The First Black Hops Beers We Ever Brewed: Beers 13 to 20

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Recently on the blog we’ve been looking back on the beginnings of our brewing journey, when Govs, Eddie and myself were coming up with beers all the while planting the seeds for the launch of our first brewery in Burleigh Heads. In part one of our early beers series we reminisced on the beginnings of the beer that started it …

Our Results at the 2021 AIBA Awards

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After a hiatus last year, the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA’s) were back again in 2021, with the Black Hops founders heading down to Melbourne on 20 May to represent as part of the bulging Queensland contingent of craft brewers. The AIBA’s have been going for over 25 years and are the largest annual draft and packaged beer competition in …

Press Release: Black Hops Adds East Coast Haze To Its Core Range Of Beers

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Gold Coast, Queensland: April 2021. Award winning Gold Coast craft brewery Black Hops have unveiled the latest addition to their core range of beers, a 4.5% Hazy Pale Ale known as East Coast Haze. The eighth beer to become a Black Hops core range staple, East Coast Haze is described as: A cool coastal breeze in the golden sunshine, this …

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 …

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

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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 …

Press Release: Black Hops II Brewery Opening in Biggera Waters on Saturday, 2 March

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Gold Coast, Australia – 1 March 2019 Award winning independent Gold Coast Brewery, Black Hops, are officially opening their second brewery and taproom, Black Hops II, on Saturday, 2 March. Situated at the northern end of the Gold Coast, at 14 / 665 Pine Ridge Road Biggera Waters, Black Hops II will complement the original Black Hops brewery and taproom, …