getting blind with crafty

Getting Blind with Crafty: IPA (Part II)

After two sessions, we've now put 40 Australian brewed IPAs to the test. In part II, we set about blind tasting beers weighing 6.5 percent and above. And here's the results; how did your favourites fare?

August 3, 2016 by Crafty Pint


Getting Blind With Crafty: IPA (Part I)

June 15, 2016 by Crafty Pint

It's been a while, but our blind tastings are back. And, having punished panelists with some less than thrilling lineups previously, here we tackle flavour of the month IPA. With so many now available, we're splitting the tasting over two panels.


Getting Blind With Crafty: Pale Lagers

November 10, 2015 by Crafty Pint

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.


Getting Blind With Crafty: Ownership Special

October 14, 2015 by Crafty Pint

Part two of our examination of the issue of ownership in the craft beer world is a blind tasting special. In it, we pit beers from the big brewers, major retailers and multinationals against those from small independent Australian brewing companies.


Getting Blind With Crafty: Stouts

August 17, 2015 by Crafty Pint

For our latest Blind Tasting we gathered a panel of beer experts to taste more than 25 local and international stouts. Who came out on top?


Getting Blind with Crafty: English Ales

May 12, 2015 by Crafty Pint

We head to the land where The Crafty Pint's founder spent most of his formative years for this blind tasting, which features a range of English style ales.


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.


Getting Blind With Crafty: XPA / Session IPA

February 3, 2015 by Crafty Pint

For our first Blind Tasting of 2015, we assembled a panel of beer lovers, experts and brewers to assess XPAs and session IPAs, two hot-right-now "styles".


Getting Blind With Crafty: Porter

July 15, 2014 by Crafty Pint

After a six-month hiatus instigated by a combination of incapacitation at Crafty Towers, a disgusting workload and then the inexorable passage of time, we finally got the Blind Tasting show back on the road at the weekend. Literally on the road too, taking it to Temple where one of the regular panel…


Getting Blind With Crafty: Christmas Ales

December 16, 2013 by Crafty Pint

“All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth. All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth…” Or in the case of a Christmas blind tasting, how about a classic coming out on top (to prove why classics are classics) and for there to be a jaw-dropping surprise at the top of the results …

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