Articles by Will Ziebell

Join The Club

The wartime munitions still hang on the walls, the old members still share stories on the greens outside, yet at many RSLs and bowlos around Australia craft beer is playing a role in attracting new members and keeping the joints alive.

February 6, 2019 by Will Ziebell


Who Brews Hop Hen Beers?

January 30, 2019 by Will Ziebell

A new year brings a new brewery for the Yarra Valley as a former primary school headmaster switches to brewmaster. Hop Hen opened just ahead of the Australia Day long weekend so we wasted no time finding out more.


Black Hops Set Crowdfunding First

January 25, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Just six days after opening their equity crowdfunding campaign to the public, Black Hops​ have reached their maximum fundraising target of $400,000 – and broken a few records in the process.


New Year. Lucky Beer

January 24, 2019 by Will Ziebell

It's fair to say the Australian beer world isn't the most culturally diverse of places. But, as Chinese New Year approaches, the team at Temple is hoping to showcase aspects of that country's culture through a new "lucky ale".


Locals Heroes

January 22, 2019 by Will Ziebell

They rarely rise to become big sellers for the breweries that make them and are often lagers or approachable pale ales, yet that hasn't stop a growing number of local brewers launching beers with their locals and locale front and centre.


Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers Of 2018: The Voters

January 9, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Voting is underway for the biggest public choice poll in the Aussie beer world. But faced with picking just five beers from thousands, how do you go about voting? And who's going to win? We posed questions of some of the nation's keenest beer lovers.


Beer Nuts: Dave Croft

January 7, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Dave Croft is a man who likes to travel for beer. While many beer geeks make outrageous detours to drink beer from the source, Dave is truly a persistent pilgrim. We caught up with him to find out how it all started and how he plans to spend his 40th.


Unfamiliar Territory

December 29, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Slowly but surely, the beer scene in the Northern Territory is coming alive. Two more breweries opened in 2018 and more venues are dabbling too. We spoke to some of the Territory's pioneers and newcomers about the scene up Top.


The Abbotsford Renaissance

December 19, 2018 by Will Ziebell

In recent times, you were more likely to see FOR LEASE signs going up on Abbotsford's historic pubs. But that's all changing, as new owners have injected life into a trio of pubs, helping turn it into one of Melbourne's best 'burbs for good beer.


Who Brews Mephisto Beers?

December 12, 2018 by Will Ziebell

It's been a while now since we first spoke to Pete Wellington of Mephisto as part of a look at the next wave of SA brewers. Now, with his beers a regular fixture at indie venues in Adelaide, we went back to find out more.

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