Gold Coast independent craft brewery, Black Hops, recently crowned Champion Brewery at the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show Beer Awards, have been rapidly building their reputation as a quality brewer of experimental beers, making on average one unique new beer a week over the last 12 months. Sitting alongside their regular ‘core range’, available all year round, these creative …
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 …
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 …
In this post we’ll run through our plans for building our new brewery, Black Hops II, and let you know what’s in store with this exciting phase of our growth.
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.
Recon Series is the name we’ve given to our limited run beers from our pilot system at Black Hops. In this post we’ll run through the current and upcoming Recon Series beers. All of these will be available on tap at the brewery now or in the next few weeks.
The words ‘water chemistry’ are probably not the first thing that most people associate with brewing great beer. But without the correct water chemistry balance of salts, ions and minerals during the brewing process, your beer won’t be what it should be.
Black Hops has always prided itself on pushing the boundaries when it comes to creative beers. In this article we’ll go through how we are approaching brewing some of our more interesting beers.
India Pale Ales (aka IPA’s) are one of the most popular beer styles in craft beer circles. In this post we discuss the history of IPA’s, what gives them their unique flavour and walk you through the Black Hops range of seasonal IPA’s.
A question we often get asked is, WTF is the difference between a Porter and a Stout? So our head brewer, Govs, has had a shot at solving the riddle and explaining the difference between these two fine styles of ale.