Articles by Will Ziebell

Badlands Building A New Home In Orange

Badlands Building A New Home In Orange

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.

October 14, 2021 by Will Ziebell


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.


Exclusively Yours: The Rise Of Brewery Subscriptions

October 6, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Beer clubs and brewery memberships are far from new but recent years have seen such them grow alongside online beer sales. We spoke to Molly Rose, Black Arts and Van Dieman Brewing about their exclusive clubs and why they do it.


The Mill Expand And Rebrand

October 4, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Melbourne venues are looking forward to the end of the month but The Mill Brewery have more reason than most to be excited. They've recently finished work on a production brewery in Thomastown and rebranded too.


Shapeshifter's Taproom Opens Today

October 1, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Shapeshifter have been building a reputation for their hazy beers, big stouts and willingness to embrace new trends since launching in 2019. Today, they open the doors to their new home, featuring a 12hL brewhouse and a dozen taps.


Firies-Supporting Brewing Company Wins Brew Rocket Grant

September 29, 2021 by Will Ziebell

A brewing company created to support emergency service workers has won the first Brew Rocket grant designed to reward sustainability and social responsibility. Firehouse 51 was selected by a panel put together by Craft Instinct.


Going Green: KlippaKan

September 24, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Plastic can holders might be ubiquitous in craft beer but a local company has developed another way to keep your tinnies together. Johnston Packaging and Grifter have just unveiled the KlippaKan, which has been in the works for a year.


Brew & A: Stingray

September 20, 2021 by Will Ziebell

When you work in a bar or brewery, you may well impart a little of your personality onto the business. For Bodriggy's Stingray, however, he's gone rather further: his name is now that of their upstairs bar and an offshoot beer brand.


Chappy's Crafty Chippies

September 17, 2021 by Will Ziebell

It started as a side hustle in the food truck at Thunder Road and has since outgrown two kitchens and become a popular snack – and beer pairing item – in Melbourne's crafty venues. We meet the man behind Chappy's Snacks.


Seltzers: Hard Sell Or Easy As?

September 14, 2021 by Will Ziebell

At the start of 2020, we looked at the arrival of hard seltzers in Australia. With local producers hoping for a summer of seltzer ahead, we chatted to those making and selling them to find out how far they've come and where they're heading.

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