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Getting Blind With Crafty: How We Judge – 2021 Update

We've been conducting blind tastings at The Crafty Pint since late 2012, both in-house and as pubic events across the country. As we get underway in 2021, we've tweaked the way we source and judge the beers.

February 7, 2021 by Crafty Pint


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...


Everybody! Beerstreet's Back, Alright!

February 3, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if a trio of opera singers with more than 20 years of experience came together to create a beer review show? Of course not. But, if you had, you're in luck...


A Book About Beer Geeks. For Beer Geeks. By A Beer Geek

February 2, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

SA beer writer Matt King has just released his first book. The Chronicles of Nelson Smart: Beer Connoisseur/Geek is a novel based loosely on Matt's experiences in the Aussie craft beer world over the past decade and is out now.


Who Brews At Snapper Point?

February 1, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

Why do you brew? "​​I love drinking beer." We got in touch with the man behind tiny SA brewing company Snapper Point to find out why he decided to make the move from homebrewing to pro brewing.


Who Brews The Hard Road Way?

January 27, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

Hard Road Brewing might have been a new name when they opened just before COVID-19 forced their brewpub doors to close. But the Bayswater team is far from new to beer, bringing together two existing Victorian operations.


Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers Of 2020: The Stories

January 25, 2021 by Crafty Pint

From the beer in top spot via two Queenslanders bursting into the top ten with new entries and a hazy from the Margaret River region, we chat to some of the people at breweries making waves in the 2020 poll.


Hottest 100 Of 2020: The Countdown

January 23, 2021 by Crafty Pint

The 2020 GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers poll has a new number one. More votes were case than ever before with Canberra's BentSpoke moving up to top spot after three years in third spot.


Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers Of 2020: The Table

January 23, 2021 by Crafty Pint

The votes have been cast and counted and there's a new winner in the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers poll. Canberra's BentSpoke have taken top spot for their flagship Crankshaft IPA.

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