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

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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. 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 Awards Beer InCider …

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 …

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

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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. 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 Craft Beer Festival …

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. 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 Cent Brewery Tallboy …

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

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This week we have Stirling Howland, Brand Director and co-founder of Balter. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. 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 Podcast – Bede …

OPERATION BREWERY S03E03 – Beer Quality with Steve (Hendo) Hendersen

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This week Dan chats with Steve (Hendo) Henderson on the topic of beer quality. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Click here to access all episodes of the Operation Brewery Podcast. Mentions (in order) Black Hops Ambassadors Facebook Group Beer Cartel Industry Survey Revel Brewing Podcast Rockstar Brewing Beer30 Brewery Management Software AIBA Awards IBA Recall Guidelines Interview with Jamie …

OPERATION BREWERY S03E02 – Jamie Cook from Stone & Wood

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As promised on this season we will be bringing you interviews from other brewery owners and there are non better than Jamie Cook from Stone & Wood. Episode Mentions Here are the episode mentions in order of appearance in the show. Links will open in new window. Stone & Wood Matilda Bay Brewing CUB Little Creatures James Squires 2004 article …

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 …