Black Hops Recognised As One Of Australia’s Fastest Growing Companies

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For the past 31 years respected business publication The Australian Financial Review (AFR) have published their Fast 100 and Fast Starters lists, in recognition of the fastest growing businesses and start ups in Australia over the previous 12 months. This was our first year of being eligible for the Fast 100 list, so we were stoked to be recognised as …

Taking Murder Hornet To The Can Design Awards

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The GABS Can Design Awards, now into their second year, are held in recognition of the fine art of designing a killer craft beer can. At last year’s inaugural event we were stoked to make the list of finalists with our limited release Moondancer Hazy IPA, with can designer Troy creating a new character, affectionately dubbed ‘Hop Man’, dancing around …

Home Guard Incoming: Black Hops Beer Club Has Landed

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On Friday, 15 October we officially launched Home Guard, an exclusive beer club for lovers of fresh and limited release Black Hops Beers. The concept ties in with our bi-monthly limited release beers, which this year has seen us put out limited batches of previous favourites such as Super G.O.A.T., Neverland and Caribbean Haze, as well as new releases like …

How to value a brewery

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On this blog we like to try to answer the biggest questions that brewery owners have, because when we started out we found it hard to find answers to these things. One of the biggest ones was how to value a brewery. We literally had no idea. And because equity crowdfunding wasn’t a thing in Australia, people had no access …

The First Black Hops Beers We Ever Brewed: Beers 13 to 20

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Recently on the blog we’ve been looking back on the beginnings of our brewing journey, when Govs, Eddie and myself were coming up with beers all the while planting the seeds for the launch of our first brewery in Burleigh Heads. In part one of our early beers series we reminisced on the beginnings of the beer that started it …

Black Hops At The Kokoda Challenge 2021

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On Saturday, 17 July eleven fearless Black Hops foot soldiers accepted the daunting mission of completing the Kokoda Challenge, taking on a 48 kilometre test of endurance and resilience across 15 hours through the Gold Coast hinterland. The event is held annually to honour the Australian diggers who fought in 1942 along the arduous Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea …

Our Beer Sensory Program in 2021

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One of the greatest challenges when it comes to brewing beer at large volumes is ensuring that it maintains a consistent level of quality every time it leaves your brewery and enters the marketplace. As well as our strictly controlled brewing processes and a robust quality lab set up, another way to ensure that we get this right is by …