Brainchild of online craft beer magazine The Crafty Pint, Pint of Origin has been a feature of Melbourne's Good Beer Week for five years – and now it’s making its Sydney Craft Beer Week debut.
The concept is simple. Six Sydney beer venues become a host for a particular state's brewers (with ACT appearing within New South Wales) for the duration of the festival (October 22-30).
The DOG Hotel, Randwick – NSW & ACT
Quarryman's Hotel, Pyrmont – Victoria
Royal Albert Hotel, Surry Hills – Western Australia
The Welcome Hotel, Rozelle – Queensland
Empire Hotel, Annandale – Tasmania
Forest Lodge Hotel, Forest Lodge – South Australia
Click on the venue name for more on their Pint of Origin plans – including PoO-themed events and casual Crafty Pint hosted Meet the Brewers sessions – as well as up-to-date tap lists.
If you're attending Pint of Origin at Sydney Craft Beer Week, make sure you've got Now Tapped on your phone as the Crafty Pint are running a competition to win beer and bar vouchers. The more venues you visit, the more chances to win.
And if you want someone to get you around from venue to venue, Dave's Brewery Tours is running shuttle buses. Get your bus pass and PoO Bus T-shirt from any of the six venues before SCBW kicks off.
Look out for Crafty Cabal offers too – and use the hashtag #PoOSyd16 when documenting your adventures.