A few months ago, beer sales gun Darren Kearns (Kearnsy) started working for us at Black Hops. If you aren’t familiar with the legend that is Kearnsy, please watch this video at once. Anyway once Kearnsy started, we made some serious changes to how we do sales at Black Hops (I’ll be writing about those changes soon). One of the biggest …
It’s been 3 years now since the concept of Black Hops was born, off the back of Eddie’s original idea to brew an Eggnog Stout. One thing we’ve learnt over the journey so far is that operating a brewery is an expensive business. In this post we go into detail about how we raised $400,000 in our latest investment round …
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.
Situation: Black Hops Brewing is located in Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast and is one of the latest craft breweries to hit South East Queensland. We are looking for an energetic, focused and motivated person to join our beer loving team on a casual basis to help pour beers at our taproom. The Mission: We are looking for someone …
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.
Equity crowdfunding is expected to be legal in Australia for Pty Ltd companies from 2018. Since it’s been legal overseas for a while, we thought it would be useful to look at some success stories from other breweries.
On the Black Hops blog, we like to tackle questions that we and other new breweries found it hard to find answers to when we started. Raising investment finance is one of the biggest examples of a topic like this. In this post we dig into all the options that we’ve either used or considered to help fund Black Hops.
In the final episode of this series we catch up with Hendo again and wrap up the AIBA awards and discuss our results and lessons learned.
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.
Find out which Black Hops beers took out top honours at this year’s Australian International Beer Awards (AIBAS).