Our First Truly Wild Fermented Beer, Made by the Creek in the Gold Coast Hinterland

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If you’ve followed our story recently you may know that Black Hops founders Govs, Eddie and myself recently went off the beaten track on an overnight, ‘not so covert’ mission to brew a wild fermented ale. With the pending launch of our AWOL barrel aged beer brand and taproom, we wanted to tap into an ancient brewing technique known as …

Our 2021 Royal Qld Food & Wine Show Beer Awards Results

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On 3 March a Black Hops contingent headed up to the Royal Brisbane Showgrounds for the Royal Qld Food & Wine Show (RQFWS) Beer Awards. These annual awards allow breweries from all over Australia to showcase their beers and gain valuable feedback leading into the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBAs) in May. Having performed strongly at these awards previously we …

Water Chemistry Part 2: Maintaining Consistency Across Our 3 Breweries

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Back in 2018 we wrote a blog post called Water Chemistry: The Science of Brewing an Epic Beer, where we talked about the importance of water in the brewing process. Despite being plain on the eye and palate, water is actually a complex chemical beast, consisting of salts, ions and minerals, that must be analysed and tweaked during the brewing …

Why You Should Drink Hoppy Beer Fresh

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When it comes to craft beer, the saying ‘drink fresh’ is a good adage to drink by. And this is especially the case when it comes to beers that contain a strong hops flavour profile, such as Pale Ale’s, Hazy’s & IPA’s. Previously on the blog we’ve published an article called ‘How To Make Sure You Are Drinking The Freshest …

Semi-Pro Brewing Co. sells to Black Hops Brewing

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After knowing each other for years and many beer-fuelled nights together, Black Hops Brewing is putting a ring on Semi-Pro Brewing Co. and making the relationship official, giving one of South East Queensland’s favourite independent breweries a Brisbane home. From 26 October, Semi-Pro Brewing’s 10 hl production space and 100-seater taproom in East Brisbane will become Black Hops Brewing’s Brisbane …

How We’ve Moved to a More Environmentally Friendly Online Packaging Process

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Packaging and distribution is the final phase of our beer production process, following on from the brewing and cellaring phases. Previously on the blog we’ve gone into detail on our canning and packaging processes: In this post we covered off what we use for our canning and packaging solutions and how they operate across both our sites. And in this …