Author Archive for Dan

  1. From China to Burleigh, Craft Brewery Equipment Delivery & Setup

    If you’ve been following along our journey you’ll know we were building our craft beer brewery, on a tight budget, going directly to a Chinese manufacturer called Tiantai.

    In this post we will run through the process of getting it from China and installed in our brewery in Burleigh Heads.

  2. [PRESS RELEASE] Black Hops aiming to become Australia’s first brewery to launch via crowd funding

    Gold Coast trio Black Hops Brewing are aiming to become the first brewery in Australia to successfully launch via crowd funding, when they launch their Pozible campaign on 11 January 2016.

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. [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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.