Articles by Will Ziebell

Something's Brewing On Southbank

There aren't many things that haven't been attempted along Melbourne's busy Southbank Promenade. But this week brought something new as Brewmanity headed to Hopscotch to christen Frank the Tank with an oyster stout brew.

June 27th, 2017 by Will Ziebell


A Sporting Chance?

June 20th, 2017 by Will Ziebell

If you were to name one facet of Australian life small breweries are least likely to crack in a hurry, the nation's sporting citadels would be up there. But, asks Will Ziebell, do small wins here and overseas suggest there's hope?


The Collaborators: Oxebar

June 8th, 2017 by Will Ziebell

The Collaborators is our series shining a spotlight on businesses working alongside the craft beer industry. Here, we chat to the Melbourne manufacturers of an innovative new one-way keg called Kegasaurus.


Cocktails On Tap

May 17th, 2017 by Will Ziebell

Good Beer Week 2017 has seen a small army of American breweries travel to Melbourne. And it's not just owners, brewers and barrel program managers who've come. Cocktail guru Jacob Grier has visited as part of the retinue from Portland.


The Breeder

March 23rd, 2017 by Will Ziebell

Washington State based Select Botanicals Group has developed some of the hops most beloved of craft brewers. We met head breeder Jason Perrault when he was in Melbourne to talk torture, promiscuity and limitless possibilities.


Foreign Import

March 21st, 2017 by Will Ziebell

It's not unusual for you startup breweries to seek advice from experts. They don't often fly them in from the other side of the world, however. Will Ziebell meets the former Pilsner Urquell brewer assisting the team at Brunswick's Foreigner.


Brewing Up Excellence

March 16th, 2017 by Will Ziebell

The Victorian State Government recently announced it was contributing half a million dollars towards the development of a Centre of Excellence for beer in Ballarat. Will Ziebell finds out more from the man driving the project.


1,000 Brews And Counting

February 27th, 2017 by Will Ziebell

Mornington Peninsula Brewery recently brewed the 1,000th batch of beer at its original site. So we chatted to the man at the helm for them all, a brewer who's been making beer since the early days of Mountain Goat.


The Beers Really From Up Here

February 21st, 2017 by Will Ziebell

There's been plenty of talk about the rise of craft beer in Queensland in recent years. For the most part, it's been centred around the state's South East but, as Will Ziebell finds, it's gaining a toehold in the Far North too.


West of Centre

January 30th, 2017 by Will Ziebell

Just southwest of Melbourne's CBD is a small brewery producing hop forward, West Coast USA influenced beers. Will Ziebell spoke to the American expat who opened Westside Ale Works with the aim of fostering even more love for the mighty hop.

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