Archive for the ‘Craft beer’ category

  1. Xmas beer comp: Brew Eggnog Stout or Assault Trifle better than us and win cool shit (recipes included)

    With Xmas only 5 weeks away we got thinking, let’s share our 2 most Christmassy recipes and put out a bit of a challenge.

    Have a crack at brewing these 2 beers, send us a bottle and win some sweet prizes.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 […]

  5. [PRESS RELEASE] Sponge Cake in a Beer? Black Hops Brewing Launch Assault on GABS 2016

    On the rise Gold Coast trio Black Hops Brewing are set to launch an all out assault on this year’s Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular (GABS). And the not-so-secret weapon in their amber arsenal is a one of a kind beer brewed especially for the event, which they’ve christened Assault Trifle.

  6. Black Hops at Good Beer Week 2016

    We can’t wait for Good Beer Week to kick off in Melbourne. Here is a run down of the events we are involved in. If you are in town, hit us up for a beer! All week – Pint of Origin QLD at Fitzroy Pinnacle Pint of Origin is one of the great and enduring […]

  7. From China to Burleigh, Craft Brewery Equipment Delivery & Setup

    If you’ve been following along our journey you’ll know we were building our craft beer brewery, on a tight budget, going directly to a Chinese manufacturer called Tiantai.

    In this post we will run through the process of getting it from China and installed in our brewery in Burleigh Heads.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.