For years, the Gold Coast has been known for its combination of sun and fun, whether lazing about on the beach or grabbing a drink with an ocean view takes your fancy. Soon, it might also be known for something else: amassing more than its fair share of breweries.
Black Hops Brewing is the latest to join the fold, setting up shop in Burleigh Heads. If the name sounds familiar, that's because Eddie Oldfield, Dan Norris and Michael McGovern have been churning out their own brews since late 2014. If you've had a pint at one of south-east Queensland's craft beer bars over the past few years — including The Scratch, Brewski and Woolly Mammoth Alehouse in Brissie, plus House of Brews, Institution Ale House and Glenelg Public House on the coast — then you've probably already introduced their Gold Coast Pale Ale, Eggnog Stout or Code Red ale to your tastebuds.
Now, you can head straight to the source for the complete Black Hops experience. You'll see how their tasty tipples are made, indulge in more than a couple of beverages in their eight-tap tasting room, and even get to sample a few exclusive batches that you won't find anywhere.
Yep, it's a beer lover's paradise just a stone's throw away from Surfer's Paradise, as well as the second new brewery to open its doors on the Gold Coast in the last few months. The partially Mick Fanning-owned Balter Brewing Company only welcomed its first customers back in April, so if you haven't tried them out yet, we have three words for you: beer-tasting road trip.
Published on June 23, 2016 by Sarah Ward