Articles by Will Ziebell

Founders First Continue To Accelerate

Founders First, the "craft accelerator" that started out with an investment in Jetty Road, today they'll announced they're adding SA beverage company Sparkke to their portfolio, continuing a frantic burst of activity ahead of their IPO.

November 25th, 2019 by Will Ziebell


BrewDog Brisbane Opens

November 21st, 2019 by Will Ziebell

BrewDog's long-mooted DogTap venue finally opened today with the Scottish brewing company pledging to donate all earnings from their first day to bushfire relief as the Queensland State Government launched two new ventures too.


Wildflower Top The First Drink Easy Awards

November 19th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

A beer from Wildflower has been voted Best Drink In Australia at the inaugural Drink Easy awards. It was judged the finest entry from around 1,250 entries spanning beer, cider, wine, spirits and soft drinks.


Hop Nation Movin' On Up

November 15th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Hop Nation are to embark on a major expansion project in 2020. They've secured a new site close to, but far larger than their existing home in Footscray and plan to build a 25 hec brewery and 100-plus capacity venue.


Beer Travel: Port Macquarie

November 7th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Port Macquarie might be best known for its pristine beaches, surrounding natural beauty and koalas. But there's three breweries that call the town home too. Will Ziebell called in at them all – plus Port Mac's other beery outlets.


Podcast People: The Chosen Brew

November 6th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

If you work in beer or just have a passion for it, chances are there are key beers that brought you to this point. That's the topic at the heart of The Chosen Brew, a podcast that's celebrating its third anniversary this week.


Behind Bars: East of Everything & Rosalita's

October 22nd, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Gen and Michael Cotter started bringing good booze to Melbourne's eastern suburbs a decade and a half ago. As they prepare to open Rosalita's – a third venue in the same building – we caught up with the team.


The Collaborators: Bluestone Yeast

October 18th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

From brewing yeast pioneer Chris White to an Aussie startup looking to bring locally produced yeast to Aussie brewers, in this Collaborators feature we find out all about the brothers behind Melbourne's Bluestone Yeast.


Crafty Cabal Update - October 2019

October 9th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Want to know what's going on with The Crafty Cabal, our beer lovers bonus scheme? In this update, there's more giveaways, more specials and info on an upcoming event too.


Who Brews Old Slang Beers?

October 7th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Idioms and old sayings are a popular source for breweries seeking inspiration for beer names and that's where new Victorian operation Old Slang have gone too. We caught up with the man behind the beers to find out more.

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