GABS Hottest 100 2021 Wrap Up: G.O.A.T. Goes Top 5 Again

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Ever since pioneering Fremantle Pale Ale Little Creatures took out the title in 2008, the GABS Hottest 100 Craft Beer countdown has been reflective of the breweries and drinking trends that continue to shape and define our ever growing industry. Over the past thirteen years the annual countdown has risen to become one of the highlights in craft beer circles. …

Press Release: Black Hops Announces Launch Of Equity Crowdfunding II.

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Gold Coast: January 2022 Gold Coast craft brewery Black Hops have announced their second Equity Crowdfunding campaign set to launch on January 25th.  This investment round will help fund the large expansion currently underway at their main production brewery; BHII, and the possibility of opening a distillery if the high end of the scale is reached. The campaign will be …

Press Release: Black Hops Enter The NFT Realm, Announce Launch of Beta Team

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Gold Coast: December 2021 Gold Coast craft brewery Black Hops have announced the launch of the Black Hops Beta Team, an exclusive meeting point for like-minded individuals with a passion for beer, cryptocurrency, NFTs and Web3. With the flourishing growth in digital assets via non-fungible tokens (NFTs) during 2021, CEO Dan Norris recognised an opportunity for the rapidly growing craft …

OPERATION BREWERY S03E03 – Beer Quality with Steve (Hendo) Hendersen

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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 our beer – here’s how we do it

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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 …

Brewery Finance – How we are going about raising money to build Black Hops

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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.