Gold Coast Amateur Brewing Comp 2021 at BHII

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After a COVID-induced hiatus last year, on 26 June the annual Gold Coast Amateur Brewing Competition (GCABC) made a welcome return to the local beer calendar. The competition is coordinated by the Gold Coast Homebrew Club (GoldCLUB), who are great mates of ours and hold their regular meetings on the second Friday of every month at our Biggera Waters Brewery …

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 …

GABS Hottest 100 Wrap Up: Getting G.O.A.T. Into The Top 5

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The GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beer countdown is the biggest ‘people’s choice’ craft beer poll in the country, with 1000’s of beers from all over Australia vying for the chance to claim a place within the pantheon of the favourite craft beers in the land. This year’s countdown took place on Saturday, 23 January, and the vibe across our …

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 …

Pink Mist and G.O.A.T. Go Gold At The 2019 Indie Awards

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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 …

2019 AIBA Award Results

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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 …

2019 Royal Qld Food & Wine Show Beer Awards Results

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The Gold Coast craft beer community are a pretty tight knit fraternity, so it was great to see a bunch of us do well at the recent Royal Qld Food & Wine Show (RQFWS) Beer Awards, which took place at the Brisbane Showgrounds on 13 March. A strong Black Hops contingent went up on the day, including Black Hops founders …

2018 AIBAs – Champion Australian Small Brewery

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We are still revelling in the high of last weeks’ results at the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA’s) where Black Hops Brewery received the trophy for the Australian Champion Small Brewery. In this post we wanted to thank a few people and give a bit of a backstory on what our results mean to us.