Our First Truly Wild Fermented Beer, Made by the Creek in the Gold Coast Hinterland

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If you’ve followed our story recently you may know that Black Hops founders Govs, Eddie and myself recently went off the beaten track on an overnight, ‘not so covert’ mission to brew a wild fermented ale. With the pending launch of our AWOL barrel aged beer brand and taproom, we wanted to tap into an ancient brewing technique known as …

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 …

Sour Beers And How We Brew Them

Govs Brewing, Craft beer, Styles of beer

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 …