Articles by Will Ziebell

Crafty Crawls: Hobart – The Breweries

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.

November 30th, 2018 by Will Ziebell


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.


Victorian Heritage

November 14th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Bad Shepherd has plundered a bit of local brewing history in creating its new Victoria Pale Ale. It features the historic Melbourne Ale Yeast, brought back to life recently but dating back to the late 19th century.


Sydney – A Winning Perspective

November 13th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

At this year's Sydney Beer Week awards, two local businesses took out two trophies. We spoke to the man behind Akasha and Dylan Hayes, barman at Bitter Phew, about their triumph and the changing landscape for beer in the city.


GABS Heads To Brisbane

November 5th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

The travelling circus that is GABS is adding another stop to its itinerary in 2019 when it heads to Brisbane for the first time.


Sowing The Seeds Of Hemp Beer

October 25th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Young Henrys become the latest brewery to launch a hemp beer following law changes in Australia last year. We spoke to brewers using hemp as well as the researchers helping them get the flavours and aromas into their beers.


The Golden Age Of Mids?

October 24th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

There's never been a better time to be in the market for a lower alcohol beer. But why is that? And is demand growing as fast as the quality new releases? We speak to brewers and retailers to find out whether it's the golden age of mids.


Free To Brew What We Want

October 19th, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Greater awareness around coeliac disease and gluten intolerance is leading to more GF products hitting the market, including beers. As a new gluten free brewery in Victoria nears opening, we find out more from brewers and researchers.

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