Craftd is an Aussie startup that will take your enjoyment of beer up a notch.
Now it’s not just buying craft beer that supports small Aussie businesses but buying crafty glassware too.
Thankfully for us beer geeks, Craftd make a sensational range of glasses.
It’s actually surprising that it’s taken this long for someone to start making artisanal (or crafty) beer glasses, given the surge in popularity of good craft beer in Australia.
That this is now happening probably reflects that many beer drinkers are far more educated on how beer should be served and consumed.
This demand for attractive and practical glassware has been identified by Melbourne based start-up, Craftd. Their range is limited at the moment with just a few well designed and popular pieces (if it’s not too pretentious to call them that).
I have invested in one Craftd glass so far, the Le Francois. It’s gorgeous. Perfect for big boozy barleywines, for stouts or anything you want to sip and savour. It’s genuinely a glass which does its bit to make the beer look and taste the best it possibly can.
The great thing about buying from small businesses is the additional effort they go to, the personal touch.
Mine came with a handwritten note inside thanking me for my purchase and giving me news of upcoming glasses. It was signed and it struck me as an incredibly authentic and genuine thing to do. On the delivery sticker the reference was “Cheers Tim!!” which I thought was perfect.
I’ve used it a few times for some delicious beers.
You may have seen other examples of their glassware, particularly if you frequent various social media services. If you’re on Instagram (@sydneybeerau and @timothyhodge for me), check out the #craftd hashtag to see some of their glasses looking incredible.
Some of the glasses you might see featured are the popular Uncle Frank tinny style glass, the tall and slender Duke Zvikov and a newer release, the exquisite and elegant Brother Constantijn.
Let me know in the comments if you’ve bought one of their glasses. Or share a photo with @sydneybeerau on Twitter.