Articles by Will Ziebell

The Collaborators: Wild Yeast Zoo

The Collaborators: Wild Yeast Zoo

Wild beers are the oldest form of brewing and still capture a certain romance. Stepping into that fray is Wild Yeast Zoo, a Newcastle-based venture that hopes to uncover new yeast strains of yeast and bring the public along for the journey.

October 27, 2022 by Will Ziebell


The Keys To A Good Time – Yours From Today

October 26, 2022 by Will Ziebell

The Keys Leisure Centre could well be Melbourne's most multifaceted venue, with the Preston haunt including a bowling alley, arcade, bistro, beer garden and three bars. As it opens, we chatted to one of the founders.


Big Shed: Ten Lessons From Ten Years

October 20, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Big Shed's story is the quintessential craft beer tale of two homebrewers taking a chance on themselves and their beers. As they celebrate a decade since launching, we asked Jason and Craig what they've learnt over the years.


A Day In The Life Of: A Beer Steward

October 13, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Ahead of the 2022 Indies awards, we went behind the scenes at judging. While there, Will Ziebell spent time with Joslyn Erickson, the Indies Coordinator, to find out who and what goes into becoming a beer awards steward.


The Beer Slingers: Bobbie Peels

October 11, 2022 by Will Ziebell

After years running various hospo businesses, including launching Burnley Brewing, old mates Phil Gijsbers and Neil Mills have their first pub. With renos complete at the historic Bobbie Peels, we invited them to kick off a new series.


Jarrah Boy Brings Native Ingredients To The Fore

October 6, 2022 by Will Ziebell

A new Sunshine Coast-based brewing company showcasing native ingredients is set to launch later this month. Jarrah Boy is the latest venture from Dale Vocale, an Indigenous chef, entrepreneur and proud Monero Ngarigo man.


Exit Australian Brewery. Enter Esker Beer Co

September 30, 2022 by Will Ziebell

The Australian Hotel & Brewery is entering a new era with the launch of Esker Beer Company. The new name and design was picked to better connect the longstanding brewery with their surrounds in Sydney's outer northwest.


The Spirit Of Oztoberfest

September 28, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Oktoberfest celebrations have long been a fixture in the beer calendar but 2022 has seen such events go into overdrive. We chatted to some of those behind the feast of fests to find out what they love about this time of year.


Who Brews Ursa Major Beer?

September 26, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Ursa Major is only visible in the Northern Hemisphere but the brewing company bearing the name brew their "otherworldly beer" in Australia. The founders are global brewers, who met in another city and still make beer from two bases.


Du Cane's Brewery & Dining Hall Launches In Launceston

September 24, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Launceston will have a brewpub of its own from this week as Du Cane Brewery & Dining Hall opens its doors. We chatted to founder Will Horan about what beer fans can expect from the space and his new partnership.

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