Articles by Will Ziebell

Gone To Pot

The search for new techniques, flavours and experiences in the beer world continues apace. At The Craft & Co in Collingwood, brewer Heath McVeigh has been brewing with the sort of clay amphora used for beer and wine in the Roman Empire.

August 1st, 2017 by Will Ziebell


Meet The Beeries

July 31st, 2017 by Will Ziebell

If two awards nights in 24 hours wasn't enough to sate you, don't worry: The Beeries is coming. It's a beer awards with a difference, one that focuses on the broader beer community and the people within and comes to Brisbane in September.


Crafty Crawls: Preston

July 14th, 2017 by Will Ziebell

As craft beer nudges ever further outwards from its original Melbourne heartlands, so do our Crafty Crawls. Here, Will Ziebell finds much to satisfy in the evolving suburb that of Preston.


Craft Beer Heroes: John Preston

July 6th, 2017 by Will Ziebell

John Preston is one of the country's most unassuming craft beer heroes. In various ways, he's been helping drive the country's homebrew scene forward while supporting many ventures in the commercial brewing world too.


Something's Brewing On Southbank

June 27th, 2017 by Will Ziebell

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.


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.

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