Articles by Will Ziebell

Aussie Hops: An International Perspective

Aussie Hops: An International Perspective

Australian hops can ignite plenty of passion among local brewers but they're not alone. Overseas, the likes of Galaxy are often in high demand. With hop harvest underway, we asked some international brewers for their thoughts on our hops.

March 16, 2023 by Will Ziebell

Otherside To Open A Taproom At Perth Airport

March 14, 2023 by Will Ziebell

Perth Airport is set to become a whole lot craftier this year, with Otherside Brewing announcing they are building a taproom inside Terminal 2. We spoke to the team about their forthcoming new Brewlounge.

The Zythologist Find A Home

March 9, 2023 by Will Ziebell

Melbourne's southeast continues its crafty rise, with The Zythologist set to open by the end of 2023. We caught up with two of the chemical engineers behind the operation to ask what's next for the brewery launched at Monash Uni.

A Day In The Life Of: A Beer Buyer

March 8, 2023 by Will Ziebell

Being a beer buyer is an essential but somewhat hidden side of the industry and the kind of job that sounds as easy as they come. But, as Cherry Murphy explains, much work goes into deciding what makes the shelves at Blackhearts & Sparrows.

Brew & A: Rachel Freeman

March 7, 2023 by Will Ziebell

Many brewers started making beer so they could drink something they couldn't buy but even as craft beer's availability has spread, craft beer still has a way of pulling people into the industry. Rachel Freeman's career in beer started at 18 and the Temple brewer remains as passionate an advocate as when she was selling beer behind a bar.

Black Hops Top Beer Cartel's Australian Craft Beer Survey Again

March 2, 2023 by Will Ziebell

Black Hops have topped the Australian Craft Beer Survey for the second time running, voted Australia's best brewery ahead of GABS Hottest 100 toppers Mountain Culture and BentSpoke by more than 14,000 people who took part.

Nail Acquire Billabong Brewery & Celebrate With A Trophy

March 1, 2023 by Will Ziebell

Nail Brewing, pioneers of the Australian craft beer industry, have taken over another of the WA's longest-establisged breweries, Billabong. We chatted to founder John Stallwood as they enjoyed trophy success in Queensland.

The Collaborators: Pours Cocktails

February 23, 2023 by Will Ziebell

Pours features three founders who could have easily come together to launch a brewing company but instead created canned cocktails. We chatted to two of them about the novel idea and how it all came to life.

CBCo Take Non-Alc Craft Beer To A New Low

February 16, 2023 by Will Ziebell

CBCo have entered the alcohol-free space but the brewery's approach has seen them take a different path to most other breweries. We chatted to head brewer Ash Hazell about their new Alfa Laval De-Alc Module.

Behind The Sale The Wasn't To Be

February 15, 2023 by Will Ziebell

A few days on from the surprise announcement that their proposed sale to Good Drinks was off, Stomping Ground co-owner Steve Jeffares spoke to The Crafty Pint about the background to the decision and their future plans.

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