Author Archive for Dan
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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
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 […]
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!
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.
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.