There's just one week to go until Pint of Origin comes riding to the rescue of beer lovers who'd normally be gearing up for Good Beer Week. That means it's time to grab your #PoO22 Passport, check out what the 17 venues are bringing to the party, and plan your journey.
We've launched the next stage of the all-new Pint of Origin website, which now features special events the host venues are holding on top of their weeklong tap showcases. There are collaboration beer launches, dark beer and donut pairings, Australian debuts for some incredible international brewers, boilermaker events, election night specials, parties aplenty and even an evening of sea shanties.
You can now sign up for our flash new digital #PoO22 Passports too. We decided to ditch the paper passports of past years for a more environmentally-conscious and user-friendly approach. Sign up here then collect stamps via QR codes at each Pint of Origin from May 20 to 28 to unlock bonus beers. What's more, if you're a truly avid Pint of Origin traveller, there's the chance to go into the draw for our 2022 Mega Prize featuring prizes totalling more than $2,000.
Each venue is contributing to the prize pool, with an epic collection of beers, merch and vouchers on offer if you manage to make it to all 17 venues over the entirety of the festival.
Please note: you can sign up now and check out how the passports work, but you can only start collecting stamps when Pint of Origin starts on May 20.
Attendees can also enjoy 2-for-1 beers at Pint of Origin venues by joining The Crafty Pint's beer club, The Crafty Cabal. Membership costs just $99/year, so make it to enough #PoO22 venues over the week and you'll get your entire year's fee back straight away – and that's before you take advantage of all the other deals, giveaways and goodies on offer for Cabalistas!
Existing members don't need to do anything (other than take advantage of the special deal when the festival is on). New members just need to sign up before or during Pint of Origin to enjoy the benefits. At time of writing, there's some sweet signup bonuses on offer too.
Keep an eye out for some election-themed #PoO22 fun next week – and an ear out for our ads on Triple R, who will be launching an epic Pint of Origin giveaway as the festival approaches too.
The #PoO22 venues have gone to great lengths – insane lengths in some cases! – to put on an incredible festival, and we reckon it's going to be the best yet.
So, grab your passport, tell your friends, plan your journey, and help make it the biggest yet too as we look to give beer lovers and the hard-hit Melbourne hospo scene an injection of joy this May!
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