Articles by Will Ziebell

Dennis Rides Again

Two years ago, Dennis Beer Co, a gypsy operation that had scored a top 20 finish in a Hottest 100 poll, disappeared from taps. Now, they're back, with Mad Hatter IPA hitting taps in Newcastle and Sydney. But, this time, is it for good?

June 12th, 2018 by Will Ziebell


Starting A Brewery: Brisbane's New Kids

June 5th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

The beer industry in South East Queensland has witnessed a remarkable number of new openings in the past couple of years. We spoke to the founders of five that are less than a year old to see how they plan to succeed in today's ever busier marketplace.


Sydney's Thai Tribe

May 30th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

The Sydney based operation behind Stockade Brew Co has launched a new craft beer brand for the Thai market. Will Ziebell chatted to the man heading up the launch of Chao Siam about their intentions – and his days in a Thai monastery.


GABS Champs: Where Are They Now?

May 14th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

The winner of the GABS People's Choice tends to attract a fair amount of attention each year. But what becomes of those festival beers once the hype has died down? We chatted to the past five winners to find out more.


Crafty Crawls: The 86 Tram Pt II

May 11th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

As promised, here's part two of our reworked 86 tram Crafty Crawl. This one starts in Clifton Hill and heads north to Thornbury with many and varied places to check out along the way.


From Canvas to Can

May 11th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

If you head to the Good Beer Week Festival Hub as it launches this weekend, you might stumble across a State Of Origin battle between two artists. You can vote for your favourite piece, which Moo Brew will then put on cans before the festival is over.


Around The Blend

May 8th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

There will be many new beers launched at Good Beer Week and GABS next week, but none quite like Woods Of The North: it's a blend of barrel aged beers from five Australian brewers. We chatted to two of the brewers involved about the art of blending.


Crafty Crawls: The 86 Tram Pt I

May 7th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

We kicked off our Crafty Crawls series of guides to Australia's best beer venues, grouped by their proximity and easily navigable by foot, bike or public transport, with the 86 tram. Two years on, there's so much more to find, it's now a two-parter.


World Beer Cup Winners 2018

May 4th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

James Squire, Nail and BentSpoke all won medals at the prestigious World Beer Cup in Nashville today (or last night US time). Will Ziebell caught up with Nail's John Stallwood as he knocked back a celebratory VPA.


Aussie Exports: Craig Thorn of BAOS

April 24th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

He's a hip hop artist who runs a Canadian beer podcast, YouTube channel and writes about beer too. But, before that, Craig Thorn was in Melbourne drinking macro lagers and feeling fancy. Now, as part of our Aussie Exports series, he tells us how that all changed.

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