Articles by Will Ziebell

Is Fresh Always Best?

Fresh is best is a mantra we hear often in the beer world but can a beer be too fresh? Packaging shock is common parlance in the wine world but rarely raised in beer, while hazy, hoppy beers can perform better later too.

May 6, 2021 by Will Ziebell


Federal Government Increases Excise Refund For Brewers

May 1, 2021 by Will Ziebell

The Federal Government today announced that the excise refund cap for breweries and distilleries will increase from $100,000 to $350,000, with the decision welcomed by the Independent Breweries Association.


Follow The Beer Pioneer

April 26, 2021 by Will Ziebell

William Buckley's tale of survival is one that's stuck with Australians thanks to one iconic phrase. Now, a Melbourne comedian is tracing Buckley's path while visiting as many local breweries as he can.


Beer Travel With Bright Eyes

April 14, 2021 by Will Ziebell

How long do you think it would take to visit every single one of Australia's hundreds of breweries? Chelsea Bright is embarking on a mission to do just that – and plans to hit her target by Good Beer Week 2023.


The Collaborators: This Is My Boomstick!

April 13, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Boomstick Glassware blend a love for craft beer, pop culture and collaboration into the design of unique creations from which you can enjoy your favourite crafties. We chatted to the small team behind the project to find out more.


Going Green: Bright Bins

April 5, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Bright Brewery have long put sustainable practices at the core of their business and are now looking to take a recycling initiative nationwide.


We're Going On A Beer Hunt

March 31, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Beer tourism is an oft-touted economic benefit of the rise of local breweries. Now two suburban areas with more local beer than most have invested in the establishment of local brewery trails with support from local government.


Who Brews Nice Guys Beers?

March 30, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Melbourne is home to many suburban breweries with Richmond one that's played an essential role in the development in craft beer for decades. It's now home to Nice Guys, which brings a new aesthetic to the local beer scene.


West Bestern: The Rise Of The Hopheads

March 25, 2021 by Will Ziebell

The Hopheads story started in Melbourne's outer west but has been moving closer to the city ever since. Ahead of their third store opening in Yarraville, we caught up with the team to chat about the bottleshop 'n' bar's rise.


Carwyn's Forgotten Beers

March 18, 2021 by Will Ziebell

The mission at Carwyn Cellars has always been focused on bringing better booze to the people and now the bottleshop and bar team has started brewing. Well, brewing again. Well, releasing beer.

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