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Pint of Origin Hits SA

A plethora of Aussie beer never before seen in SA is making its way to Adelaide as Pint of Origin takes its first steps outside Good Beer Week. The ever popular multi-venue showcase of Aussie beer appears across the city from July 2 to 10.

June 29th, 2016 by Crafty Pint


Getting Blind With Crafty: IPA (Part I)

June 15th, 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.


Aussie Exports: Oh Danada!

May 17th, 2016 by Kerry McBride

Aussie Exports is supposed to be a series of features on Australians doing fun things in craft beer overseas. Yet, this once, we're doing something a little different as we feature honorary Aussie Dan Johnston, now back in his native Canada at Collective Arts.


Pint of Origin 2016 Preview Pt II

May 10th, 2016 by Crafty Pint

Time for part two of our preview of the biggest Pint of Origin yet. Good Beer Week 2016 will see 12 Melbourne and two Victorian pubs join the fun, while we've got the first hosted PoO buses and the return of the comp with Now Tapped.


Pint of Origin 2016 Preview Pt I

May 6th, 2016 by Crafty Pint

The ever popular Pint of Origin returns to Good Beer Week for a fifth time in 2016 bigger than ever. As well as a dozen Melbourne venues, there are two regional showcases in Geelong and Bendigo and a PoO Bus, hosted by The Crafty Pint.


The Big Issue: Quality

January 6th, 2016 by Crafty Pint

Is there anything more important when it comes to beer than quality, both when it leaves the brewery and the experience enjoyed by each drinker who buys a beer? For our first Big Issue feature of 2016, six experts share their views.


Getting Blind With Crafty: Pale Lagers

November 10th, 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 14th, 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 Into The Spirit

July 7th, 2015 by Nick Oscilowski

Marrickville's Batch Brewing Company has teamed up with Rosebery spirit producer Archie Rose to create a rye IPA and a rye spirit distilled from the same beer.


Getting Blind With Crafty: How We Judge

March 30th, 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.

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