Articles by Will Ziebell

Phantasm: The Ghost Coming To Your Beer

Phantasm: The Ghost Coming To Your Beer

Hops and their vibrant aromatics create much excitement among beer fans but a ghostly new flavour is attracting attention among brewers. That ghost is Phantasm, so we chatted to the man behind it and one of the first local brewers to try it.

Today by Will Ziebell


Pirate Life To Open South Melbourne Venue

Yesterday by Will Ziebell

Pirate Life are opening a venue in South Melbourne next year. It will be Pirate Life's first home on Australia's east coast, located near the iconic South Melbourne Market, and is set to pour beers from their Port Adelaide home.


The Suburban Brew Open Their Second Taproom Today

December 2, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Adelaide's beer drinkers can walk into a new brewery built by familiar faces from today as The Suburban Brew open a second home in the 'burbs. Before they swung open the doors in Glynde, we got in touch for a chat.


Moon Dog Plan To Take Over Franco Cozzo Footscray

December 1, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Moon Dog plan to build a new home in Melbourne's most iconic furniture store, with the brewery submitting an application to redevelop Franco Cozzo in Footscray. We chatted with cofounder Karl van Buuren to find out more.


Brew & A: Carla Naismith

November 30, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Brewing isn't a career many chose while in school and, while Carla Naismith is no different, she soon discovered a passion for the industry she's never been able to shake. We invited Shapeshifter's senior brewer to join us for a Brew & A.


Sobremesa Scoop Top Beer At Drink Easy Awards 2022

November 25, 2022 by Will Ziebell

The small, family-run Sobremesa scored the top beer at the 2022 Drink Easy Awards, finishing third overall in the competition that features all forms of drinks. Brick Lane, Mismatch and Molly Rose all made the best beer list too.


Who Brews Dusty Lizard Beers?

November 21, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Dusty Lizard opened in Wollongong in later 2020 and, while their taproom has proved a hit, the runaway star has been Dustin the lizard. He was too busy to chat, so ahead of their second birthday we chatted to the founders instead.


Who Brews Cold Hands Beers?

November 14, 2022 by Will Ziebell

The crew behind Cold Hands Brewing only started brewing together in February but they've wasted no time launching with their first commercial release out in September. We got in touch to hear how they brought it all together.


Bonza Airlines Will Take Flight With All Indie Beer

November 10, 2022 by Will Ziebell

Bonza Airlines are a new low-cost airline set to launch in the near future but when they do, its beer and food offering won't look all that low-cost. Instead, they'll be stocking entirely indie beer from the likes of Your Mates, Ballistic and Spinifex.


Tar Barrel: Old Dog, New Tricks

November 8, 2022 by Will Ziebell

After three years, the links between Tar Barrel and Mornington Peninsula Brewery are no more. As owner Matt Bebe makes a fresh start where he began, we chatted to him about staying local and the lessons learnt along the way.

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