Pint of Origin returns to Melbourne from May 12 to 21, 2023, taking over 20 of the city's best bars and pubs. We'll be unveiling the lineup later this month, and before then we're offering you the chance to own a piece of this year's festival!
As part of the evolution of Pint of Origin in 2022, which included a rebrand, new website and the introduction of digital passports, we decided to create a festival beer too: one that represented the global nature of the event, featuring ingredients from every Pint of Origin region.
In the end, we only had time to brew the prototype – or #PoO-totype – after the festival was over, which means the beer will appear as part of the festival for the first time in 2023. It also means the beer still needs a name – and this is where you come in.
We're offering Pint of Origin fans the chance to name the beer. The best suggestion, as chosen by a panel at The Crafty Pint, will appear on taps at #PoO23 venues when the festival rolls around in May, and the winner will receive a case of the beer* as well as merch.
We're looking for creative, funny, clever, eye-catching names. They could be tied to the theme of the festival, which is all about exploring the world of beer, or the concept behind the "global pale ale" itself, which features ingredients from North America, the UK, Europe, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. Or you could just surprise us with something from left field.
Simply enter your suggestion and details in the form below by Thursday, March 16, and we'll announce the winner the following day ahead of the main festival reveal.
Let's see what you got!
*NB The beer won't be brewed until closer to the launch of Pint of Origin in May. It was also be a draught-only release for the 20 participating venues, and won't be sold in cans, so this is a pretty unique prize!
Competition now closed. Thanks to all who entered!