Top 11 Lessons Building a Brewery and Navigating the Valley of Death (part 2 of 2)

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Last week I put out our first 6 of our Top 11 lessons building Black Hops and in today’s post I’ll go through the final 5 lessons and some thoughts on navigating the brewery valley of death. 6. Don’t Get Too Creative But Also Get Very Creative We’ve learned a few lessons when it comes to being creative with our …

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 …