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Drinking In Style: Imperial Stouts News

Here at The Crafty Pint, we’re not afraid of doing things arse about face. Avid followers will be aware that we usually preface each of our Blind Tasting Panels with an article by resident Beer Scholar Chris Brady. However, prior to the last one, he was busy moving house with young family in tow,…

Drinking In Style: Golden Ales News

With summer approaching, we decided to look at the lighter end of the beer spectrum for our next Blind Tasting. As such, we opted for a rather loose collection of beers that fall under the Golden / Summer Ale bracket. And, as usually happens in these circumstances, we sent resident Beer Scholar Chris…

Drinking In Style: Amber and Red Ales News

In order to keep pace with the Crafty Pint Tasting Panel, this month'€™s instalment of Drinking In Style takes a look at two styles named for their respective hues: amber and red. If only there were a green ale to complete a brewer's traffic light… Amber Ale Amber ales are yet another gift…

Drinking In Style: IPA News

Before we publish the results of part two of our IPA blind tasting, our Resident Beer Scholar, Chris Brady, returns with another of his journeys back in time. Here, he goes back to the earliest days of the India pale ale styles, busts a few myths and finishes up back in the present day, where hop…

Drinking In Style: Saisons News

Want to know a little more about the beers you love? Then read on, as Crafty’s resident “beer dork” Chris Brady (his words, not ours) kicks off what will be regular features looking at the beers of the world. Kicking it off is a look at Saisons. Picture the scene. The sun is hot in a cloudless…

Drinking In Style: Pale Lagers News

Tomorrow, we'll publish the results of the final blind tasting of the year. We lined up a collection of mostly Australian pale lagers, a style that's growing in popularity among smaller brewers. Before we reveal who came out on top, Resident Beer Scholar Chris Brady delves into beer's multifarious past…

Drinking In Style News

As long term readers of The Crafty Pint will know, we try and keep things as light and breezy as we can. Where possible, we avoid getting too technical or nerdy (although there are those that argue the very fact it is a site about craft beer means it instantly qualifies as beer nerdy…) and look…

Drinking In Style: Porter News

After a rather lengthy break, we reconvened the Crafty Pint Blind Tasting Panel at the weekend for a look at porters. As ever, before publishing the results, here we have our Resident Beer Scholar, Chris Brady, delving back into the beer’s colourful and myth-riddled past to ascertain just what it is…

Drinking in Style: American Pale Ales News

With Good Beer Week imminent, we figured we should do a Pint of Origin style face-off for the next Crafty Pint Blind Tasting Panel. So later today, the motley crew of brewers (amateur and professional), beer reps, writers and beer lovers will gather at Crafty Towers to pit a selection of Australian pales…

Drinking in Style: Brown Ales News

After a brief post-Good Beer Week hiatus, the Crafty Pint Blind Tasting Panel returned this week and with it our regular series looking at beer styles is back. Crafty Towers' resident beer scholar (he’s asked we refrain from using “Beer Dork”) Chris Brady has donned cloth cap, put a whippet on…

Drinking In Style: Christmas Beers News

On the eve of our final Blind Tasting of 2013, resident Beer Scholar Chris Brady has taken another delve into the past so he can deliver another sermon of style. This time we’re looking at Christmas beers because, well, because it’s Christmas. The following piece is actually an updated version of…

Drinking In Style: English Ales News

As ever when we convene a Blind Tasting Panel, we ask our resident beer scholar, Chris Brady, a home brewing pasta maker turned brewer at Holgate Brewhouse, to give us some insight into the style being tackled. Our most recent panel looked at English ales, which initially sounds like a ridiculous thing…

A Hazy Shade Of Pale News

There was a time not that long ago when people in the know questioned whether the rapid rise of hazy beers – then predominantly IPAs – would prove to be a mere fad or something more permanent. I guess we know the answer now: this juice train has plenty of steam. It might have been…

Hard Seltzer: The Alcopopalypse Cometh? News

Anyone who’s so much as glanced at an American beer news site – or, possibly, any publication dedicated in any way to alcohol – over the past 12 months likely knows hard seltzer is a big deal. It’s being produced by breweries large and small, has come seemingly out of nowhere and, if…

Getting Blind With Crafty: How We Judge – 2021 Update News

We've been conducting blind tastings at The Crafty Pint since late 2012, both in-house and as public events across the country. They're always a lot of fun, frequently enlightening, and provide a great workout for the senses. As we get them underway for 2021, we've tweaked the way we source and judge…

Getting Blind With Crafty: Stouts News

It's been a long, cold winter – at least as long and cold as any winter in Australia can be called while maintaining a straight face. As such, it's likely more and more of you have been looking at the darker reaches of beer lists and bottleshop fridges when making your beer selections in recent months. So,…

Getting Blind With Crafty: How We Judge News

Roughly once every couple of months, we host a blind tasting of beers – usually matching the season or a current hot topic. Below is an explanation of why we started doing them, how we carry out the judging and the thinking behind our methods. Initially, the first tasting was a bit of fun, inspired…

Getting Blind With Crafty: Brown Ales News

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 right…

The Crafty Pint’s Top Stories of 2016 News

We've completed our look back at the year just gone via 2016's Best New Beers (according to our panels, at least) and had a look at what the year ahead may hold. But, as the craft beer world prepares to launch into another big year, we've got one more reflective post for you. This time, we take…

Ten Years Of Crafty: Changing Tastes News

If you were an Aussie who was into beer in 1970 – and we don't mean the mere act of drinking it – your options were, let's face it, pretty limited. Unless you looked beyond these shores, you were faced with a choice of 23 breweries producing mostly similar beers. And if you were that same Aussie…

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