Author Archive for Dan

  1. OPERATION BREWERY EP1 – Listen to us attempt to raise money to build a brewery

    This week we are stoked to announce the release of our new podcast, Operation Brewery. The show will be a 10 part series that takes you into our world as we work on opening the Black Hops Brewery and Cellar Door on the Gold Coast, Australia. In episode 1 we take you inside our investor meetings […]

  2. Gold Coast brewery plans, 13th at GABS! – June 2015 update

    We’ve been busy making plans to open our brewery on the Gold Coast by the end of 2015.

    Here is an update on everything that’s happened in the last few months, including an epic GABS result!

  3. Our plans to open the Black Hops brewery on the Gold Coast in 2015

    After a quick start last year with our Eggnog Stout release and launch, we set a big goal for 2015 to open a physical brewery. We’ll be releasing an update each month with our progress.

    Here are all the details on what we are planning and the progress so far.

  4. How to brew all grain beer at a non all grain brewery

    In our last post, I mentioned the 4 events we’ll be sending beer to (and attending) at Brewsvegas. We committed to all of these events a while ago but we still had one problem to solve. We don’t have a brewery.

    In this post I’ll run through how we ended up brewing 4 all grain brews at a non all grain brewery.

  5. Brewsvegas here we come (where to drink Black Hops)

    In case you missed it, Brewsvegas was announced this week. We are stoked to be sending Black Hops beer to 4 events.

    Here are all the details for the events we’ll be at. See you there.

  6. Lessons learnt brewing 10 pilot batches of craft beer

    We like brewing pilot batches before committing to a full commercial release. So much so, that we’ve brewed 10 pilots to 1 commercial release!

    Some have worked out almost exactly as we wanted first go, and some haven’t. Here are our lessons learnt so far.

  7. How to brew a stout

    It has been 2 months since we brewed our first commercially available beer; the Eggnog Stout and we are pumped with how it has been received.

    We’ve had a number of people ask us for more info on the process, so I thought I would go in to more detail in this post about how to brew a stout.

  8. How to make craft beer tap decals and keg collars on the cheap

    Brewing beer isn’t all glamourous. There’s another side of getting your beer into bars that needs to be considered and that’s cutting out lots of circles.

    In this post, we run through how to make great looking tap decals and keg collars on a shoestring budget.

  9. How to make commercial beer (our first batch of Eggnog stout)

    In this post we run through the detailed process of how we have made our first commercial beer.

    We cover everything from yeast prep, to milling the grain, all the way through to kegging and choosing our launch venue.

  10. Black Hops launch – Sunday 2 November Hoo Ha Bar Brisbane

    We are excited to announce our launch this coming Sunday 2 November 2014 at Hoo Ha Bar in Southbank.

    Our first beer the Eggnog stout is ready to go and will be pouring alongside 3 other local brewers from 3pm.