Articles by Will Ziebell

From Beer Blogger To Brewery Owner

From Beer Blogger To Brewery Owner

Luke Robertson has enjoyed a variety of roles in the Australian beer industry: providing commentary, telling stories, and working closely with brewers through the IBA and Good Beer Week. Now he's off to run a brewery New Zealand.

November 23, 2021 by Will Ziebell


Meet Geelong's Newest, Not New Brewery

November 18, 2021 by Will Ziebell

A new brewery recently launched in Geelong but neither the beer nor the brewer are all that new. We chatted to Cockies' new owners about what they have planned for the brand and the newly-established Great Ocean Road Brewing.


Who Brews Avnge Beers?

November 9, 2021 by Will Ziebell

From pumpkin beers in the US through street art in Darwin and Melbourne to combining his love of beer and art in one, James Isacsson has enjoyed a unique path into brewing. We caught up with him on the back of his first release.


The Lord Nelson Set For Sale

November 8, 2021 by Will Ziebell

For the first time in 35 years, Sydney's Lord Nelson is up for sale. We caught up with Blair Hayden, the man who turned it into a brewpub in the 80s, to find out what's next for him and one of the country's most iconic pubs.


Konvoy Raise $30 Million & Eye Major Expansion

November 1, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Konvoy might only be two-years-old but the keg rental company has big plans. Will Ziebell spoke to co-founder Adam Trippe-Smith about their $30m raise to fund expansion here and overseas, as well as a potential IPO on the ASX.


Jetty Road Founders To Leave Brewery

October 28, 2021 by Will Ziebell

The two faces best associated with Jetty Road are set to leave the business they founded, with Blake Bowden and Grant Bowden set to sell their shares at the end of the year. We spoke to them about their decision and future plans.


Step Inside The Virtual Bottleshop

October 27, 2021 by Will Ziebell

How'd you fancy climbing a tree to find a rare bottle of Cantillon? It might sound wild, but if a new venture featuring Purvis Beer, a Melbourne-based software developer, and Oculus Quest comes off, it could become your virtual reality.


Lockdowns, Locals & Future Mountain

October 21, 2021 by Will Ziebell

As Melbourne emerges from another long lockdown, it's worth remembering how much local support has meant to many brewers. In Future Mountain's case, they've found a unique way to pay tribute to those who helped them survive.


Badlands Building A New Home In Orange

October 14, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Orange will be home to a new taproom experience from 2022 but the brewery behind the beers isn't so new. Badlands Brewery have announced that after a decade on the city's outskirts, they're moving to the centre of town.


Back To The Bar – For The Last Time?

October 11, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Venues in much of New South Wales are reopening today, with Victoria set to follow in the coming weeks. Will Ziebell chatted to business owners about their hopes, fears, vaccine passports and excitement at welcoming back guests.

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