should we brew? Black Hops hits the streets

    In the podcast this week we hit the streets of the Gold Coast to find out what beer is selling well to help us arrive at a core range of beers. We also provide an update on how things are going with our plans to build a brewery.

  8. How to make a Jockey Box (portable 4-tap bar system) for under $1,000

    In this post we step you through the exact process we used to make a 4 tap portable beer system (jockey box) for under $1,000.

  9. OPERATION BREWERY EP3 – Interview with Steve Baxter from Shark Tank

    This week something a little bit different. We had the opportunity to chat with Steve Baxter from Shark Tank about the craft beer industry in Australia so we decided to release it as this week’s episode. Please let us know in the comments what you think. Thanks so far to everyone who has left us […]

  10. OPERATION BREWERY EP2 – We have ordered our brewery equipment! This is how it went down

    Our podcast Operation Brewery documents us going from home brew to brewery in 2015. If you missed episode 1, check it out here and listen in as we raise the funds required to build our Gold Coast brewery. In episode 2, we talk equipment. Mentions TianTai 4 Hearts Cavalier Brew-tek Coda Brewing Bionic Brew