Black Hops Brewery
Over a couple of beers, mates Eddie Oldfield, Dan Norris and Michael (Govs) McGovern flirted with the wild idea of creating an eggnog stout however unlike the vast majority of ideas conceived over a few (too many) pints, the gents actually followed through and the maiden batch of eggnog stout was created the very next weekend. When the brew turned out better than expected, the trio joined forces and created Black Hops. Fast-forward two years, a bunch of awards and a few thousand taste-tests, the boys have opened the doors to their new home in Burleigh Heads. Black Hops Brewery features its signature eggnog stout on tap in the tasting room alongside five other varieties (with room to expand) including their subtly sweet Assault Trifle and even a coffee-flavoured concoction created in partnership with the guys from Burleigh Social. The facility will do small batch one-off releases as well as supply watering holes and drinking dens around Queensland. They also do takeaways too, in case you were wondering.