Articles by Will Ziebell

Quantum Physicist, Champion Beer Writer, Brewer

Quantum Physicist, Champion Beer Writer, Brewer

The country's biggest beer competition might have skipped a year due to COVID but the Australian International Beer Awards are back. With entries open, we caught up with the last winner of the Best Media Trophy, Marie Claire Jarratt.

March 4, 2021 by Will Ziebell


Brew & A: Ben from Ida Pruul

March 2, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Westside Ale Works in South Melbourne always have a wide variety of beers pouring from their 30 taps. These days, they tend to include wild ales created on-site by Ben Sewell under the Ida Pruul banner.


Brunswick's Booze-Free Bar

February 25, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Alcohol-free alternatives to beer, wine and spirits have come a long way in recent times and soon Melburnians will have a dedicated space to try those offerings in. We got in touch with the Brunswick Aces team to find out more.


Who Brews Shapeshifter Beers?

February 22, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Shapeshifter launched in 2019 and have been finding fans across South Australia for their limited release hazy beers. We caught up with the brewing company's founders to ask them Who Brews Shapeshifter beers?


Boekamp Bier Relaunches As The Albert Brewery

February 12, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Boekamp Bier's sudden closure in December last year was sad news for Tassie craft drinkers and lager lovers. Now co-founder Mark French has relaunched with a new look and name but with the same dedication to lager. 


Dollar Bill's Ballarat Dream Quashed

February 11, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Dollar Bill's dream of opening a cellar door in Ballarat won't be turning into reality after the local council rejected their planning application. But the brewery's founders are already working on plans for what's next.


Putting The Micro In Microbrewing

February 9, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Use of the term has dropped away somewhat in recent years, but there's really one way one to describe Edward Kerr's research into barley protein at the University of Queensland: microbrewing.


A Hazy Shade Of Pale

February 5, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Hazy pale ales look set to be one of the styles of 2021 as more and more breweries add them to their core offerings and drinkers embrace their juicy, fluffy, fruity sessionability. But just what are they?


TikTok On The Beer Clock

February 4, 2021 by Will Ziebell

TikTok is the fastest-growing social media platform on the planet, but is there any craft beer content on there? And, if so, should Aussie beer lovers and breweries be using it? Will Ziebell heads down the rabbit hole...


Is The Growler Honeymoon Over?

January 21, 2021 by Will Ziebell

The popularity of growlers reached new heights when pubs shut and the government relaxed rules around repackaging booze. Those regulations return next month and people in the beer industry aren't overly happy..

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