Articles by Will Ziebell

Ryefield Hops: Securing A Future

Ryefield Hops: Securing A Future

At the start of last year, the small-scale Ryefield Hops' entire harvest was destroyed by drought and the subsequent bushfires. We caught up with co-founder Jade McManus to talk about the year that was and their plans for the future.

January 6, 2021 by Will Ziebell


The Curious Case Of Lord Howe Island's Breweries

December 18, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Last week, Lion's managing director announced their plans to help build a brewery on Lord Howe Island. It turns out this was news to many of those running the island – and the existing Lord Howe Island Brewing Co.


Headin' Down To Castlemaine's Love Shack

December 16, 2020 by Will Ziebell

New Year's Eve at Castlemaine's Theatre Royal is always a hoot. And the ringing in of 2021 is set to be bigger and beerier too, with the opening of Love Shack Brewing Co on New Year's Eve.


Beer Travel: The High Country Breweries Pt 2

December 4, 2020 by Will Ziebell

In part two of our guide to the High Country breweries, we start off in Myrtleford before taking the long, winding and beer-soaked road back to Melbourne. Join us!


Manuka Oval's Crafty Takeover

December 1, 2020 by Will Ziebell

In an historic decision, BentSpoke, Capital and Lion have each been given two bars each at the ACT's Manuka Oval for the upcoming 2020 cricket season.


Range Abbotsford Opens Today

November 27, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Just over a week after they cleaned up at the Indies awards, Range Brewing are opening their Abbotsford taproom. Will Ziebell called in for a sneak peek with co-founder Gerard Martin.


Bad Shepherd: Five Years In Five Beers

November 27, 2020 by Will Ziebell

It's five years since Bad Shepherd opened their Cheltenham brewpub, a half decade of huge change in beer. We invited co-founder Dereck Hales to take a trip down Memory Lane via five of their beers.


Blackman's Grovedale Groove

November 26, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Having well and truly outgrown their Torquay home, Blackman's are set to open a new brewery in Geelong next year. Will Ziebell spoke to founder Renn Blackman about the latest expansion for the family brewery.


Jetty Road To Lorne Pier

November 25, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Mornington Peninsula-based Jetty Road are set to welcome beer fans to another popular tourist spot from next week as they set up home in Lorne. They've also confirmed they're no longer going ahead with a South Melbourne brewpub.


Hop Nation's Zymurgy Zone

November 20, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Today sees Hop Nation open a new venue with the team behind Yarraville's fine diner Navi. We caught up with brewery co-founder Sam Hambour to find out more about the West Footscray space.

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