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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 3rd, 2016 by Crafty Pint


Drinking In Style: IPA

August 2nd, 2016 by Chris Brady

In advance of publishing the results from part II of our IPA blind tasting, our Resident Beer Scholar returns with a look at the style. Busting myths and telling the IPA's tale from the 18th century through to today's frenzied hop obsession.


Best Beers of 2016 – So Far

July 4th, 2016 by Crafty Pint

We're not big fans of lists here at Crafty Towers, but with so many new beers released every week we felt we'd make an exception to take stock midway through 2016. We asked contributors to nominate their best new brews and here are the top picks.


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.


In Hot Pursuit Of Hoppiness

June 3rd, 2016 by Matt King

When it comes to delivering the message of "Fresh is best", has anyone gone to greater lengths than the duo from Adelaide's Big Shed Brewing Concern? Matt King reports on their unique Cannonball Run of beer.


Ocho's Online Brewery

April 26th, 2016 by Bert Spinks

The flurry of new brewing companies opening in Tasmania continues apace. Yet it's fair to say that Ocho stands out. Not just because it opened with a barrel-aged saison, but because its means of getting beer to punters is rather unusual.


Fixated On IPA

December 7th, 2015 by Crafty Pint

Australia is set to get its first IPA brewing company. Fixation is a new venture between the Stone & Wood Group and IPA-loving former Mountain Goat rep, Melbourne beer legend Tom Delmont, that will release nothing but India Pale Ales.


Enter The Cabal

December 3rd, 2015 by Crafty Pint

Fancy helping us in our mission to elevate Australian craft beer to even greater heights and getting free beer and other awesome benefits at the same time? Then you can! By joining our new reader bonus scheme, The Crafty Cabal.


40 Acres Brewing

November 30th, 2015 by Trev Birks

His working life as a Navy electrician has taken him to China, Vietnam, Malaysia and China again. But, following a holiday on the Murray, Trevor Mitchell has planted his family on land in Central Victoria and turned 25 years of home brewing nous into 40 Acres Brewing.


Back In The Dock

October 28th, 2015 by Nick Oscilowski

Since leaving the brewing company he put on the map, former Riverside man Dave Padden has relaunched as Akasha. After months brewing with friends at Rocks, he's about to release the first beers from his new Five Dock home.

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