The latest beer and beverage releases from Australian and New Zealand breweries announced in July 2021.
Gold Coast brewery Black Hops is set to start work on a $3 million packaging upgrade at its Biggera Waters production brewery after a fundraise.
Beer Cartel has launched the 2020 Australian Craft Beer Survey, which has named Black Hops the nation’s top brewery and focused on the changing landscape over COVID.
In a surprise move, the Gold Coast’s Black Hops Brewing has acquired Brisbane’s Semi-Pro Brewing Co.
BWS is undertaking a nationwide multi-million dollar campaign to promote 92 Australian local independent breweries, distilleries and wineries.
News briefs from Braeside, Hemingway’s, The Good Beer Co and Hop On Brewery Tours as well as Founders First and the Restaurant & Catering Association.
The recent recall of Black Hops’ Extra Eggnog shows smaller brewers have taken on board the need for recall procedures but also highlights the pressures faced by small brewers in the endless quest for novelty.
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Black Hops has collaborated with packaging specialist Fibre King to develop an automated case packer machine for smaller breweries, saying “the requirements of the Australian craft industry have been overlooked”.
Gold Coast-based Black Hops Brewery is the latest Australian brewery to announce an equity crowdfunding campaign.