Archive for the ‘Brewing’ category

  1. India Pale Ale: the history and flavour of IPA’s

    India Pale Ales (aka IPA’s) are one of the most popular beer styles in craft beer circles. In this post we discuss the history of IPA’s, what gives them their unique flavour and walk you through the Black Hops range of seasonal IPA’s.

  2. Stout vs Porter: WTF is the difference?

    A question we often get asked is, WTF is the difference between a Porter and a Stout? So our head brewer, Govs, has had a shot at solving the riddle and explaining the difference between these two fine styles of ale.

  3. 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.

  4. What’s the deal with beer colour?

    Beer comes in various shades of amber, brown and black. In this post we look at the what gives each beer its own unique colour, and apply this to four of our favourite Black Hops beers.

  5. 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!

  6. Eggnog and Assault Trifle home brew competition winners announced

    In November 2016 we had an email come through asking for the recipe for our Eggnog Stout, as the fella was keen to home brew it for some family Xmas drinking. It got us thinking, we had on our hands 2 very traditional Xmas beers. Assault Trifle & Eggnog Stout. In a cunning attempt to […]