Articles by Will Ziebell

The Big Issue: The Future Of Beer Fests

How will beer festivals look in a post-COVID world? We chat to the organisers of those still going ahead in 2020 and others who've had to adapt about the future of major events in the local beer world.

August 19, 2020 by Will Ziebell


Who Brews 27 South Beers?

August 13, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Brisbane's busy beer scene is located along the 27th parallel; it's a fact one of the city's newest brewing companies is keen to shout about. We caught up with 27 South Brewing as part of our Who Brews? series.


Crafty Cabal Update - August 2020

August 7, 2020 by Will Ziebell

As the beer world returns to something approaching normality in most of Australia, we've been adding plenty of new deals, giveaways and events for members of our beer club, The Crafty Cabal.


Hop Nation Set Up In Mornington

August 3, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Hop Nation have taken over the former site of Mornington Peninsula Brewery's main production brewery. It follows Mornington owner Tribe Breweries' decision to stop using the site earlier in the year.


A New Competition For WA Brewers

July 30, 2020 by Will Ziebell

This year's WA Good Food Guide Awards will feature beer for the first time. The competition will judge only WA beers with the judging panel led by The Crafty Pint's own Guy Southern.


Postcards from the Edge No.46: Lockdown Life

July 29, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Streets are emptier, bottleshops and cellar doors are quieter, masks – and a greater sense of fear – are everywhere. Midway through the scheduled six weeks of Lockdown Mk II, we chat to two reps about life in Melbourne's beer world.


Postcards from the Edge No.43: Bingo – It's A Gas

July 14, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Watching customers pull into and out of a servo in Wagga Wagga might sound like an odd way to spend a Tuesday night. But the Servo Bingo concept, launched by the Thirsty Crow during lockdown, is proving a hit.


Melbourne Goes Into Lockdown Again

July 7, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Victoria's Premier Daniel Andrews has announced Melbourne will face its second lockdown. The return to stage 3 conditions sees all pubs, bars and brewery venues closed for six weeks with potentially devastating consequences.


Postcards from the Edge No.43: Open & Shut Case

July 6, 2020 by Will Ziebell

It's a scenario all venue owners have feared since Australia started to move towards reopening: a second lockdown. And it came to Ascot Vale on the day Jimmy's Tap & Barrel was set to open for the first time since March.


Craft: What Does It Mean & Does It Matter?

July 3, 2020 by Will Ziebell

The debate is almost as old as craft beer itself: just what does "craft" mean? British beer writer Pete Brown spent lockdown writing a book examining the term and arguing that it remains absolutely essential.

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