Although they’ve been around for centuries, one of the newer (and very different) styles of beer currently gaining popularity among Australian craft beer drinkers are what’s known as Sours. As the name implies, these beers are brewed intentionally acidic, tart or sour due to the use of wild yeast and/or bacteria strains. Some Sour styles, such as Gose are also …
Things to watch out for when canning When it comes to canning, there are a number of potential risk factors and quality compromisers that can mean your beer doesn’t live up to standard. The good news is, that by having some smart and sensible checks and balances in place, as well as having a switched on and diligent canning and …
What do oysters, Aeroplane Jelly and sponge cake have in common? They are all great ingredients for beer! Well at least Gold Coast brewery Black Hops think so and are willing to prove it this Saturday 25 May. The Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular (GABS) is an annual festival (taking place in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney), for craft brewers from all …
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 had a ball checking out the American craft beer scene recently. Here’s 9 things that really stood out for us while we were there.
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.
Find out which Black Hops beers took out top honours at this year’s Australian International Beer Awards (AIBAS).
Beer comes in various shades of amber, brown and black. In this post we look at the what gives each beer its own unique colour, and apply this to four of our favourite Black Hops beers.