OPERATION BREWERY S03E01 – Our Equipment Setup at Black Hops II

Dan Podcast

It’s been 2 years but our podcast on our journey building a brewery business is back for a 3rd season! Season 1 was about how we were going about building our first brewery, Season 2 focused on our efforts around quality and submitting to the AIBA Beer Awards. This Season is all about growth. Co-founder Dan is hosting the season …

Black Hops Moving to 16 Packs

Dan Design

We have decided to move all of our packaged beer into the 16 pack format. If you are interested in our decisions around this and how we’re going about it, feel free to read on. Background When we first put our beers into a packaged format, it was our Beach House in bottles back in 2015 for our original crowdfunding …

The First Black Hops Tap Blackout

Dan Events, Taproom

As the season changes and the cooler months are here, we decided it’s the perfect time to raise a glass and a toast to black and dark beers!  So on the 20th of July we bring you a dual Taproom Winter event. An entire Black Hops taproom line up of dark beers. Yep, 14 dark beers on one line-up, on …

Black Hops and Key Southport Venues Launch SouthPorter Beer

Dan Brewing, Events, Partnerships

Gold Coast independent craft brewery, Black Hops, recently crowned Champion Brewery at the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show Beer Awards, have been rapidly building their reputation as a quality brewer of experimental beers, making on average one unique new beer a week over the last 12 months. Sitting alongside their regular ‘core range’, available all year round, these creative …

Canning and packaging our beer – here’s how we do it

Govs About Black Hops, Brewing, Brewing business, Equipment

Canning and packaging are two of the most important aspects of our beer production process here at Black Hops. Our two breweries operate under different set-ups, with Burleigh HQ running both automated and manual set ups in tandem, while BHII in Biggera Waters runs with a more automated set-up. In this post we cover what we use for our canning …

Oysters, Aeroplane Jelly & Sponge Cake – Sounds like a fun beer event!

Dan Beer in cans, Craft beer, Events, Fresh beer

What do oysters, Aeroplane Jelly and sponge cake have in common? They are all great ingredients for beer! Well at least Gold Coast brewery Black Hops think so and are willing to prove it this Saturday 25 May. The Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular (GABS) is an annual festival (taking place in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney), for craft brewers from all …

2019 AIBA Award Results

Dan Beer awards

On Thursday 16 May we joined our craft beer industry friends at the annual Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA’s). We have attended the awards for the last 4 years thanks to our generous partners Cryer Malt and HopCo who have given us seats at their tables. This year it was a real thrill for the founders to take the brew …

We’re Hiring a Brewer!

Dan Uncategorized

About Black Hops Black Hops Brewing started as 3 mates making beer and sharing everything they learn along the way. In 2014, Dan, Eddie and Govs made their first beer, the Eggnog Stout, after discussing the concept at the pub. That led them to opening up a brewery and taproom in Burleigh Heads in 2016 and in March 2019 they …

Press Release: Black Hops Brewing Expanding Interstate In April

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Gold Coast, Australia – 25 March 2019 Gold Coast craft brewery Black Hops, Australia’s current AIBA Champion Small Brewery and 2019 RQFWS Champion Brewery, is set to expand into the NSW, Victorian and South Australian beer markets in April. The past 24 months have seen the fledgling craft brewery on a rapid growth curve, culminating in the launch of their …