The festival within a festival
For the first time at Brewsvegas we’re proud as punch to present to you, Crafty Pint’s festival within a festival, Pint of Origin (PoO). From humble beginnings at Melbourne’s Good Beer Week in 2012, PoO has grown to become one of the highlights of many of Australia’s great beer festivals. With the simple premise of a venue representing a particular state’s breweries for the whole festival with state-themed events, rare beers, dinners, meet the Brewers, collaborations and a whole lot of fun. We’re pretty darn happy that for our first PoO we’re able to represent every Australian state and even one Territory (sorry NT, next year maybe) via seven of Brisbane’s finest beer venues.
QLD Pint Of Origin
Proudly representing the banana benders, Bloodhound Bar is getting all loved up on some dang sexy Queensland beer flowing from their 10 taps with brand new exclusives, very limited releases and cult classics. They’ll be open from midday until late each day with a lunch burger and beer paddle combo. Keep your eyes on the socials for full tap listings and event info.
WA PINT OF ORIGIN
Brewhouse Brisbane brings you the very best of the West with an entire week dedicated to this far away land. They will pour beers from breweries new and old, the hard to find, the award winners, the palate cleansers, the challenging and the sessionable – plus a few staff favourites. Expect big things, big tasty things, when West meets East. Keep your eyes on their Facebook page for the full story.
VIC PINT OF ORIGIN
Victorians live in the best State in Australia – just ask them. When it comes to good beer, Brewski is not one to disagree. They’re going on a road trip to source beers you’ve never had from breweries you’ve never heard of. Add to that daily showcases, collaboration brews, meet the brewers and events like Kaiju’s, ‘So you think can Burp’ talent quest or Boatrocker’s ‘Battle of the Barrel’. Expect loads of fun and loads of flavour. Check their Facebook for what is what and when.
SA PINT OF ORIGIN
Farmer’s Union Ice Coffee, black outs and the Honourable Christopher Pyne MP… great, but there’s more to the Festival State, and Fitz + Potts aim to showcase the best of the best; namely craft beer, craft spirits, and wine. Expect jaffle and beer pairings, daily tasting workshops and their showcase event, the Croweater’s Dinner on Thursday 16th. Look out for the low down of the full South Australian experience on their Facebook page.
ACT PINT OF ORIGIN
Those crazy cats from the Australian Capital Territory sure know their way around a brew house. And don’t Hoo Ha Bar know it. That is why they will be pouring beers from a great range of breweries – some big, some small, some gypsy, some well established, some not so much – that are all fiercely independent and proudly ACT born and bred. Watch Hoo Ha’s Facebook page for the more details as they come to hand.
TAS PINT OF ORIGIN
Is it the clean living, the fresh air or the best water in the world that makes Tassie’s beers so darn awesome? Any which way The Mill are in love with the Island State and are pumped to turn over their taps to the froths from Tassie. With a truckload of great beers, and even greater events, you can expect weeklong Pint and Pie specials, a Taste of Tassie Spectacular on the 11th, Dual Brewery Showcase on the 14th and Boilermakers: From the Old world to the New on the 16th. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for the full story.
NSW PINT OF ORIGIN
Woolly Mammoth flexes their tusks, and their 31 taps, with a week-long ode to the best of New South Wales. Featuring your favourite brewers, brewers you haven’t heard of, the rare, the odd, the specially brewed, some tasty eats and some hot bands. Keep and eye on their Facebook page for their full Pint of Origin program.