Articles by Will Ziebell

Victorian Heritage

Bad Shepherd has plundered a bit of local brewing history in creating its new Victoria Pale Ale. It features the historic Melbourne Ale Yeast, brought back to life recently but dating back to the late 19th century.

November 14th, 2018 by Will Ziebell


Sydney – A Winning Perspective

November 13th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

At this year's Sydney Beer Week awards, two local businesses took out two trophies. We spoke to the man behind Akasha and Dylan Hayes, barman at Bitter Phew, about their triumph and the changing landscape for beer in the city.


GABS Heads To Brisbane

November 5th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

The travelling circus that is GABS is adding another stop to its itinerary in 2019 when it heads to Brisbane for the first time.


Sowing The Seeds Of Hemp Beer

October 25th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Young Henrys become the latest brewery to launch a hemp beer following law changes in Australia last year. We spoke to brewers using hemp as well as the researchers helping them get the flavours and aromas into their beers.


The Golden Age Of Mids?

October 24th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

There's never been a better time to be in the market for a lower alcohol beer. But why is that? And is demand growing as fast as the quality new releases? We speak to brewers and retailers to find out whether it's the golden age of mids.


Free To Brew What We Want

October 19th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Greater awareness around coeliac disease and gluten intolerance is leading to more GF products hitting the market, including beers. As a new gluten free brewery in Victoria nears opening, we find out more from brewers and researchers.


Forrest Fells New Ground

October 19th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Otways brewery Forrest has unveiled ambitious plans for the future. The brother and sister team behind the brewery have secured $1.49m in government funding and plan to create a large brewery and venue in a historic timber mill.


The Patron of Footscray

October 17th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

In one of the more unusual collaborations of recent times, Hop Nation is releasing a new beer created with the Footscray Historical Society. The Patron is a mid-strength featuring the image of one of the suburb's past industrial leaders.


Spirituous Away

October 10th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

The rise of craft brewers and distillers is creating ever more chances for cross-pollination. As Wolf of the Willows launches its Barrel Exchange Program with Lark, we speak to them as well as the small Gippsland operation blending boozes in house.


Time For Change At Rocks

October 4th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

A change in ownership structure at Rocks Brewing in Sydney will see the Alexandria brewery and venue evolve into the Bourke Road Brewhouse in the coming months.

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