Articles by Will Ziebell

The Disposable Hero Of Hopocrisy

The Disposable Hero Of Hopocrisy

He's been working in beer and hospo for more than three decades, has sold more beer than most Australians, and now finally has one of his own. We caught up with one of Melbourne's best known faces in beer to find out more.

April 21, 2022 by Will Ziebell


Young Henrys: Ten Lessons From Ten Years

April 15, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Young Henrys have brewed so many collaborations, sponsored so many events, and sold beer at so many gigs you'd be forgiven for thinking they're older than ten. As they mark that milestone, they share some of the lessons learned.


Craft Beer & Blood: Meet Deathmatch Downunder

April 14, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Fluorescent lights exploding on people's heads. Chairs wrapped in barbed wire being thrashed across blood-flecked backs. And a sweaty man in not a lot of lycra drinking a lager from The Albert Brewery. Meet Deathmatch Downunder.


Capital Claim Carbon First As Aussies Brew A Greener Future

April 5, 2022 by Will Ziebell

A number of Australian brewers are leading the way when it comes to sustainability, with Capital becoming the first Climate Active certified carbon neutral brewery, Rocky Ridge and Big Shed winning sustainability awards, and others going carbon neutral too.


Australians Brew For Ukraine

March 31, 2022 by Will Ziebell

As war in Ukraine continues, local brewers are rallying in support. Prancing Pony, Barossa Valley Brewing and Route 9 Distillery brewed a collab this week, while Dangerous Ales are releasing their Ukrainian Imperial Stout today.


Biotransformation: Where Hops & Yeast Meet

March 30, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Many fans of hoppy beers will have enjoyed the fruits of Sam Bethune's labour from his days at Fixation. These days, he's with ingredients supplier Bintani where he's been experimenting ahead of the 2022 High Country Hop.


Budget Tax Changes Welcomed By Indie Brewers

March 30, 2022 by Will Ziebell

This year's federal budget has introduced a number of tax changes relevant to brewers, which the IBA says is largely welcome news for members, while hoping further excise reform could be on the way.


Who Brews Welcome Swallow Beers?

March 28, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Welcome Swallow brew in the heart of Tasmania's hop country – the realisation of a long-held dream of a local farmer and his mate. With the hop harvest underway, we invited them to take part in our long-running Who Brews? series.


One Drop Look To Clean Up

March 24, 2022 by Will Ziebell

One Drop are a brewery that frequently experiment with beer ingredients and styles but it's their latest process that has the Sydney outfit most excited. They've been trialling a process they call Clean Fusion, which they say not only gets the most out of their hops but solves a number of technical issues too.


Bionic Beer Builds Bionic Arms

March 18, 2022 by Will Ziebell

At its core, brewing is a manufacturing process but Ocean Reach's Bionic IPA shows how local breweries can change lives for the better. The brewers have partnered with Free 3D Hands to help develop bionic arms at an affordable price.

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