Stout hops have been exciting the past few months with the opening of our brewery and restaurant in Burley last month. Here’s an update on some of the events we’ve been involved in, including current and upcoming beers.
Dan Norris Guest Speaker, Startup Grind, Brisbane:
Thursday, July 28th starting at 5pm
Dan Norris, co-founder of Black Hops, will be a guest speaker at a social event hosted by Startup Grind, a global community for entrepreneurs. The event takes place at Collaborate, 375 Weyhan Terrace, Spring Hill, Brisbane. In addition to discussing the journey of Black Hops, Dan will also share his experiences as a best-selling author and in creating a successful WP Curve business.
HooHa Bar is a cool little spot in South Brisbane where we launched our first keg of eggnog in 2014, and we’ll be back there to take over their taps on Saturday 30 July at 3pm. In addition to more eggnog, you can also sample our delicious medium strength option at 30 cal. Also, we’ll be packing up the last of the kegs of Assault Cake, a custom sponge cake/cake in a beer that we made specifically for this year’s Australian Beer Festival (GABS) in Melbourne. The response has been positive since Gabe was number one on this top ten list of beers.
We’ll all be there, come and have a beer and say hello.
The next night we’ll be prepping at the epic Three Blue Ducks at Byron Bay Farm. Sunday’s roast is $40 per person and upon arrival you get a delicious roast (appetizer + main course) and a drink. You can also sample the following beers from the Stout Hop series: Beach House, Bittersweet, Code Red, Pink Mist, and Eggnog.
We will always be available to answer any brewing related questions.
The place has some serious atmosphere, with exposed brick walls, corrugated iron and wooden bench-style tables and seating to give it a real “homey” feel. There’s live music and of course plenty of dark hoppy beers to sample, so we hope to see you there!
On Friday, August 12, starting at 11 a.m., Michael Gough McGowan, head brewer of the Black Hop Brewery, will be the featured speaker at the South Gold Coast Business Expo in Talebudjera. The other panelist for the day will be David Gower Freeman of Freeman Organic Farms. Government officials will be discussing all things related to dark hops and brewing, and if you are interested in business plans for the south end of the Gold Coast then this event is well worth a look.
Dan will be sharing the story and lessons learned about black hops at the Terri Cooper Network Crowdfunding Business Forum. The event will be held on Friday 12 August from 10am to 12pm at the Quality Inn, Mermaid Waters, Gold Coast.
With open fireplaces, high ceilings, wooden floors and original brick walls, the Houndstooth Corner Bar and Kitchen at Tough Valley is a great place to grab a beer and a drink. So we’re definitely looking forward to taking over their taps on Thursday night, August 25, with a full lineup of dark hoppy beers for drinkers.
Our restaurant is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and every Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. We now have 8 taps. This is the current lineup.
We have some cool beers coming out in August. Here’s the schedule.