Celebrating Black Hops HQ's 7th Birthday

Our Burleigh Heads brewery, HQ, is where the Black Hops taproom experience all started. Located on Gardenia Grove, this intimate taproom space is close to our hearts and a reminder of our humble beginnings.

And on Saturday 24 June we celebrated the 7th birthday of our beloved HQ. From midday through until closing time the Burleigh taproom was pumping – a massive shout-out to everyone who joined us for beer and good times!

To honour the occasion and keep the party vibe flowing we unveiled four new beers to celebrate HQ’s milestone. We can’t believe it’s been 7 years since we first opened its doors, we hold it dear to our hearts and we could not have made it this far without your support.

Cheers To Our Birthday Beers

At the time of publishing there were a small amount of 7th Birthday beers still available at our online store.

7th Heaven: 7% NEIPA

A NEIPA that embodies the essence of our journey. Meticulously crafted, this extraordinary beer is defined by the harmonious collaboration of seven distinctive hops: Amarillo, Cascade, Enigma, Galaxy, Eclipse, Ella and Topaz. With each sip, you embark on a flavour-filled symphony, where notes of tropical fruits, citrus zing, and captivating aromas dance gracefully on your palate. As you indulge in this exquisite creation, immerse yourself in the very place where it all began.

Sunset: 5.2% Dry-Hopped Japanese Rice Lager

Inspired by the breathtaking beauty of Burleigh Headland, this lager embodies a tranquil moment as you sit atop the hill, witnessing the mesmerising sunset painting the horizon. This Dry-Hopped Japanese Rice Lager is crisp and refreshing and awakens your taste buds with subtle hop aromas and a delicate touch of rice. As the golden hues descend upon your glass, be enchanted by the experience that captures the essence of HQ’s milestone celebration.

Backyards: 3.9% Pineapple & Mint Gose

Explore the hidden gems in our own backyard as you savour this refreshing Pineapple & Mint Gose, Backyards, a delightful spin-off of our beloved Frontyards brew. Let the tropical pineapple notes and spiced mint transport you to sun-kissed coastal breezes as the golden hues reflect from the creek’s shimmering waters.

Red Velvet: 6.5% Dessert Porter

This Dessert Porter brings to life the intricate flavours of a red velvet cake. Savour each sip, where the fusion of cake and beer creates an epic taste adventure worthy of celebration. Raise your glass to HQ’s 7th Birthday and toast to a truly unforgettable experience. Contains Milk (Lactose)


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