getting blind with crafty

Getting Blind With Crafty: XPA / Session IPA

Getting Blind With Crafty: XPA / Session IPA

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".

February 3, 2015 by Crafty Pint


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 …


Getting Blind With Crafty: Ambers and Reds

October 15, 2013 by Crafty Pint

There was much change afoot for our latest Crafty Pint Blind Tasting Panel at the weekend. For a start, it featured an entirely new set of panellists. Each and every one of those who taken part in a previous panel had their own excuse for not coming along, although we suspect that they may just be…


Getting Blind With Crafty: Imperial Stouts

August 26, 2013 by Crafty Pint

So which beers came out on top in the biggest (in every way) Crafty Pint blind tasting to date? HOw did the Aussies fare against beers from the Old World. Read on to find out...


Getting Blind With Crafty: Brown Ales

July 8, 2013 by Crafty Pint

What with things having turned cooler for most of Australia, for the fifth Crafty Pint Blind Tasting Panel we decided it was time to turn towards the darker realms of the beer world. And, with the star of the Sh!t Beer Geeks Say! video having debuted on the panel last time around, it seemed only rig…


Getting Blind With Crafty: Pint of Origin Pale-Off

May 13, 2013 by Crafty Pint

The latest Crafty Pint Blind Tasting Panel was one with a touch of Good Beer Week about it. With the festival imminent – and amongst its attractions the expanded Pint of Origin state-by-state showcase – we decided to pit Aussie against Aussie (with a mere hint of overseas flavour to remain consi…


Getting Blind with Crafty: Saisons

April 22, 2013 by Crafty Pint

There was an interesting build up to the most recent Crafty Pint Blind Tasting Panel. In our hunt to gather a solid collection of Australian and top international versions of the Saison style, we found ourselves collecting one bottle left in a paper bag – hidden outside the front of a house – an…


Getting Blind With Crafty: IPAs

March 17, 2013 by Crafty Pint

After a couple of lager-centric panels to kick off what are now monthly Blind Tasting Panels, the third showdown saw a sharp shift in direction into the beer style that is probably closest to the hearts of more craft beer lovers than any other: IPAs. As our resident beer lover panel member (who may …

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