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Unfinished Mead Business

Having moved from beer writing to brewing, Willie Simpson is planning another change of tack as he turns 70: a return to mead. And kayaking. And sourdough baking. And astronomy. And...

January 17th, 2020 by James Smith


Crafty's Advent Calendar: Willie Simpson

December 7th, 2019 by James Smith

Back when there was about one-hundredth as much to write about in the local beer world, Willie Simpson was documenting the country's beers and brewers. Today, he's a brewer and hop grower in North West Tasmania.


Ten Years Of Seven Sheds, A Lifetime Of Beer

April 17th, 2018 by Bert Spinks

Tasmanian brewery Seven Sheds marks ten years this month. Its co-founder Willie Simpson has been a central figure in Australian beer for far longer, so Bert "Storyteller" Spinks caught up with him and a former pupil to reflect on a life in beer.


Beer Travel: Bushwalking with Beer

November 24th, 2015 by Bert Spinks

Having returned from the outer reaches of Northern Europe to his home state of Tasmania, wandering storyteller Bert Spinks has been out bushwalking. Here, he ponders the whys and wherefores of doing it with beer.

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