Our Beer Sensory Program in 2021

Dan Norris Beer Quality, Brewing business, Fresh beer Leave a Comment

One of the greatest challenges when it comes to brewing beer at large volumes is ensuring that it maintains a consistent level of quality every time it leaves your brewery and enters the marketplace. As well as our strictly controlled brewing processes and a robust quality lab set up, another way to ensure that we get this right is by …

Why You Should Drink Hoppy Beer Fresh

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When it comes to craft beer, the saying ‘drink fresh’ is a good adage to drink by. And this is especially the case when it comes to beers that contain a strong hops flavour profile, such as Pale Ale’s, Hazy’s & IPA’s. Previously on the blog we’ve published an article called ‘How To Make Sure You Are Drinking The Freshest …

Black Hops Reserves Brew At Home Comp Round 1 (Hornet) Debrief + Diacetyl tips

Govs Brewing, Fresh beer, Homebrewing (BH Reserves), Styles of beer

On Friday, 29 May the official judging took place for the first round of our Black Hops Reserves Brew At Home Comp. We received 75 entries for our Round 1 beer, Hornet IPA. Our judging panel had a lot of fun sampling the entries and awarding rankings, based on our true to brand guidelines. Congratulations to all our entrants, we …

A Wrap Up Of Our Limited Release Beers for 2019

Dan Norris Brewing, Craft beer, Fresh beer, Taproom, Tasty beer

At the start of 2019 we committed to doing a limited release for bars and bottle shops in every month of the year. Previously we’d done quarterly releases and a few one-offs but we wanted to make them more consistent and have something unique to give drinkers for every month. We’ve just released our December limited so we’re pleased to …

Oysters, Aeroplane Jelly & Sponge Cake – Sounds like a fun beer event!

Dan Norris Beer in cans, Craft beer, Events, Fresh beer

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 …

What is the best temperature for beer?

Dan Norris Fresh beer, Tasty beer

In this blog post we talk about how the temperature that you drink a beer at can affect how it tastes. Some beers taste best served at cellar room temperature, while others taste best served cool or icy cold. Read on and find out which Black Hops beer tastes best at cellar room temperature..