Pint of Origin
Brewsvegas proudly welcomes back the Pint of Origin for its second year!
The festival within a festival created by beer website The Crafty Pint has been a highlight of Melbourne’s Good Beer Week for years. This year, the Brewsvegas Pint of Origin celebrations are also going international! Eight venues across Brisbane will each host a state (or in two cases, a country) and will have their taps taken over by that region’s brewing talents for the duration of Brewsvegas. Expect collaborations, rare beers, ‘meet the brewers’ and good times in many of Brisbane’s most beer passionate venues!
New South Wales
We’re proud to be one of the iconic Brisbane Pubs and for the last 127 years we’ve pouring the best QLD has to offer, but this week we’re putting that all aside for a NSW Invasion! We’re going BLUE, but don’t be sad, we’re bringing the best NSW has to offer including plenty of one off collabs and limited editions – expect Modus, Grifter, Wayward, New England and all the gypsy brews we can get our hands on!
The taps and depths of the Netherworld are being infiltrated by Victorian beer throughout Brewsvegas. There is absolutely no shortage of good beer from Australia’s state capital of craft, so we’ll be showcasing a range of both our favourite Vic breweries along with beers rarely seen beyond southern borders. We’ll have 16 taps of Victorian goodness with each day highlighting a different brewery’s flight of 4 beers!
We love Tassie here at the Taphouse! We’re not sure whether it’s the fact that they have the cleanest air, the best water or the weirdest locals? Whatever it is, it makes their beer taste great! We’re super excited to showcase all Tasmania has to offer, all week long the taps will flow with Tasmanian froths from Hobart Brewing, Willie Smiths, Moo Brew and Shambles Brewing just to name a few. Stop by and grab a Pint of Origin Paddle every day of the week, but be sure to keep Sunday the 11th free – it’s going to be a Taste of Tassie Spectacular!
New Zealand, Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud. Surely a cloud formed by steam rising off the 150ish craft breweries scattered across the island nation mashing in on a cold morning. The Kiwis have been pushing the boundaries of brewing to crazy new levels and the Mill gets to turn over our taps to NZ beers for all of Brewsvegas! Expect Pineapple Lumps as bar snacks, chilly bins full of tinnies, Flight of the Concords blasting through the speakers, and the permanent tap of Cucumber Hippy Berliner we’ve been talking about for so long. It’s gonna be epic.
Newstead at Doggett Street welcomes our buds from WA for this year’s Pint of Origin with three dedicated events designed to showcase the very best that WA has to offer. Meet, greet and ask Little Creatures anything at our Western Pioneers evening on the 13th March. Maybe you’ve always wanted to get close to a 6ft 6 brewer? You can on the 14th as Paul Wyman from Nowhere Man brewery joins us for a session after his Newie brew day. Perhaps you’d like to be Cloutrageous as we walk you through a vertical tasting of five Clout Stout vintages – Nail Brewing’s renowned imperial stout. Whichever event you choose it’ll be Perthect (sorry).
Located in the historic Pineapple Hotel, Helsby’s Ale House is proud to be given the honour of representing Queensland as the “Crafty Pint” Pint of Origin venue for Brewsvegas 2018. All 16 of our taps will be devoted to showcasing South East Queensland’s finest independent brews for the duration of Brewsvegas 2018. Take a tour of our taps and you’ll be taking a tour of the best brews our backyard has to offer. Build your own tasting paddle, or partake in our “Paddle of the Day”. Match it up with our signature “Brewsvegas” Burger. Pint of Origin at Helsby’s Ale House promises to be a week-long celebration of an iconic independent Queensland venue and the emerging icons of South East Queensland’s Independent Brewing scene.
The Scratch is heading deep Down Under, with a Brewsvegas-long celebration of all things South Australia. With multiple brewery showcases over the course of Brewsvegas, and specials on Cheese Boards featuring South Australian cheeses, this tiny Milton beer bar will be showcasing the best of beer, cider, and cheese that the region has to offer. Additionally, The Scratch will be hosting “FAIR DINKUM”, a socially conscious event aimed at raising awareness and funds for Australian conservation efforts, with a lineup of special beers brewed with native Australian Ingredients.
Screw Trump, the NSA and the KKK. The USA we love is laced with malts, barrels and heaps of hops. All of the hops. To save you the expense, jetlag and flat-white withdrawals, we’re bringing the best of the USA to Brewski for the whole week of Brewsvegas for Crafty Pint’s Pint of Origin USA. Get ready for stupidly big events, stupidly rare beers, stupidly hoppy beers, stupidly sour beers and the return of the stupidly awesome Battle of the Barrel: USA vs AUS on Thursday March 15. And because we don’t advocate the saying ‘eating is cheating’ we’ll be opening up our kitchen to some of Australia’s best BBQ teams, pairing proper American Barbeque with proper American beer all week. For the full lowdown check the website or our Facebook page and get ready for a stupidly big week full of beery goodness that’s going to be bigger than Texas.