After knowing each other for years and many beer-fuelled nights together, Black Hops Brewing is putting a ring on Semi-Pro Brewing Co. and making the relationship official, giving one of South East Queensland’s favourite independent breweries a Brisbane home.
From 26 October, Semi-Pro Brewing’s 10 hl production space and 100-seater taproom in East Brisbane will become Black Hops Brewing’s Brisbane production facility and taproom.
Semi-Pro Brewing owner, founder and brewer Mick Guy, will remain on as ‘Site Head Brewer’ for Black Hops Brisbane, with co-owners Siena Perry and Shaun Stubley continuing to be involved.
Semi-Pro Brewing Co. launched in 2015 as a gypsy beer outfit and opened its East Brisbane premises in March 2018. For the past two and a half years, it has been East Brisbane’s second living room, enjoying incredible support from the local community and regulars.
“We’re really excited about what we can achieve together in the next phase and I personally am psyched to join Govs and the other brewers in the Black Hops production team,” says Mick Guy.
“Everyone in the Semi-Pro family is so grateful to all the regulars and locals who have become friends, shared some bloody funny times, and raised a glass with us. We’re super confident with the Black Hops reputation for a great taproom experience, it’s in the right hands to take it to the next level”.
Black Hops Brewing co-founder and CEO Dan Norris says “Growing up in Brisbane I’m personally excited to finally have a Black Hops presence in my hometown. Black Hops actually launched not far away from Semi-Pro at HooHa bar in South Brisbane back in 2014. We even shared the stage with the Semi-Pro guys in 2016 at the Brewsvegas HooHa bar Amateur Hour event talking about starting craft breweries. So, it’s serendipitous to work with these legends four years on to create our Brisbane home”.
The taproom will close for a quick refurb on Monday 26th October and will reopen as Black Hops Brisbane shortly after.