Black Hops at Good Beer Week 2016

We can’t wait for Good Beer Week to kick off in Melbourne. Here is a run down of the events we are involved in. If you are in town, hit us up for a beer!

All week – Pint of Origin QLD at Fitzroy Pinnacle


Pint of Origin is one of the great and enduring Good Beer Week events, providing a road map to great beers from around the country and the world that ordinarily you might not get to drink.

We are bringing along our Beach House and accompanied by other Queensland brewers Bacchus Brewing, Newstead, Green Beacon, Balter, Croft, Brisbane Brewing Co., Beard & Brau  and more.

JOIN USHere is a link to the Facebook Event.

All Week – Cryermalt Trade Hub Upstairs at Beer Deluxe


The Cryermalt Trade Hub is set to take place again upstairs at the Festival Hub at Beer DeLuxe. The Trade Hub is designed to focus on the business aspects of the craft beer industry. It will hold a mix of trade talks and industry events including a crowd funding workshop that we are participating in.

We will have our Beach House and 30 Cal on tap there for the week.

JOIN USCheck out the Trade Hub page here

Saturday 14th – Cavalier Open Day


The Cavalier Open Day will once again be held on the first Saturday of Good Beer Week. Back for its third instalment and held at the Cavalier Brewery, with no expense spared to bring you a day packed full of more craft beer than you can poke a stick at. What better way to kick of the week!

Over 40 beers available for tasting from 14 different breweries (including us), hosted by the funny man Sean from Killer Sprocket and Heath from Cavalier Brewing.

There’ll be the chance to meet the brewers, live music by Rattlin’ Bones Blackwood, private charter bus pick up and drop off, delicious food, table tennis, giant Jenga and games, prizes, giveaways and all sorts of other cool stuff you don’t want to miss out on.

We won’t have arrived in Melbourne just yet, but we’ll have our Beach House on tap.

JOIN US  – Check out the Facebook event here.

Tuesday 17 May – Crowdfunding Your Beer Business Cyer Malt Trade Hub Beer Deluxe


Dan is heading along to the Pozible crowdfunding workshop at the Cryer Malt Trade Hub on Tuesday. After running a successful Pozible campaign this year, the Pozible team asked us to come along and join in.

The Pozible guys will be running through how to plan your project, tips for running your campaign, and pretty much everything you need to know to drop a successful campaign on Pozible.

They’ve asked a few successful craft beer campaigners to come along (us being one), to talk about their first hand experiences with crowdfunding.

Budding campaigners are welcome to pitch their beer brand to the audience and also bring a batch to get feedback from fellow campaigners.

JOIN USEntry is free, rock up on Tuesday and say hi, more details here.

Thursday 19 May – AIBA Awards Dinner


Conducted by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) is the largest annual competition of its kind in the world judging both draught and packaged beer.

This year will be our first time at the ABIA’s and we are the first brewery to enter every category! As Govs said on our last podcast, it’s nice to be recognised… by ourselves.

Here is what we’ve entered:

JOIN US – Registrations are closed but if you are going, let us know. More here.

Friday May 20 12pm – Beer & Startups Presented by Cryermalt and Crafty Pint


Are you thinking about starting your own brewery? Perhaps you’ve just started out and want to scale up.

If so, the Brewery Startup Panel in the Cryermalt Business Suite during Good Beer Week is designed for you.

The The Crafty Pint will be hosting a diverse panel of industry experts for a two-hour discussion and Q&A on starting a brewery: what do you need to know? Who do you need to speak to? What pitfalls await?

Join Jamie Cook (Stone & Wood Brewing), Brendan Varis (Feral Brewing Company), David Cryer (Cryermalt), Steve Henderson (BrewCult), Tim Wills (Premier Stainless) and Dan Norris (Black Hops Brewing) upstairs at the Festival Hub (Beer DeLuxe Fed Square) from 12pm on May 20 before joining them at the AIBA Exhibitor Tasting.

JOIN USPlease register your interest here. Successful applicants will be notified before Good Beer Week.

GABS 20, 21, 22rd May


GABS, known as one of the best beer events in the world will run over 3 days from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd of May. This will be our 3rd year attending and we are pumped to pass our 13th place last year.

Our Assault Trifle is tasting amazing and we can’t wait for you to try it. We will be there for the Friday and Saturday sessions.


Bring. It. On….


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