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Help Us Get Blind: Lagers

Help Us Get Blind: Lagers

Lagers have been making a comeback in recent years and it turns out it's more than half a decade since we last put them to the test in a blind tasting. Want to help us compile a list as we do it all over again?

March 17, 2021 by Crafty Pint


Getting Blind With Crafty: Hazy Pales

February 8, 2021 by James Smith

They're hazy. They're pale. They're all the rage. But who's doing them well? For our first blind tasting of 2021, we got our hands on a stack of Aussie examples, amassed some expert palates, and put them to the test.


Getting Blind With Crafty: How We Judge – 2021 Update

February 7, 2021 by Crafty Pint

We've been conducting blind tastings at The Crafty Pint since late 2012, both in-house and as pubic events across the country. As we get underway in 2021, we've tweaked the way we source and judge the beers.


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.


The Golden Handshake

July 1, 2017 by Ross Lewis

Outgoing Feral sales boss Steve Finney was sent off in fine style last night as the beer brewed as his farewell gift picked up a trophy at the Perth Royal Beer Awards. There was major success for Margaret River Brewhouse too.


A Day In The Life Of: A Beer Judge

April 20, 2017 by Nick Oscilowski

Next month sees brewers and beer experts from across the globe gather in Melbourne for the Australian International Beer Awards. But what goes into being a beer judge? Is it the best job in the world. Nick O find out.


Getting Blind With Crafty: Saison Revisited

October 10, 2016 by Crafty Pint

It's a style that's much loved at Crafty Towers and a favourite of many brewers, as well as one that's broad and complex. So, 40 months on from last time, we assembled another blind tasting panel to assess a lineup of saisons.


Aussies Win Big In London

September 6, 2016 by Crafty Pint

Australian microbreweries collected both Supreme Champion trophies at last night's International Beer Challenge in London. Melbourne's Hawkers took out the brewery title with SA's Prancing Pony winning best beer.


Home State Glory In Perth

July 30, 2016 by Crafty Pint

Most of the silverware stayed at home at last night's Perth Royal Beer Show. Indeed, much of it ended up headed to one place: the joint brewery shared by Feral and Nail, with other winners including Billabong, Gage Roads and Elmar's.


The Big Issue: Gotta Catch 'Em All II

July 28, 2016 by Kerry McBride

In part I of Gotta Catch 'Em All, we looked at the rise of beer hunting, collecting and rating in the craft beer community. Today, we delve deeper in the company of a diverse panel from the beer world, including Untappd's co-founder.

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