On Monday, 9 December we celebrated the year that was at the annual Black Hops staff Christmas Party. Taking place within the ultra-cool confines of the Mobile Barber Shop Depot, it was time to let our hair down and raise a hearty toast in recognition of the achievements, milestones and people who defined our achievements in 2021. A big part …
Here at Black Hops, we’ve always been conscious about giving back to the community. From the beginning, we’ve been willing to share our brewery insights and lessons via our ‘no secrets’ blog posts, podcast episodes, book, live events and more to help others get a leg up in the industry. But now we want to do more. Black Hops is …
We often get asked how much it costs to brew our beer, so in this post we go into all of the costs associated with making one of our most popular craft beers, Beach House.
We often get asked how we came up with the ideas and recipes for Black Hops beer. In this post we go into how we settled on our range of beers and what the names of the beers mean.
As per our motto of being ‘the least covert operation in brewing’, we want to share all of our brewing stories with you, both good and bad. Brews don’t always go according to plan, but as we’ve found out, sometimes this can be a good thing! We’ll be doing a series in the blog, on examples where our brewing mishaps …
In the podcast this week we run through the story of how we brewed a beer for Call of Duty.
We’ve been busy making plans to open our brewery on the Gold Coast by the end of 2015.
Here is an update on everything that’s happened in the last few months, including an epic GABS result!
We like brewing pilot batches before committing to a full commercial release. So much so, that we’ve brewed 10 pilots to 1 commercial release!
Some have worked out almost exactly as we wanted first go, and some haven’t. Here are our lessons learnt so far.
In this post we run through the detailed process of how we have made our first commercial beer.
We cover everything from yeast prep, to milling the grain, all the way through to kegging and choosing our launch venue.
A few months ago over a beer (or 2), Eddie, Govs and I (Dan) decided to make our own Eggnog Stout. We made the beer, and 6 other beers as small pilot brews as we worked towards doing a commercial batch.
Today we are happy to announce that it’s happening! Here are all the details.
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