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Drinking In Style: Porter

Drinking In Style: Porter

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 …

July 14, 2014 by Chris Brady


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.


Ask Brewer Jayne: How to judge beers

August 23, 2013 by Crafty Pint

This weekend is the occasion of the next Crafty Pint Blind Tasting Panel. We say “occasion” as it will feature Imperial Stouts and thus is the one causing the most ripples of excitement among panelists. Usually, we’d run a feature today from our resident Beer Scholar Chris Brady, but as he…


Drinking in Style: Brown Ales

July 5, 2013 by Chris Brady

After a brief post-Good Beer Week hiatus, the Crafty Pint Blind Tasting Panel returned this week and with it our regular series looking at beer styles is back. Crafty Towers' resident beer scholar (he’s asked we refrain from using “Beer Dork”) Chris Brady has donned cloth cap, put a whippet …


Drinking In Style: Saisons

April 17, 2013 by Chris Brady

Want to know a little more about the beers you love? Then read on, as Crafty’s resident “beer dork” Chris Brady (his words, not ours) kicks off what will be regular features looking at the beers of the world. Kicking it off is a look at saisons.


Drinking In Style

April 17, 2013 by Crafty Pint

As long term readers of The Crafty Pint will know, we try and keep things as light and breezy as we can. Where possible, we avoid getting too technical or nerdy (although there are those that argue the very fact it is a site about craft beer means it instantly qualifies as beer nerdy…) and …

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