Articles by Will Ziebell

Under Pressure: A Perfect Storm Brewing For Beer

Under Pressure: A Perfect Storm Brewing For Beer

Today's excise tax hike completes the biggest financial year rise in decades, yet it's just one of myriad pressures on the local industry. We examine the "perfect storm" engulfing a beer world facing a fourth straight year of harsh challenges.

February 1, 2023 by Will Ziebell


Who Brews & Blends Barrel Shepherd Beers?

January 30, 2023 by Will Ziebell

Wollongong has always been a manufacturing city but these days it feels like much of that production is beer. The Barrel Shepherd has joined the city's thriving beer scene, bringing with it a unique tale and love for barrels, local fruit and yeast.


Crowdfunded Brewery Future Magic Opens Today

January 27, 2023 by Will Ziebell

The Future Magic team open the doors to their Brisbane brewery today. They launched their operation on the back of a crowdfunding campaign, so we chatted with co-founder Sean Astill to find out more about their approach.


Going Green: Bearhug Pallet Wrap

January 24, 2023 by Will Ziebell

Plastic is often a necessary evil in the beer world: it can help keep beer safe but often ends up in landfill. It's an issue being tackled by Bearhug Pallet Wrap, a startup looking to move beer safely while cutting out single-use plastic.


Spotty Dog's Hobart Home Is Here At Last

January 19, 2023 by Will Ziebell

It's been a long road for Spotty Dog but the Tassie brewers who launched their first beer in 2016 finally have a home in Hobart. Co-founder Klimt Donohoe told us all about their new venue and what beer lovers can expect.


A Cold Change Hits WA's Beer Scene

January 17, 2023 by Will Ziebell

For the last five years, WA's craft beer industry has been serviced by the cold chain logistics offered by Growler Depot and Beer Caddie. With the former acquiring the latter, we caught up with the people behind both to find out more.


Akasha Aim To Open A Newcastle Brewpub

December 21, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Not content with opening one new venue in 2022, Akasha have seen off the year by acquiring The Edwards in Newcastle. We chatted to founder Dave Akasha about the purchase and their plans to install a brewery.


The Best Of Beer 2022: Victoria

December 21, 2022 by Will Ziebell

It's been a funny old year in Victoria, with pioneers looking to exit the industry and many more battered from all sides. But there's been a whole lot of good beer and beautiful moments too; here we take a look at what stood out.


Your Mates To Open A Bowlo in 2023

December 16, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Your Mates have already enjoyed an impressive 2022 and, as they year draws to a close, they've got one more major announcement up their sleeve. They're set to open a bowls club of their own in 2023 in the town of Cooroy.


The Making Of A Champion Hazy

December 15, 2022 by Will Ziebell

There's a lot of beer available and a lot of it's good but what separates a good beer from a great one? And what exactly goes on at beer judging? To find out, we spent three days tracing the judging of the Juicy-Hazy category and spoke to the brewer behind the overall winner to find out what makes a Champion Hazy Beer.

Catchment- D
FB Propak B

LATEST OFFERS FOR CRAFTY CABAL MEMBERS

Kangan 2023- C
FB Propak B
Goat Blood Orange
Bendigo bottom