Articles by Will Ziebell

The Balter Sale: Analysis

Following today's Balter sale to CUB, we spoke to an expert in the business of beer about the potential ramifications for the industry as the IBA puts out a statement about independence.

December 5th, 2019 by Will Ziebell


The Collaborators: Louie SK

December 3rd, 2019 by Will Ziebell

There's plenty of common ground between the worlds of craft beer and gaming, both of which collide at Bar SK in Collingwood. Will Ziebell caught up with co-owner Louie Roots about his mission to bring gaming to local beer.


Space Yeast, Rare Fruit & Roving Coolships

November 27th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Dozens of international breweries send their beers to Australia, but there's only one we know of using yeast harvested at 70,000 feet and a roving coolship. Will Ziebell chatted to the man behind Lanikai's Hawaiian beers to find out more.


Sailing On A Black Flag

November 26th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

When the 75th Sydney To Hobart Yacht Race takes place this summer, the local beer world will have skin in the game. Gold Coast brewery Black Hops are sponsoring 114-year-old spinnaker Katwincher.


Founders First Continue To Accelerate

November 25th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Founders First, the "craft accelerator" that started out with an investment in Jetty Road, today they'll announced they're adding SA beverage company Sparkke to their portfolio, continuing a frantic burst of activity ahead of their IPO.


BrewDog Brisbane Opens

November 21st, 2019 by Will Ziebell

BrewDog's long-mooted DogTap venue finally opened today with the Scottish brewing company pledging to donate all earnings from their first day to bushfire relief as the Queensland State Government launched two new ventures too.


Wildflower Top The First Drink Easy Awards

November 19th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

A beer from Wildflower has been voted Best Drink In Australia at the inaugural Drink Easy awards. It was judged the finest entry from around 1,250 entries spanning beer, cider, wine, spirits and soft drinks.


Hop Nation Movin' On Up

November 15th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Hop Nation are to embark on a major expansion project in 2020. They've secured a new site close to, but far larger than their existing home in Footscray and plan to build a 25 hec brewery and 100-plus capacity venue.


Beer Travel: Port Macquarie

November 7th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Port Macquarie might be best known for its pristine beaches, surrounding natural beauty and koalas. But there's three breweries that call the town home too. Will Ziebell called in at them all – plus Port Mac's other beery outlets.


Podcast People: The Chosen Brew

November 6th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

If you work in beer or just have a passion for it, chances are there are key beers that brought you to this point. That's the topic at the heart of The Chosen Brew, a podcast that's celebrating its third anniversary this week.

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