Black Hops Moving to 16 Packs

Dan Design

We have decided to move all of our packaged beer into the 16 pack format. If you are interested in our decisions around this and how we’re going about it, feel free to read on. Background When we first put our beers into a packaged format, it was our Beach House in bottles back in 2015 for our original crowdfunding …

Designing the BHII Taproom

Dan Design, Taproom

When we set out to build a new brewery we wanted it to be a step up from our humble Black Hops HQ. That’s not to say we don’t love HQ, but we really wanted to take things to the next level with the new brewery. We were still however on a pretty tight budget, so we weren’t in a …

Our process for designing beer cans with our hand drawn full wrap labels

Dan Design

Regular Black Hops drinkers would have noticed that over the past few months we’ve brought out a few colourful and highly distinctive full wrap can designs. It’s been a bit of a departure from the minimalist can designs we have for our core range of beers, which we covered in this post. We thought we’d have a bit of fun …

Step by Step: How we Built our Craft Beer Point of Sale Displays

Dan Design, Sales

A few months ago, beer sales gun Darren Kearns (Kearnsy) started working for us at Black Hops. If you aren’t familiar with the legend that is Kearnsy, please watch this video at once. Anyway once Kearnsy started, we made some serious changes to how we do sales at Black Hops (I’ll be writing about those changes soon). One of the biggest …