Articles by Will Ziebell

Around The Blend

There will be many new beers launched at Good Beer Week and GABS next week, but none quite like Woods Of The North: it's a blend of barrel aged beers from five Australian brewers. We chatted to two of the brewers involved about the art of blending.

May 8th, 2018 by Will Ziebell


Crafty Crawls: The 86 Tram Pt I

May 7th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

We kicked off our Crafty Crawls series of guides to Australia's best beer venues, grouped by their proximity and easily navigable by foot, bike or public transport, with the 86 tram. Two years on, there's so much more to find, it's now a two-parter.


World Beer Cup Winners 2018

May 4th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

James Squire, Nail and BentSpoke all won medals at the prestigious World Beer Cup in Nashville today (or last night US time). Will Ziebell caught up with Nail's John Stallwood as he knocked back a celebratory VPA.


Aussie Exports: Craig Thorn of BAOS

April 24th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

He's a hip hop artist who runs a Canadian beer podcast, YouTube channel and writes about beer too. But, before that, Craig Thorn was in Melbourne drinking macro lagers and feeling fancy. Now, as part of our Aussie Exports series, he tells us how that all changed.


Beer Nuts: Ben Costin

April 23rd, 2018 by Will Ziebell

At Brewsvegas 2018, the inaugural running of the Brewniverse Pageant took place. The aim was to crown a beer king or queen of Brisbane and the winner was Ben Costin. We find out more about him as part of our Beer Nuts series.


Royal Blood's Capital Connection

April 20th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

High flying UK rockers Royal Blood are heading to Australia for Groovin The Moo. And they've created their own beer too. Thanks to a friendship with one of Capital Brewing's owners, they've created Royal Brew, a blood orange IPA.


Howzat! 4 Pines Hits The SCG

April 20th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

New partnerships that would have been unthinkable a few years ago continued to be forged. 4 Pines has followed its deal with Manly Ferries by creating its own bar at the SCG, while Newstead will have its beers served on Queensland's long distance trains.


BrewCon 2018 Program Announced

April 17th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

There's a new name, new location, new categories and new entries for this year's craft brewers conference and craft beer awards. Now called BrewCon and The Indies, they take place in Sydney in June and the program and tickets are out now.


Crafty Cabal Update - April 2018

April 13th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Another month gone, another update from The Crafty Cabal, our beer lovers bonus scheme. We've got a new competition featuring Blizzard Brewing's beers plus new offers in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.


The Collaborators: Clint Weaver

April 12th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

The Collaborators is the series in which we shine a spotlight on people and businesses working in tandem with the craft beer world. Here, we meet a designer whose work adorns beer magazines, cans, decals and even a pub.

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