How Black Hops is Operating During The COVID-19 Crisis

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The COVID-19 pandemic means that regular life as we know it won’t be the same for some time. New phrases such as ‘social distancing’ are now part of everyday lingo. Many people’s livelihoods and businesses have been put on hold. And everyday activities we once took for granted, like going to your favourite bar for a beer, are no longer …

2019 Black Hops Wrap Up

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2019 has been an epic year for Black Hops and first up, we would like to thank all of our customers and friends for supporting us through what has been the most challenging and rewarding year for us to date. While it’s only been 3.5 years since we opened the doors to our own brewery in Burleigh, we passed our …

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, …

Announcing the Black Hops Equity Crowdfunding Round

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We are excited to announce that shortly we will be running our equity crowdfunding campaign. In 2015 in an Australian first, we launched our brewery using a crowdfunding campaign to help fund the opening. After waiting a long time for equity crowdfunding to become legal in Australia, we are now aiming to launch our second brewery, in another first, via …

Our equipment setup for Black Hops Brewery II: Part 1

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Recently on the blog we posted an update on how the new Black Hops brewery is progressing. We briefly discussed some of the new brewing equipment required to meet our up-scaled production targets. But that was only scratching the surface. So in this 2-part post we’ll dig into our specific equipment we are running with for BHII. In this post …