Tonight sees Sydney Craft Beer Week open with its Gala Launch, which means the full range of festivities follows from tomorrow. Part of the week for the first time is Pint of Origin: Schooner Edition. If you're a Crafty Pint supporter, you'll find SCBW specials on at The Welcome Hotel and Empire Hotel, on top of the usual offers at venues and breweries around the city.
Members of The Crafty Pint team will also be hanging out with brewers at the six venues on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, shouting beers for Cabal members and also with branded glasses for those that missed the launch last month. Full details of all things PoO can be found here, and passports for the PoO Bus – a twin shuttle operation being run by Dave's Brewery Tours most nights of the festival – are available from the venues now. They cost $25 for unlimited travel between the venues and you get a limited edition PoO t-shirt too.
Don't forget to enter the PoO Comp too; we're running it with Now Tapped and all you have to do is check in at any of the six venues over the week. Each venue is putting up a $50 prize and we've put together a main prize pack too: six cases of beer – one from each Aussie state. Full details here.
If you're a Crafty Pint reader out west, you might have been watching the Cabal develop and have felt a little left out. Sure, we've sent some prizes that way, you can get $120 in value via Hops to Home's offer instantly and there's ongoing deals like the free, filled growler at Feral, discounts at the likes of Cellarbrations Carlisle and MANE Liquor plus free beers at The Monk, Eagle Bay and Matso's, The DTC's two offers and, well, the point is: you've not had any events out your way yet.
But it's all changing in a nine-day bonanza. If you're a Crafty Pint reader based around Perth then this is what you could enjoy:
- Feral Fest: 10 free tickets (will be available in the member's area over the weekend)
- Freo BeerFest: 10 free tickets for existing members & five (well, three left and counting) $80 signup bonuses for new members (weekend passes plus a t-shirt)
- Exclusive Pre-Opening Brewcorp Tour: Feral & Nail are opening the doors of their forthcoming new brewery just for Cabal members on December 18. Tours, guided tastings and food. Spaces are limited!
- IPA Blind Tasting at The Dutch Trading Co: $25 off tickets for Cabal members.
- Cabal Launch Party: After the blind tasting, we're shouting beers for two hours for Cabalistas and our supporters in the local industry. Invites going out soon.
So, if you like what we do, would like to help The Crafty Pint grow, love great beer and are based around Perth, get on board!
There will be more new offers going live over the coming days too, while members have just a week left to enter the prize to win one of the three Stockade Brew Co beer and merch packs and to post photos of your Cabal activities tagged #craftycabal if you'd like a bottle of Hargreaves Hill's Phoenix Imperial Red to potentially land on your doorstep.
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