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Getting Blind With Crafty: Pale Lagers

For our final blind tasting of 2015, we looked at a style that's becoming increasingly popular with Australian craft brewers: pale lagers. We lined up 26 different beers (including a few "New World" versions) from brewers big and small. And this is how they fared.

November 10, 2015 by Crafty Pint


Drinking In Style: Pale Lagers

November 9, 2015 by Chris Brady

Love lager or keen to know a little more about the world's most popular style? Before we publish the results of our pale lager blind tasting, here's Resident Beer Scholar Chris Brady with another colourful journey into beer's multifarious past.


An Old Dog's New Tricks

September 16, 2015 by Crafty Pint

A Tasmanian brewer hit hard by the collapse of an equipment supplier is finally about to brew its first beers. We caught up with The Winston's Kris Miles.


Drinking In Style: English Ales

May 11, 2015 by Chris Brady

They may not have the sex appeal of many US-inspired contemporary beers, but classics are classics for a reason. Here our resident scholar looks at some of the most popular English ale styles.


Getting Blind With Crafty: How We Judge

March 30, 2015 by Crafty Pint

Approximately every couple of months, we host a blind tasting of beers – usually matching the season or a current hot topic. Here's how we carry out the judging and the thinking behind our methods.


Drinking In Style: Porter

July 14, 2014 by Chris Brady

After a rather lengthy break, we reconvened the Crafty Pint Blind Tasting Panel at the weekend for a look at porters. As ever, before publishing the results, here we have our Resident Beer Scholar, Chris Brady, delving back into the beer’s colourful and myth-riddled past to ascertain just what it …


Drinking In Style: Christmas Beers

December 13, 2013 by Chris Brady

On the eve of our final Blind Tasting of 2013, resident Beer Scholar Chris Brady has taken another delve into the past so he can deliver another sermon of style. This time we’re looking at Christmas beers because, well, because it’s Christmas.


Drinking In Style: Golden Ales

November 29, 2013 by Chris Brady

With summer approaching, we decided to look at the lighter end of the beer spectrum for our next Blind Tasting. As such, we opted for a rather loose collection of beers that fall under the Golden / Summer Ale bracket. And, as usually happens in these circumstances, we sent resident Beer Scholar Chri…


Drinking In Style: Amber and Red Ales

October 14, 2013 by Chris Brady

In order to keep pace with the Crafty Pint Tasting Panel, this month'€™s instalment of Drinking In Style takes a look at two styles named for their respective hues: amber and red. If only there were a green ale to complete a brewer's traffic light…


Drinking In Style: Imperial Stouts

September 6, 2013 by Chris Brady

In conjunction with our blind tasting of imperial stouts, we return to our resident beer scholar, Chris Brady, to find out more about the historic style that is embraced my growing number of Aussie brewers each winter.

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