Sun May 15 2011 by Crafty Pint
As if lining up a whole seven days of events in celebration of the wonders of good beer wasn’t enough, here at The Crafty Pint we thought we should give you good people the chance to win stuff while enjoying Good Beer Week. So we spoke to the venues that are hosting events, a few other craft beer venues that aren’t but wanted to take part – and even a couple more who were happy to throw something into the prize pool just because they’re nice people. And what we’ve ended up with is a treasure hunt of sorts that will reward those who get the most heavily involved in Good Beer Week – and those who make us laugh.
There are thousands of bucks worth of prizes up for grabs and all you have to do is send photos of yourselves in action during Good Beer Week to be in with a chance of winning them. OK, there’s a little more to it than that, but hopefully not too much…
If you attend a Good Beer Week event, ask the staff at the venue what their nominated “treasure” is and take your photo with it.
If you visit a Crafty Crawl venue during Good Beer Week, buy a stubby or pot of Aussie craft beer and ask the staff to reveal their “treasure”. Then take your photo with it.
Post your photos to Crafty’s Twitter – www.twitter.com/TheCraftyPint – including the hashtag #craftycrawl and the name of the venue in the tweet. We need the hashtag to be able to find and count all the photos.
All participating venues are featured on the Good Beer Week maps that have been distributed in their thousands around Melbourne and Victoria. Alternatively, you can download a copy here.
There are three main prizes worth hundreds of bucks each for the people who send in the most photos. (NB – Remember it’s one photo per person per venue or event) There is also a prize for the funniest, most creative photo sent in during the week. And then we’ll draw at random from anyone who submits three or more photos for the remaining prizes in the pool.
The list of prizes is below and the nominated “treasures” include trophies, things stuck on walls and ceilings, amazing pieces of furniture and more. At The Local Taphouse you’ll be required to head to the upstairs bar to find theirs, while one Smith Street venue will require you to don a pair of horns…
Then there’s The Kooinda Triangle… The guys at Kooinda don’t have a venue you can visit so they’ve offered up an amazing prize and something of a challenge within a challenge for you. They’re giving away a 50l keg of their beer plus their pop up bar from which to serve it, delivered to your home for a party by the brewers themselves. (NB – the site for the party must be within a 20km radius of their brewery in Heidelberg)
To be in with a chance of winning, you need to buy a Kooinda beer from Speakeasy Cellars, Deco AND Penny Blue during Good Beer Week and post a photo of yourself with said beers at the venues as above, but also include @kooindabrewery in the tweet.
We hope that’s not too tricky. In case you think it is, here’s what’s on offer for the main prizes:
Meal and drinks up to value of $300 in the Grill at Beer DeLuxe
Case of 500ml Stone & Wood Pacific Ale
Case of Croucher (NZ) Pilsner from Northdown
Mixed case of Holgate beer plus brewery glassware
Mixed case of Mountain Goat Rare Breeds
Every bit of Bridge Road merchandise they’ve got – t-shirts, glasses, cycling jersey, stubby holder, etc
Case of Mornington Peninsula Brewery Pale Ale and six brewery glasses
Five-course dinner matched to beers for two at the Courthouse Hotel to value of $200
Mixed pack of Red Hill beer plus brewery glassware
Case of Croucher (NZ) Pale Ale from Northdown
Magnum of Mikkeller Christmas from Biero
$100 bar tab at 2 Brothers
Dinner for two to value of $100 (including two tasting paddles) at The Local Taphouse St Kilda
The only minikeg in existence of Bright Brewery’s hop harvest beer, the Topaz MÃ¤rzen
Mixed pack from beer importers Innspire
750ml bottle of Hargreaves Hill Abbey Dubbel
Prize for the funniest / most creative photo
A mixed BrewDog pack from Chapel St Cellars, including:
Tactical Nuclear Penguin shirt, IPA shirt signed by James Watt, BrewDog glass, hat, keyring, four-pack of IPA is Dead, four-pack of BrewDog Cans and one bottle BrewDog/Mikkeller Devine Rebel Aged in Oak.
Prize for the weirdest photo
A “piece of metalwork” created by one of the Moon Dog brewers. Don’t ask…
Also up for grabs in the random draw are prizes including:
Five $50 vouchers for True South, which can be spent on anything at the venue
A $100 dining voucher for Little Creatures Dining Hall
Mixed case of White Rabbit beer plus brewery merchandise
A slab of Hop Hog from the Great Northern
A pair of filled growlers from Slowbeer
Beer and glasses from Speakeasy Cellars
Dinner voucher for four up worth $100 for Mrs Parma’s
Two filled growlers from Valley Cellar Door
Mixed pack of beer from Red Duck (plus postcards for anyone that takes a photo at their Camperdown Provedore during Good Beer Week)
Beer and glasses from Oscar’s Ale House
$100 meal and drinks voucher for the Rainbow Hotel
Large pizza and longneck of Aussie craft beer at Deco
$40 bar tab at Grumpy’s Green
We expect to add more to the list as the week goes on, but reckon it’s a pretty good incentive to get out and about to as many events and venues as possible and support the growing beer scene. Entries open at midday on May 16 and close at midnight on May 22 (so sorry to the keen couple who tweeted their photo from the Great Northern on the evening of May 14 – also, a hint if you’re back in there, the bar’s “treasure” is the Feral sign hanging over the bar!). Crafty Pint competition rules can be found in the ABOUT section of this website. On top of those, as stated earlier, it’s one photo per event / venue per person.
Good luck! And have a great Good Beer Week!
PS If the staff don’t know what you’re on about – sorry. Just take a cool photo at the venue and submit it as stated above anyway!