We love the Black Hops story, affectionately branded the 'least covert operation in brewing'. The three mates behind the brewery are just everyday blokes with a dream, which they’ve worked their guts out to bring to fruition. Having struggled to find detailed learnings and advice when starting out, they decided to document their trials and tribulations via a blog, podcasts and a hardcover book.
Gypsy brewing for the first 12 months or so, in 2016 Black Hops were beyond stoked to share their new Burleigh Heads-based brewery with all their loyal supporters. The brewery’s cellar door is intimate and super welcoming, open seven days a week for takeaway sales and tastings. Our pick? The tasting paddle, so you can sip your way through a select handful of their weird and whacky creations, including the beer on which the dream was born—the Eggnog Stout. Cheers!
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