24 Reasons To Celebrate The 2021 Indies

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The annual Australian Independent Beer Awards (aka The Indies) is Australia’s largest independent beer competition and provides an opportunity for brewers to benchmark their beers while recognising excellence within the brewing industry. For the second year running this year’s event was held as a virtual ceremony, streaming from a Melbourne studio due to the impacts of the pandemic. A number …

Home Guard Incoming: Black Hops Beer Club Has Landed

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On Friday, 15 October we officially launched Home Guard, an exclusive beer club for lovers of fresh and limited release Black Hops Beers. The concept ties in with our bi-monthly limited release beers, which this year has seen us put out limited batches of previous favourites such as Super G.O.A.T., Neverland and Caribbean Haze, as well as new releases like …

Black Hops At The Kokoda Challenge 2021

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On Saturday, 17 July eleven fearless Black Hops foot soldiers accepted the daunting mission of completing the Kokoda Challenge, taking on a 48 kilometre test of endurance and resilience across 15 hours through the Gold Coast hinterland. The event is held annually to honour the Australian diggers who fought in 1942 along the arduous Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea …

Gold Coast Amateur Brewing Comp 2021 at BHII

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After a COVID-induced hiatus last year, on 26 June the annual Gold Coast Amateur Brewing Competition (GCABC) made a welcome return to the local beer calendar. The competition is coordinated by the Gold Coast Homebrew Club (GoldCLUB), who are great mates of ours and hold their regular meetings on the second Friday of every month at our Biggera Waters Brewery …

GABS Hottest 100 Wrap Up: Getting G.O.A.T. Into The Top 5

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The GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beer countdown is the biggest ‘people’s choice’ craft beer poll in the country, with 1000’s of beers from all over Australia vying for the chance to claim a place within the pantheon of the favourite craft beers in the land. This year’s countdown took place on Saturday, 23 January, and the vibe across our …

Our 2021 Royal Qld Food & Wine Show Beer Awards Results

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On 3 March a Black Hops contingent headed up to the Royal Brisbane Showgrounds for the Royal Qld Food & Wine Show (RQFWS) Beer Awards. These annual awards allow breweries from all over Australia to showcase their beers and gain valuable feedback leading into the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBAs) in May. Having performed strongly at these awards previously we …

GABS Revival 2020 Online – Friday 5 June

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When the team at GABS announced that GABS wouldn’t be happening in May / June this year we, like many of you were pretty disappointed. GABS has been a big part of our story having attended the event before Black Hops existed and having submitted beers since before we had our own brewery. We also had a fun idea for …

Resilience Beer For Bushfire Relief

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It’s been a blazing summer in every sense of the word, with vast regions throughout the country impacted by the size and scope of the ferocious bushfires that have devastated so many Australians over the past few months. Like many other Aussie individuals, businesses and industries, the craft beer fraternity are rallying together to contribute much needed funds for those …