Giving something back to the community and getting behind worthwhile causes is something that we’ve taken very seriously ever since we opened the doors to the original Black Hops brewery in 2016. Recently we rolled out our Monthly Community Allocation program, pledging to raise between $500 to $1,000 each month in support of at least one community based cause or …
A question we often get asked is, WTF is the difference between a Porter and a Stout? So our head brewer, Govs, has had a shot at solving the riddle and explaining the difference between these two fine styles of ale.
In November 2016 we had an email come through asking for the recipe for our Eggnog Stout, as the fella was keen to home brew it for some family Xmas drinking. It got us thinking, we had on our hands 2 very traditional Xmas beers. Assault Trifle & Eggnog Stout. In a cunning attempt to get some free beer (mission …
With Xmas only 5 weeks away we got thinking, let’s share our 2 most Christmassy recipes and put out a bit of a challenge.
Have a crack at brewing these 2 beers, send us a bottle and win some sweet prizes.
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.
In the podcast this week we hit the streets of the Gold Coast to find out what beer is selling well to help us arrive at a core range of beers. We also provide an update on how things are going with our plans to build a brewery.
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.
In this post we run through our process for making our first beer, the Eggnog Stout.