Articles by James Smith

Ten Years Of Crafty: Changing Tastes

Styles have come and gone, limited releases are a growing focus, and there's never been more choice for drinkers. Here, we look at just how far and fast tastes have changed since we launched The Crafty Pint.

September 9, 2020 by James Smith


Ten Years Of Crafty: Meet The Team II

September 7, 2020 by James Smith

In part two of the midway feature in our Ten Years Of Crafty series we again hand the mic to some of the people who've been part of the growth of the site over the past decade.


Ten Years Of Crafty: Meet The Team I

September 4, 2020 by James Smith

We've been blessed to have some wonderful people contribute to The Crafty Pint in various ways over the past decade. Here we kick off a two-parter featuring some of them and their highlights of the past decade.


Ten Years Of Crafty: The Big Ones

September 3, 2020 by James Smith

Lists. Bad news. Controversy. That's all people want, right? Thankfully, a perusal of the most read stories of the past decade on The Crafty Pint suggests you're a more discerning audience.


Ten Years Of Crafty: Infiltrating And Taking Over

September 2, 2020 by James Smith

The beer industry today is far bigger, far better in many ways, far more colourful and far more competitive. It's also changed plenty with independence now declared with the same gusto once applied to craft. Here's a look at how.


Ten Years Of Crafty: In Pictures

September 1, 2020 by James Smith

If a picture says a thousand words, then many millions have been spoken over the past decade in beer. Here's a collection of beers from the past decade. We could have run many, many more...


Ten Years Of Crafty: The Wobbly Boot

August 31, 2020 by James Smith

Today we kick off a series of features looking back over the ten years since The Crafty Pint launched. And where better to start than the start. Or, more accurately, before the start...


Brewers Celebrate Keg Theft Result

August 21, 2020 by James Smith

Late last year, a spate of keg thefts was brought into the public eye by WA's brewers. With two men now sentenced, they're hoping it serves as a warning to people unaware of the serious and costly impact of such actions.


Postcards from the Edge No.49: Wombating COVID

August 17, 2020 by James Smith

Three years ago, KAIJU! founders Nat and Callum Reeves chatted about collaborating with a New York brewery. When the pandemic shut the world down, instead of putting an end to such talk, it sparked Mortal Wombat.


Postcards from the Edge No.44: The Million Dollar Tip Jar

July 17, 2020 by James Smith

As soon as Lockdown Mk II hit, the team behind Tip Jar, a fund launched to support the hospitality sector, ramped up their efforts again. We chatted to them about their fundraising beer and cocktail and hopes for the future.

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