Articles by Judd Owen

One Year. Five Beers. Nine Fingers

His entry into commercial brewing was unusual – the prize for winning a homebrew competition was to brew a 2,000 litre batch and receive 12 months of mentorship. A year on, we caught up with David of Nine Fingers.

August 20th, 2019 by Judd Owen


Saison D'Être

May 30th, 2019 by Judd Owen

Many brewers love them, their characteristics are ideal for Australia's climate, they offer diversity and are wonderful with food. So why are saisons proving a harder sell than most in today's beer world?


A Critical Hit: Beer & Games

April 23rd, 2019 by Judd Owen

Dedicated gamer and homebrewing beer geek Judd Owen looks at the flourishing bond between those two worlds in the company of the owners of Brisbane's Netherworld and Sydney's 1989.


The Most Importantest Beers of 2018

December 1st, 2018 by Judd Owen

What's the best thing about December? No, not the impending summer holidays, the festive season or the music festivals. It's the torrent of Best Of lists. And we're getting in quick this year at The Crafty Pint.


The Big Issue: Drinking

October 30th, 2018 by Judd Owen

Working with beer is a dream job: free-flowing deliciousness, fun people and cool places. But alcohol is also a poison and working long or odd hours and being surrounded by beer poses challenges too.


Crafty Crawls: The Breweries Of Marrickville

October 26th, 2018 by Judd Owen

Two years on from publishing our Crafty Crawl guide to Sydney's Inner West, things have grown so fast we're having to revisit it. Here's a new hyper-local one focused on Marrickville with a broader Crafty Sprawl to follow.


Brew A Batch – An Ethical Guide To Homebrewing

August 8th, 2018 by Judd Owen

Brew A Batch is one of two quality beer books released in Australia in the lead up to Father's Day. It's a beginner's guide to homebrewing by Batch co-founder Chris Sidwa that delves into the brewer's ethos too. Judd Owen joined him to find out more.


Crafty Crawls: Rozelle, Balmain and Barangaroo

May 31st, 2018 by Judd Owen

Sydney's challenging topography can make it a challenge to get around. But in challenges, we see opportunity, which is why Judd Owen embarked on a mission to create a Crafty Crawl tying together some of the less easily accessed venues – with a ferry trip to boot.


What's In A Name?

January 9th, 2018 by Judd Owen

While many brewers are happy to stick to the [Brewery Name] [Beer Style] format when naming their beers, there are plenty who seem to take as much pleasure from coming up with beer titles as the liquid itself. We find out why from three of the most avid fans of beery wordplay.


Crafty Crawls: Redfern

October 20th, 2017 by Judd Owen

As the 2017 Sydney Beer Week kicks off, we return to the streets of the New South Wales capital for another Crafty Crawl. Here, Judd Owen takes us through Redfern in the manner only he can.

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