Archive for the ‘Brewing business’ category

  1. 2018 AIBAs – Champion Australian Small Brewery

    We are still revelling in the high of last weeks’ results at the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA’s) where Black Hops Brewery received the trophy for the Australian Champion Small Brewery. In this post we wanted to thank a few people and give a bit of a backstory on what our results mean to us. 

  2. Water chemistry: the science of brewing an epic beer

    The words ‘water chemistry’ are probably not the first thing that most people associate with brewing great beer. But without the correct water chemistry balance of salts, ions and minerals during the brewing process, your beer won’t be what it should be.

  3. Recon Series: small batch creative brewing

    Black Hops has always prided itself on pushing the boundaries when it comes to creative beers. In this article we’ll go through how we are approaching brewing some of our more interesting beers.

  4. How we raised $400,000 in under a week to fund the Black Hops brewery expansion

    It’s been 3 years now since the concept of Black Hops was born, off the back of Eddie’s original idea to brew an Eggnog Stout. One thing we’ve learnt over the journey so far is that operating a brewery is an expensive business. In this post we go into detail about how we raised $400,000 […]

  5. Equity crowdfunding success stories in the beer brewing business

    Equity crowdfunding is expected to be legal in Australia for Pty Ltd companies from 2018. Since it’s been legal overseas for a while, we thought it would be useful to look at some success stories from other breweries.

  6. Brewery Finance – How we are going about raising money to build Black Hops

    On the Black Hops blog, we like to tackle questions that we and other new breweries found it hard to find answers to when we started. Raising investment finance is one of the biggest examples of a topic like this. In this post we dig into all the options that we’ve either used or considered to help fund Black Hops.

  7. Why we put Black Hops beer in cans

    Here at Black Hops we’ve recently made the switch to selling our beer in cans. In this post we look at why we’ve gone down this road, and why cans are just as good as bottles when it comes to beer.

  8. 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..

  9. 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!

  10. 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.