Articles by Will Ziebell

It's Good To Be Social

It's fair to say 2020 has thrown plenty of curveballs at the beer industry yet the industry's come up with plenty of ways to do good. Now Local Brewing Co have brought a number of them together under the Social Tinnies banner.

November 5, 2020 by Will Ziebell


Black Hops & Love For Local Dominate Beer Cartel's 2020 Survey

November 5, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Support for local beer rose sharply in 2020 as drinkers rallied behind their locals during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Beer Cartel's annual survey. It also says Black Hops replace Balter as the country's favourite brewery.


Back On The Craft Beers Pt II

October 28, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Many of Melbourne's historic pubs have been closed this year longer than they were during even the world wars. Among them is the Rainbow Hotel in Fitzroy. As they prepare to reopen after 180 days closed, we ask how it's been.


Dark Emu – Telling Stories With Beer

October 22, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Sailors Grave are among the country's most avid and adventurous collaborators and harvesters of all things local to East Gippsland. But the Orbost brewery's latest collab really gets to the heart of the brewery.


Bacchus To The Drawing Board

October 20, 2020 by Will Ziebell

If there's a beer trend taking off, there's a good chance Brisbane's Bacchus Brewing will be one of the first on board. One that's passed the envelope-pushers by is cans; until now, with the brewery making the switch this November.


Black Hops Buy Brisbane's Semi-Pro

October 20, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Black Hops have bought Brisbane's Semi-Pro Brewing and will turn their East Brisbane brewpub into the third Black Hops brewery venue. The Semi-Pro founders are sticking around as part of the new venture.


Going Green: BrewDog's Big Ideas

October 14, 2020 by Will Ziebell

The beer industry is responsible for generating a lot of carbon dioxide but BrewDog are on a path to change that. We caught up with their top dog in Australia to talk about carbon offset plans as they mark one year here.


Postcards from the Edge No.55: Check Yourself

October 13, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Venues across the country have implemented COVID-Safe plans to let punters inside and now the Night Time Industries Association is calling on customers to do their part too.


Who Brews Bracket Beers?

October 12, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Bracket Brewing opened the doors to their Alexandria brewery a little after the City of Sydney began to enjoy an easing of COVID-19 restrictions. We caught up with the father and son team to ask Who Brews Bracket beers?


More Sober, More Often

October 1, 2020 by Will Ziebell

As Ocsober kicks off, the choices for anyone wanting an booze-free beer, wine or spirit in their hand is bigger than ever before. Heck, there's even a new online retailer specialising in them.

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