getting blind with crafty

Help Us Get Blind: Hazy Pales

Having managed to squeeze in a post-lockdown(s) blind tasting just before 2020 drew to a close, we're kicking off the new year with a look at hazy pales. And we'd love your help compiling a long list of those available in Australia.

January 11, 2021 by Crafty Pint


Getting Blind With Crafty: Non-Alcoholic Beer

December 7, 2020 by James Smith

For our first and only blind tasting of 2020, we went with a suitably 2020 lineup: non-alcoholic beers. They may well ruin the pun in the series title, but how do they stack up in front of our panel of industry experts?


Help Us Get Blind: Pint of Origin Championship

April 14, 2019 by Crafty Pint

At Good Beer Week 2019, we're combining two of our favourite things: Pint of Origin and blind tastings. We'll pit an IPA from each of the 16 regions against each other and you get to choose them.


Getting Blind With Crafty: XPAs

March 25, 2019 by James Smith

Is it just a marketing term? Are XPAs just pale ales or session IPAs by another name? Either way, there's plenty around so we took on more than 20 of them in another Crafty blind tasting.


Help Us Get Blind: XPAs

March 5, 2019 by Crafty Pint

For our first blind tasting of 2019 we're going to look at XPAs. Sure, it's a category that remains open to some interpretation but plenty of people are brewing and drinking them so it seems only right.


Getting Blind With Crafty: NEIPAs

December 10, 2018 by Crafty Pint

For the first time in many years of running blind tastings, we've had a brewery go back to back in top spot. In our final panel tasting of 2018, we looked at NEIPAs from breweries across Australia and here's how they fared.


Getting Blind With Crafty: Mid-Strengths

November 12, 2018 by Crafty Pint

Following our article on the golden age of mid-strengths, we gathered a panel to assess more than 20 available around Australia for our latest blind tasting. So who came out on top...?


Help Us Get Blind: Mid-Strengths

October 29, 2018 by Crafty Pint

Following our Golden Age Of Mids? feature, we're bringing our blind tastings out of hibernation to see who's doing such beers the best. We're getting a panel together in early November and want your help picking the lineup.


Getting Blind With Crafty: Session Sours

February 12, 2018 by Crafty Pint

For our first blind tasting of 2018, we lined up a pretty eclectic selection of beers that form part of the beer world's current fondness for sour styles. And the year got off to a fine start with a winning beer from a brewpub few readers will yet have visited.


Help Us Get Blind: Session Sours

January 19, 2018 by Crafty Pint

For our first Getting Blind With Crafty tasting of 2018, we're going to embrace the broad church of beers that might be tagged "session sours" – Berliner weisse, gose, kettle sours and so on. And now is your chance to help us decide which to feature.

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