Articles by Will Ziebell

Podcast People: The Chosen Brew

If you work in beer or just have a passion for it, chances are there are key beers that brought you to this point. That's the topic at the heart of The Chosen Brew, a podcast that's celebrating its third anniversary this week.

November 6th, 2019 by Will Ziebell


Behind Bars: East of Everything & Rosalita's

October 22nd, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Gen and Michael Cotter started bringing good booze to Melbourne's eastern suburbs a decade and a half ago. As they prepare to open Rosalita's – a third venue in the same building – we caught up with the team.


The Collaborators: Bluestone Yeast

October 18th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

From brewing yeast pioneer Chris White to an Aussie startup looking to bring locally produced yeast to Aussie brewers, in this Collaborators feature we find out all about the brothers behind Melbourne's Bluestone Yeast.


Crafty Cabal Update - October 2019

October 9th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Want to know what's going on with The Crafty Cabal, our beer lovers bonus scheme? In this update, there's more giveaways, more specials and info on an upcoming event too.


Who Brews Old Slang Beers?

October 7th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Idioms and old sayings are a popular source for breweries seeking inspiration for beer names and that's where new Victorian operation Old Slang have gone too. We caught up with the man behind the beers to find out more.


The Booze World's Crowdfunding Barassi Line

October 3rd, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Since it became an option in Australia late last year, a number of breweries have launched equity crowdfunding campaigns. But none of them have been in WA or SA and, according to crowdfunding platform Birchal, that's because they can't.


Supermarket Success At The World Beer Awards

September 26th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

One of Coles' beer brands has picked up a trophy in the World Beer Awards in London. Tinnies Pale Ale was one of two Aussie category winners, with Sydney's Redoak collecting the other for their Chateau Sour.


Karma Kegs For The Climate

September 19th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Ahead of the Global Climate Strike​, the Good Beer Co have announced they’ll be bringing people together over beer to help raise money for the Great Barrier Reef. Will Ziebell spoke to brewing company founder James Grugeon.


Aussie Exports: Pat Keeble

September 18th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Stone & Wood have made an impression in the UK like few other genuinely Aussie brands in recent years. Much of that is down to one man, their London jack of all trades, Pat Keeble. Will Ziebell joined him for a Pac Ale in Fitzrovia.


The Blackhearts Family Story

September 16th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

The success of local producers is regularly lauded on these pages and elsewhere. But the achievements of Paul and Jess Ghaie in the world of good booze retail are as worthy of recognition as any indie brewer or winemaker.

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