Black Hops Launches SMaSHed Avocado Beer

Dan Beer and food, Brewing

Gold Coast independent craft brewery, Black Hops, have brewed a beer using Avocado from one of their customers’ farms. The beer has been brewed as a single malt and single hop (referred to as SMASH) ale, using Barrett Burston Border Malt and citra hops, as well as coriander, lime juice, chilli and of course smashed avocado – 17 kilograms of …

Pink Mist and G.O.A.T. Go Gold At The Indie Awards

Dan Beer awards, Events

On Wednesday, 4 September a Black Hops contingent headed down to Melbourne for the seventh annual BrewCon and Trade Expo, which culminated at The Independent Beer Awards (aka ‘The Indies’). This was our first time attending both the Expo and the Awards Night. During the day of the conference it was good to mingle with our independent brewing colleagues from …

S03E07 – Brewery Finance and Crowdfunding – Matt from Birchal, Jason from Astute Financial

Dan Podcast

This week on the podcast I chat to Jason Garner from Astute Finance and Matt Vitale from Birchal on the topic of brewery finance and crowdfunding. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Android. Click here to access all episodes of the Operation Brewery Podcast. Mentions Jason Garner from Astute Financial Matt Vitale from Birchal BrewCon Indies Awards Beeries …

Sour Beers And How We Brew Them

Govs Brewing, Craft beer, Styles of beer

Although they’ve been around for centuries, one of the newer (and very different) styles of beer currently gaining popularity among Australian craft beer drinkers are what’s known as Sours. As the name implies, these beers are brewed intentionally acidic, tart or sour due to the use of wild yeast and/or bacteria strains. Some Sour styles, such as Gose are also …

We’re Hiring a Canning Line Supervisor

Dan Uncategorized

We have two breweries on the Gold Coast, one in Burleigh Heads (HQ) and one in Biggera Waters (BHII), both with their own canning lines. We currently package between 3-5 days per week across both sites and are looking for someone to join our epic team to organise and supervise the Canning Line Crew on packaging days and get organised …

S03E06 – Behind The Scenes at Black Hops with Leah Spong The Chair Force Queen

Dan Podcast

This week on the podcast I chat to Leah Spong, the manager of the back-office at Black Hops (The Chair Force). Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Android. Click here to access all episodes of the Operation Brewery Podcast. Mentions Stone & Wood Backyard Invitational Indies Awards BrewCon Crafted Gold Coast Craft Beer & Cider Festival Sunshine Coast …

S03E05 – Lukey & Smokey from Currumbin Valley Brewing

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This week we have Lukey and Smokey from Currumbin Valley Brewing. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Android. Click here to access all episodes of the Operation Brewery Podcast. Currumbin Valley Brewing Black Hops Facebook Group (to ask questions of guests) Beeries Awards Niall’s and Ali’s nomination – Vote here Gold Club meetup at Burleigh Brewing ZePickle 7 …

We’re Hiring Casual Taproom Beertenders!

Dan Hiring, Taproom

We have two breweries and Taprooms on the Gold Coast, one in Burleigh Heads (HQ) and one in Biggera Waters (BHII), both of which are world class venues where our team offer exceptional service and hospitality to our customers. Our Taprooms are incredibly important to us. They are where most of our top customers get to experience Black Hops for …

S03E04: Stirling Howland of Balter – World Class Brands Don’t Happen By Accident

Dan Podcast

This week we have Stirling Howland, Brand Director and co-founder of Balter. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Android. Click here to access all episodes of the Operation Brewery Podcast. Key Mentions in the episode: Balter Brewing Beer Healer Podcast Founding team: Josh Kerr, Bede Durbidge, Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, Sean Ronin, Ant McDonald, Scotty Hargrave Beer Healer …