Articles by Will Ziebell

Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers Of 2018: The Voters

Voting is underway for the biggest public choice poll in the Aussie beer world. But faced with picking just five beers from thousands, how do you go about voting? And who's going to win? We posed questions of some of the nation's keenest beer lovers.

January 9th, 2019 by Will Ziebell


Beer Nuts: Dave Croft

January 7th, 2019 by Will Ziebell

Dave Croft is a man who likes to travel for beer. While many beer geeks make outrageous detours to drink beer from the source, Dave is truly a persistent pilgrim. We caught up with him to find out how it all started and how he plans to spend his 40th.


Unfamiliar Territory

December 29th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Slowly but surely, the beer scene in the Northern Territory is coming alive. Two more breweries opened in 2018 and more venues are dabbling too. We spoke to some of the Territory's pioneers and newcomers about the scene up Top.


The Abbotsford Renaissance

December 19th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

In recent times, you were more likely to see FOR LEASE signs going up on Abbotsford's historic pubs. But that's all changing, as new owners have injected life into a trio of pubs, helping turn it into one of Melbourne's best 'burbs for good beer.


Who Brews Mephisto Beers?

December 12th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

It's been a while now since we first spoke to Pete Wellington of Mephisto as part of a look at the next wave of SA brewers. Now, with his beers a regular fixture at indie venues in Adelaide, we went back to find out more.


Who Brews One Barrel Beers?

December 3rd, 2018 by Will Ziebell

He's worked in the military, the wine industry, been a private investigator and driven trucks around the country. Now, the Too Many Zooz-loving Mark Prior is focused on his beer operation, One Barrel Brewing.


Crafty Crawls: Hobart – The Breweries

November 30th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

In early spring, we revisited our Crafty Crawl guide to Hobart. The first article focused on the city's best beer venues and bottleshops. Now, in part two, we turn the focus to the small breweries and brewing companies that call the city home.


RateBeer Looks To The Antipodes

November 28th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Long-running beer rating service RateBeer, now part-owned by the world's biggest beer company, is introducing new features, including in-app retail, and is using Australia as a testing ground.


Beer Nuts: Haydz Sam

November 26th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

One of the more familiar – and unforgettable – faces around the Melbourne beer scene belongs to Haydz Sam. We chatted to him about beer Big and small, inspirations, dream beers and four blankets' worth of t-shirts.


Who Brews Forktree Beers?

November 20th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

It turns out turning an old shearing shed into a brewery can take a fair old while. But with all approvals finally signed off this month and guests now welcome at Forktree Brewery, we got in touch with founder Ben Hatcher to find out more.

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