With October upon us, it's time for the latest update from The Crafty Cabal, the beer lovers bonus scheme for readers who want to support The Crafty Pint and get heaps of good stuff in return.
We've got beer to give away, heaps of tickets to beer festivals and plenty of new offers for Cabalistas.
Don't forget to download the Crafty Pint app too. It's designed to help you find good beer when you're out and about, with new breweries and venues being added every week. It also shows what Cabal offers are on where as well as upcoming events.
So, what's going on...?
Get Your Fill of Philter
Time is running out fast to enter our major draw prize featuring Philter. To celebrate the arrival of their fourth core beer, IPA, Philter has lined up a delicious prize pack for Cabalistas.
We've got a case each of the XPA, IPA, Lager and Red to give away to four lucky members.
We'll pick and notify the winners via email on October 5 then announce the next prize pack soon afterwards.
Get $70 Double Passes to Willy Beer Fest
The historic waterfront suburb of Williamstown is well worth a visit at any time. But, if you're into good beer, then you've got even more reason to head over on November 17.
That's when the Williamstown Heritage Beer & Cider Festival – or Willy Beer Fest as it's become known over the years – returns with a lineup of independent Aussie brewers alongside a few cider makers, live music, entertainment and a BBQ Cook Off. You can read more about the event by heading here.
We've lined up close to $2,000 worth of tickets for Cabalistas. We're giving them away as double passes worth $70 each (no tokens included) and existing members can enter a ballot via their member's area now. We'll pick and notify winners a month out from the event on October 17.
And, if you haven't signed up to the Cabal yet (or have a friend who's thinking about it), you can get your hands on a double pass by signing up as a Cabalista here.
Signup Gifts Galore
As well as the Willy Beer Fest double passes for new signups, we've got a few other bonuses available around the country for anyone thinking about joining the Cabal. They include tickets to the Sydney Beer Week Opening Gala (one left), Cheers Fest (four left) and the Great Australian Beer Festival Albury (three left).
It means you'll get entry to some great beer festivals across the country and instantly be able to start enjoying more than 120 deals at breweries and venues as well as taking part in our regular competitions and looking out for invites to exclusive events.
To sign up to the Cabal, just head here and select your preferred signup bonus on the drop-down box.
Cabalistas can also now take advantage of the following new deals:
- Show the team at Burnley Brewing your Cabal membership to get your hands on two beers for the prices of one – available every day.
- Cabalistas in Brisbane can get their hands on $7 tinnies all day, every day when they head into Isles Lane.
- This summer, the Australian Brewery is hosting Twilight Brewery Tours every Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evening. Cabalistas who book on the tour get an extra schooner on the house.
- Head into any of the Beer DeLuxes at Fed Square, Hawthorn or Darling Harbour to enjoy a free tasting paddle.
- Next time you're in the Yarra Valley, call in to Watts River to get your hands on a free tasting of the brewery's beers.
- And they've got half price, eight beer tasting paddles awaiting you at Brewhouse Margaret River too.
You can keep up to date with all new offers and events by making sure you subscribe to our weekly Crafty Pint newsletter, looking out for posts tagged #craftycabal on all social channels, by following Crafty Cabal on Facebook and Instagram, reading the regular updates we publish on The Crafty Pint or downloading the free app.
And, if you're a Cabalista who's moved, don't forget to update your details by dropping us a line here.
If you're still wondering what The Crafty Cabal is, it's perhaps best described as our equivalent to the subscription service you find community radio stations running. You can access everything we do at The Crafty Pint free of charge but if you want to support us in our good beer mission you can by signing up to the Cabal.
We've created a club of sorts where, in return for your hard-earned, you get deals and freebies at venues across Australia, invites to exclusive events, entry into heaps of awesome competitions with prizes worth tens of thousands every year and more.