Archive for the ‘Brewing business’ category
Lessons learned opening our brewery business
Since we put our love of beer to the ultimate test and opened our own brewery, Black Hops, we’ve learned a lot of important lessons. In this blog post we go into some of the top ones, some positive, and some not so. To find out more read on..
Don’t ask for craft: how you can drive beer choice at your local
Those of us who love quality beer can often be limited for choice when it comes to drinking our favourites when we’re out. So how can you, as a beer loving consumer, influence what type of beer gets served at your local? Well one way is by not asking for ‘craft beer’ at all!
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.
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.
How we come up with the styles and names of Black Hops Beers
We often get asked how we came up with the ideas and recipes for Black Hops beer. In this post we go into how we settled on our range of beers and what the names of the beers mean.
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.
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 […]
OPERATION BREWERY EP8 – How much does it cost to build a brewery (part 2 of 2)
In our last episode, we covered our plans to raise money via crowdfunding for our brewery. This episode, after a successful campaign raising $17,800 we regroup and discuss all of the other financial considerations for building a brewery. We go down into fine detail of how much it’s costing, how much we’ve spent so far and where to from here.
[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.