Articles by Will Ziebell

Exit Australian Brewery. Enter Esker Beer Co

Exit Australian Brewery. Enter Esker Beer Co

The Australian Hotel & Brewery is entering a new era with the launch of Esker Beer Company. The new name and design was picked to better connect the longstanding brewery with their surrounds in Sydney's outer northwest.

September 30, 2022 by Will Ziebell


The Spirit Of Oztoberfest

September 28, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Oktoberfest celebrations have long been a fixture in the beer calendar but 2022 has seen such events go into overdrive. We chatted to some of those behind the feast of fests to find out what they love about this time of year.


Who Brews Ursa Major Beer?

September 26, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Ursa Major is only visible in the Northern Hemisphere but the brewing company bearing the name brew their "otherworldly beer" in Australia. The founders are global brewers, who met in another city and still make beer from two bases.


Du Cane's Brewery & Dining Hall Launches In Launceston

September 24, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Launceston will have a brewpub of its own from this week as Du Cane Brewery & Dining Hall opens its doors. We chatted to founder Will Horan about what beer fans can expect from the space and his new partnership.


Who Brews Squinters Beers?

September 20, 2022 by Will Ziebell

A squinter is someone who lives in Western Sydney and drives into the city early morning looking at the sun, only to face the same fate on the way home. That reality has inspired Penrith's newest brewery, Squinters Brewing Co.


Brick Lane Join The B Corp Brigade

September 19, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Brick Lane Brewing have joined the tiny but growing number of Australian breweries with B Corp certification. The accreditation can only be achieved by businesses whose environmental and social actions meet a high standard.


The Collaborators: South West Hops

September 14, 2022 by Will Ziebell

It's not just the brewing scene that's expanding apace in WA's South West – there's a growing number of local producers supplying brewers too. Among them is South West Hops, who significantly stepped up their output in 2022.


Brew & A: Reckless Brewing's Grace Fowler

September 12, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Reckless have brought local beer back to Bathurst and leading the way is co-founder Grace Fowler. We caught up with the longtime brewer to hear how she went from a "baptism of fire" to head brewer of her own operation.


Steph Howard's New Heights

September 8, 2022 by Will Ziebell

She started out in the beer industry as a 20-year-old that didn't drink beer but has become one of the best-known individuals both here and in NZ. We sat down with Steph Howard as she steps into an even bigger role at Cryer Malt.


The Collaborators: Chilled Solutions

September 7, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Chilled Solutions are dedicated to helping bartenders pour perfect pints but their essential role tends to be hidden from beer drinkers. We caught up with the founders of the small Melbourne business to find out why they launched and how they become the beer techs of choice for indie bars and breweries.

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