Black Hops Recognised As One Of Australia’s Fastest Growing Companies

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For the past 31 years respected business publication The Australian Financial Review (AFR) have published their Fast 100 and Fast Starters lists, in recognition of the fastest growing businesses and start ups in Australia over the previous 12 months. This was our first year of being eligible for the Fast 100 list, so we were stoked to be recognised as …

Taking Murder Hornet To The Can Design Awards

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The GABS Can Design Awards, now into their second year, are held in recognition of the fine art of designing a killer craft beer can. At last year’s inaugural event we were stoked to make the list of finalists with our limited release Moondancer Hazy IPA, with can designer Troy creating a new character, affectionately dubbed ‘Hop Man’, dancing around …

Home Guard Incoming: Black Hops Beer Club Has Landed

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On Friday, 15 October we officially launched Home Guard, an exclusive beer club for lovers of fresh and limited release Black Hops Beers. The concept ties in with our bi-monthly limited release beers, which this year has seen us put out limited batches of previous favourites such as Super G.O.A.T., Neverland and Caribbean Haze, as well as new releases like …

Black Hops At The Kokoda Challenge 2021

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On Saturday, 17 July eleven fearless Black Hops foot soldiers accepted the daunting mission of completing the Kokoda Challenge, taking on a 48 kilometre test of endurance and resilience across 15 hours through the Gold Coast hinterland. The event is held annually to honour the Australian diggers who fought in 1942 along the arduous Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea …

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 …

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 …

Press Release: Black Hops Launches AWOL, Queensland’s First Dedicated Barrel Aged Beer Taproom

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Gold Coast, Queensland: April 2021 Award winning Gold Coast craft brewery Black Hops are opening Queensland’s first dedicated barrel aged beer taproom, known as AWOL. Barrel aged beers are made using an ancient brewing technique which results in the fermenting beers being transferred to oak barrels that have previously stored wine or spirits. They are then left to age for …

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 …