Articles by Will Ziebell

The Collaborators: Freestyle Hops

The Collaborators: Freestyle Hops

If you love limited release hazy beers, you might have spotted the name Freestyle Hops on a can from your favourite brewery. We caught up with the managing director of the NZ grower to find out what the Freestyle life is all about.

June 29, 2022 by Will Ziebell


Who Brews Beachport Beers?

June 27, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Beachport Brewing are located in a small coastal community on SA's Limestone Coast where the founders have ambitious plans to put Beachport on the map, and to see their beer, spirits, grain and meat all feed into each other.


Atomic Whip Their Way To The Top

June 23, 2022 by Will Ziebell

In a sea of wacky beers, making waves isn't easy. But Atomic have managed to do it, with their flame-kissed Lemon Whip Sour taking out the People's Choice from all the festival beers at GABS 2022.


The Collaborators: Flavour Logic

June 22, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Taste is highly subjective but if you work in the beer industry or are passionate about beer, recognising off-flavours can be essential. Which is where sensory analyst Briony Leibich – AKA Flavour Logic – comes in.


Carving Out A Niche: Small Festivals. Big Ideas

June 7, 2022 by Will Ziebell

It's been a tough couple of years for beer festivals but events both large and small are roaring back. We chatted to the folks behind Juicy Fest, Rauchbier Festival and Lagerland to hear how breweries are carving out a niche in the festival space.


James Atkinson's Ever-Evolving Drinks Adventures

May 26, 2022 by Will Ziebell

James Atkinson has spent years covering the drinks industry for various publications and his Drinks Adventures podcast has seen him pick up multiple awards, including the Best Media trophy at last year's AIBA. Ahead of this year's awards, we caught up with the drinks writer to hear what the award means and where his focus lies.


Brew & A: Luke Cooper

May 23, 2022 by Will Ziebell

One of the country's first alcohol-free brewing companies, the proudly indigenous-owned and led Sobah recently appointed their first head brewer, Wailwan man Luke Cooper. We caught up with the "bushtucker brewer".


Supporting Flood Victims With Beer And Cheer

May 19, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Craft Beer Coopery has spent years encouraging men to talk about their mental wellbeing. Their latest initiative sees them send their conversation-starting craft beer crates to Lismore in support of those impacted by recent floods.


Who Brews Middle Island Beers?

May 10, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Middle Island isn't as well known as some of Victoria's other coastal outposts but for Warrnambool locals, it holds a special place in their hearts. Middle Island Brewing Co is a new brewing company launched by a group of locals who want to put their island and region on the map for craft beer drinkers.


Philter: Five Years In Five Beers

May 10, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Philter may only just turned five but somehow it feels like the brewing company has been part of the craft beer industry for longer. We caught up with two of the Sydney outfit's founders to walk us through their first five years in five beers.

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