Black Hops Beers

Our award-winning beers are un-pasteurised, and made with no preservatives right here in Burleigh Heads, on the Gold Coast. If you would like to stock our beers, contact us here.

Core Range Cans

Our core range of cans are available in bottle shops around Queensland and NSW, and our Brewery & Taproom in Burleigh Heads.

Pale Ale – 4.8%

Defined by a balance of pale malted barley and tropical hop aromas, our Pale Ale is light in colour but big in flavour. But don’t overthink it. It is what it says on the tin, a Pale Ale, the Black Hops beer for every occasion.

Grain: Pale Barley, Wheat, Light Crystal, Carapils & Caramunich

Hops: Dr Rudi, Citra, Ella, Simcoe & El Dorado

Yeast: American Ale

Hornet (IPA) – 6%

Dry, angry and bitter, Hornet has some serious sting with a balancing aroma of stone and citrus fruits. This modern IPA drinks with a subtle sweetness and a sturdy presence of hop bitterness.

Grain: Pale Barley, Wheat, Light Crystal & Carapils

Hops: Dr Rudi, Victoria Secret, Motueka, Cascade & Mosaic

Yeast: American Ale

Send It (Session Ale) – 4.2%

Made by 3 mates in Burleigh Heads, at Australia’s 2018 AIBA Champion Small Brewery, Send It is our Gold Coast-inspired session ale. Send It is light in colour with hints of fruit and an easy finish. Beer made easy.

Grain: Australian barley & wheat

Hops: Riwaka, Calypso & Citra

Yeast: American Ale

Lay Day (Lager) – 4.4%

No matter where you are in the world, a quenching pale lager is seldom far away. Lay Day is our modern twist on the classic Bohemian style and is brewed with Pilsner and Wheat malts, lightly hopped with Riwaka, Motueka & Citra for a subtle yet encompassing citrus aroma. Clean and crisp, unlike the surf today – so you better have yourself a Lay Day.

Grain: Pilsner Barley & Wheat

Hops: Riwaka, Motueka & Citra

Yeast: Swiss Lager

Additional Core Range Beers

The following beers are available on tap at various venues around Queensland and NSW and on tap and in cans at our Brewery & Taproom in Burleigh Heads.

30 Cal (Mid Strength Pale Ale) – 3%

Our mid strength take on the classic hop-forward West Coast style Pale Ale is bold yet refreshing. The punchy character from U.S. hops is balanced with a distinct malt base. At 3%, it’s the Black Hops beer to keep you in the battle for longer.

Malt: Pale Barley, Wheat, Supernova

Hops: Dr Rudi, Citra, Amarillo, Simcoe

Yeast: American Ale

Eggnog Stout (Infused Stout) – 5.8%

A dry Irish Stout with subtle notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla bean and French brandy. It showcases a mild bitterness through the use of roasted barley and a generous late hop addition. Our first commercial release and a beer that is close to our heart.

Grain: A blend of Black, Chocolate & Roasted Barley.

Hops: East Kent Goldings (UK)

Yeast: Irish Ale

Pink Mist (Raspberry Saison) – 4.7%

A Saison brewed with fresh raspberries and delicately hopped with Nelson Sauvin & Citra hops. This results in a beautiful pink colour with tart berry flavour and a dry crisp finish.

Grain: Australian Barley & Wheat

Hops: Citra & Nelson Sauvin with Raspberry additions

Yeast: French Saison

Seasonal IPA’s

We brew an IPA for each season that is available in cans and on tap around Queensland and NSW and our Brewery & Taproom in Burleigh Heads.

Code Red – 6.2% (Autumn Release Red IPA)

A classic American Red Ale, boasting a rich toffee malt body and a luscious ruby colour with minimal yeast character, providing a clean finish and allowing the Simcoe, Citra and Mosaic hops to shine through.

Grain: Ale Malt, Crystal Malt, Chocolate, Oats

Hops: Magnum, Citra, Simcoe, Mosaic

Yeast: American Ale

ABC Bomb – 6.5% (Winter Release Black IPA)

This hoppy black ale is balanced by strong citrus and pine hop aromatics and a distinct toasty dark malt character. The use of Citra, Cascade and Chinook hops give this beer a genuine American IPA backbone with a unique spice flavour through the addition of rye.

Grain: Black, Chocolate, Munich & Crystal

Hops: Citra, Cascade & Chinook

Yeast: American Ale

Flash Bang – 6.8% (Spring Release White IPA)

An American Wheat IPA with big citrus and pine hop aromas. Light bodied with a smooth finish, perfect IPA to get you through Spring.

Grain: Malted wheat & flaked wheat 50%, Pale Malt, 2 Row & crystal 50%

Hops: Magnum (Bittering), Cascade & Chinook Whirlpool. Dry Hop – Citra, Amarillo, Cascade

Yeast: West Coast Ale

Super Hornet – 8.7% (Summer Release Double IPA)

The Super Hornet DIPA is an upgraded redesign of our Hornet IPA, fitted with extra ABV firepower and extended bitterness range, this bad boy is destined to establish flavour superiority. Loaded with an armament of fresh NATO hops, you will smell this beer before you even see it coming.

Grain: Ale Malt, Light Crystal, Carapils, Caramunich, Wheat

Hops: Dr Rudi, Motueka, Mosaic, Cascade, Kohatu, Vic Secret

Yeast: American Ale

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Limited Release Beers

We’ve brewed over 70 different beers since starting Black Hops, some end up for sale at our Taproom only and some end up in bars and bottle shops in limited runs.

Here are a few beers we’ve released in 2018:

Beach House –  The 2018 AIBA Champion Saison

BeetleJuice – Black NEIPA

G.O.A.T. – AIBA Gold medal-winning NEIPA

FIENS – 11% French Imperial Eggnog Stout

Band Wagon – Wagon Wheel Stout