We weren't sure how it would go when we decided to rebuild Pint of Origin as a standalone festival once Good Beer Week was put on hold for the year, but by all accounts it was a big one.
Thanks to everyone who got behind it and helped the 17 participating venues bounce back after what's been a rough couple of years and more for Melbourne hospo. Special mention to the people who made it to all 17 over the course of #PoO22 too.
We've already been working on ideas to finesse Pint of Origin further for 2023 and beyond. And who knows, maybe we can take it on the road around Australia again too. Cheers!
And. We're. Off! Yes, the big day has arrived... it's time for the tenth Pint of Origin!
Ahead of the launch, we added the final few new additions to the festival for 2022. Host venues can now add live tap lists to their pages so you know what's on tap where and when. You can also use their pages to see what special events – parties, brewery showcases, beer and food pairing, trivia, and so on – are taking place and when.
And once you've signed up for your #PoO22 Passport you can also rate your experience as you go. If you've got any great ideas for making future Pint of Origin festivals even better, you can add them to the site too. For now, your ratings and comments are private – between you and us – rather than shared publicly, and will give you a way a recording your 2022 adventures.
Have a great #PoO22 – hopefully we'll bump into you along the way!
A #democracysausage is all well and good, but this May 21 is all about #democracypoo! Once you've cast your vote, it's time for a #democracypint at your nearest Pint of Origin venue.
You can download one of our How To Drink cards and share with any beer-loving mates who might need a helping hand to make sure they're drinking something amazing, whether they're celebrating or commiserating!
Many of the #PoO22 venues are putting on amazing events as well as pouring great beers all week. Check out individual venue pages for details of parties, beer and food pairing events, beer launches and more. We'll be adding live tap lists to their pages for the festival too.
Make sure you grab a #PoO22 Passports – the all-new digital versions are your key to unlocking bonus beers and, if you're a dedicated traveller, your chance to win epic prizes! Full details here.
Pint of Origin took to the airwaves in the first week of May when our first promo hit Triple R, with the second running from May 12, and a third kicking off when the festival starts.
We've also put together an epic prize pack featuring ten cases of beer from breweries all over Australia. Subscribers can enter here.