Articles by Will Ziebell

Seltzers: Hard Sell Or Easy As?

Seltzers: Hard Sell Or Easy As?

At the start of 2020, we looked at the arrival of hard seltzers in Australia. With local producers hoping for a summer of seltzer ahead, we chatted to those making and selling them to find out how far they've come and where they're heading.

September 14, 2021 by Will Ziebell


The Collaborators: Vertek Innovations

September 6, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Is that decal really moving or is it time to head home? If you're in a bar featuring decals from Perth's Vertek Innovations, don't worry: they really are moving. We chatted to the couple bringing beer brands to life on the bar.


Hop Nation Add A Still To Their Bow

September 2, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Hop Nation are set to make their booze offering even more multifaceted in the coming months, with the brewery this week installing a still at their Footscray home.


Aussie Exports: Charlotte Feehan

August 31, 2021 by Will Ziebell

During six months in Melbourne, Charlotte Feehan faced redundancies, a pandemic and a broken ankle. But despite that, it's still a city she loves dearly. Today, she's head brewer at Abandoned Brewery in NZ, which we feel makes her a fitting Aussie Export.


The Big Issue: Private Label Beers

August 25, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Initial, Zytho, Tinnies, Colossal, Algorithm, Culture House, Gogo Fish – all the names of brands behind pales, IPAs, stouts and sours. And all brewed for the country's major drinks retailers. We look at the renewed rise of "homebrand" beers.


The Club Life

August 24, 2021 by Will Ziebell

More sports clubs are making the switch to craft beer and reaping the rewards. Will Ziebell spoke to a golf club in Toowoomba and a smaller bowlo in Brisbane's southwest about their successful recent conversions.


Embracing The Fruits

August 19, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Brewing may be an industrial process reliant on stainless and manufacturing capacity but some brewers are working closely with farmers to showcase the seasons via their beers, including Future Mountain and La Sirène.


Podcast People: Crack The Ceiling

August 13, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Crack the Ceiling is an Australian beer podcast run by two Americans with a wealth of experience and expertise in the local beer industry. We got in touch with Lindsy Greig and Tif Waldron to find out how they became podcasters.


The Welder's Dog Pack Grows Again

August 3, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Seven years on from the launch of their first craft beer bar in Armidale, The Welder's Dog team have opened a third. They've renovated the 135-year-old Oxford Hotel in Inverell, installing 20 taps and with a kitchen on the way.


Bridge Road To Open Melbourne Brewpub

July 22, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Beechworth's Bridge Road Brewers have today unveiled their plans to build a brewery in Melbourne. The new, 30 tap, 350-seat venue will be part of the East Brunswick Village development.

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