Articles by Will Ziebell

Forrest Fells New Ground

Otways brewery Forrest has unveiled ambitious plans for the future. The brother and sister team behind the brewery have secured $1.49m in government funding and plan to create a large brewery and venue in a historic timber mill.

October 19th, 2018 by Will Ziebell


The Patron of Footscray

October 17th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

In one of the more unusual collaborations of recent times, Hop Nation is releasing a new beer created with the Footscray Historical Society. The Patron is a mid-strength featuring the image of one of the suburb's past industrial leaders.


Spirituous Away

October 10th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

The rise of craft brewers and distillers is creating ever more chances for cross-pollination. As Wolf of the Willows launches its Barrel Exchange Program with Lark, we speak to them as well as the small Gippsland operation blending boozes in house.


Time For Change At Rocks

October 4th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

A change in ownership structure at Rocks Brewing in Sydney will see the Alexandria brewery and venue evolve into the Bourke Road Brewhouse in the coming months.


Advancing Beer Education

October 1st, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Matt Marinich has been one of the leaders when it comes to education in the Australian beer world for years. And this month, he's become an Advanced Cicerone, the first in Australia – and, indeed, the Southern Hemisphere.


Who Brews Bucket Beers?

September 26th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

They're bringing local beer to the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, brew in an old powerstation overlooking a river and their name has one heck of a convoluted backstory involving kids and dogs. Meet Bucket Brewery.


Festive Adventage

September 25th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Since their debut in Australia just a handful of years ago, beer-filled advent calendars have become remarkably popular, with thousands expected to be sold this year. Will Ziebell spoke to some of the people putting them together.


Good Drinking For Gage Roads

September 20th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Gage Roads is putting of its brands, both those developed in house and those they've acquired, under the new Good Drinks Australia umbrella and looks set to continue to build a family of drinks brands like Tribe and Fermentum.


Beer Springs In Alice

September 18th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

The challenges of establishing a craft beer scene in the Northern Territory are greater than any other region of Australia. But the past few years have seen one start to take shape, with Alice Springs Brewing Co the latest addition.


The Collaborators: The Barrel Dealer

September 13th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

The demand for barrels from craft brewers and small distilleries has grown to such an extent, being a barrel dealer is a viable business. We got in touch with one to find out more.

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