Recently we learnt of the tragic passing of Rod McGrath, who suffered a fatal stroke in May at just 54 years of age. A true craft beer connoisseur, Rod was a regular at the Black Hops Burleigh Taproom (HQ) as well as various local beer festivals, where we got to know him. His love of craft beer was matched by …
This week Dan chats with Steve (Hendo) Henderson on the topic of beer quality. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Click here to access all episodes of the Operation Brewery Podcast. Mentions (in order) Black Hops Ambassadors Facebook Group Beer Cartel Industry Survey Revel Brewing Podcast Rockstar Brewing Beer30 Brewery Management Software AIBA Awards IBA Recall Guidelines Interview with Jamie …
Canning and packaging are two of the most important aspects of our beer production process here at Black Hops. Our two breweries operate under different set-ups, with Burleigh HQ running both automated and manual set ups in tandem, while BHII in Biggera Waters runs with a more automated set-up. In this post we cover what we use for our canning …
On the Black Hops blog, we like to tackle questions that we and other new breweries found it hard to find answers to when we started. Raising investment finance is one of the biggest examples of a topic like this. In this post we dig into all the options that we’ve either used or considered to help fund Black Hops.
In the final episode of this series we catch up with Hendo again and wrap up the AIBA awards and discuss our results and lessons learned.
Here at Black Hops we’ve recently made the switch to selling our beer in cans. In this post we look at why we’ve gone down this road, and why cans are just as good as bottles when it comes to beer.
Craft beer lingo can be a bit of a mystery for those not part of the scene. So Black Hops head brewer Govs has put together a top ten list of craft beer jargon, to help you know your dank from your lacing.
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.
In this post we talk about gypsy or contract brewing, in particular what it is, how we made it work for Black Hops and factors to consider if you are looking at making the jump from home brewing to commercial brewing.
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