Articles by Will Ziebell

Drink Smarter

Two years on from their launch, the University of Melbourne's courses focusing on beer and brewing have been completed by hundreds, with some students already securing work. University alumnus Will Ziebell returned to the scene.

February 13th, 2019 by Will Ziebell


Beer Nuts: Ode To The Road

February 8th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Oh, to hit the road with the end game being just that: the road. The couple behind Ode To The Road, Erin and Carmel, have been touring Australia more than a year, sampling as many breweries as possible – growlers and dog in tow.


Crafty Cabal Update - February 2019

February 7th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Time for a first update of 2019 from The Crafty Cabal, our beer lovers bonus scheme. We've got exclusive events, a bar shout, new giveaways and new deals. Check it!


Join The Club

February 6th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

The wartime munitions still hang on the walls, the old members still share stories on the greens outside, yet at many RSLs and bowlos around Australia craft beer is playing a role in attracting new members and keeping the joints alive.


Who Brews Hop Hen Beers?

January 30th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

A new year brings a new brewery for the Yarra Valley as a former primary school headmaster switches to brewmaster. Hop Hen opened just ahead of the Australia Day long weekend so we wasted no time finding out more.


Black Hops Set Crowdfunding First

January 25th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Just six days after opening their equity crowdfunding campaign to the public, Black Hops​ have reached their maximum fundraising target of $400,000 – and broken a few records in the process.


New Year. Lucky Beer

January 24th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

It's fair to say the Australian beer world isn't the most culturally diverse of places. But, as Chinese New Year approaches, the team at Temple is hoping to showcase aspects of that country's culture through a new "lucky ale".


Locals Heroes

January 22nd, 2019 by Will Ziebell

They rarely rise to become big sellers for the breweries that make them and are often lagers or approachable pale ales, yet that hasn't stop a growing number of local brewers launching beers with their locals and locale front and centre.


Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers Of 2018: The Voters

January 9th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Voting is underway for the biggest public choice poll in the Aussie beer world. But faced with picking just five beers from thousands, how do you go about voting? And who's going to win? We posed questions of some of the nation's keenest beer lovers.


Beer Nuts: Dave Croft

January 7th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Dave Croft is a man who likes to travel for beer. While many beer geeks make outrageous detours to drink beer from the source, Dave is truly a persistent pilgrim. We caught up with him to find out how it all started and how he plans to spend his 40th.

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