Pint of Origin returns from May 12 to 21, kicking off a massive fortnight for beer lovers.
We've got 20 of the city's best pubs and bars taking part, each showcasing the beer scene from a different part of the world over ten days. We'll be unveiling the host venues four at a time from March 20 to 24; look out for a mixture of returning favourites and exciting new faces.
You can sign up for your Pint of Origin Passport below. The Passports unlock bonuses when the festival launches on May 12 and will allow you to receive updates on what's coming in May as well as the activities we've got planned before then.
It's time to get ready for our biggest global beer adventure yet!
Pint of Origin has always been about exploration and discovery: exploring Melbourne’s beer scene and discovering new venues, new beers, new breweries and new friends. In recent years, The Crafty Pint team has created Pint of Origin Passports to help participants on their voyages of discovery, whether embarking on #PoO Crawls with groups of mates or deciding which venues to hit and when.
In 2022, we ditched the paper passports and created a fun new, environmentally-friendly format! Beer lovers can sign up for their 2023 edition now, ready to unlock bonuses when the festival launches on May 12.
Once signed up, you'll also be able to receive occasional updates on what venues have got planned as well as the activities we've got planned in the meantime. Cheers!
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Congratulations to Tim Brady, the Sydneysider who won the competition to name the 2023 Pint of Origin beer. After a few rounds of voting and much discussion within The Crafty Pint team, his entry came out on top.
So, as the festival approaches, look out for the launch of Frequent Frother – a tweaked version of the PoO-totype Global Pale Ale we created with Westside Ale Works in 2022 featuring ingredients from every Pint of Origin region.
Thanks to Konvoy, who have come on board as Pint of Origin partners in 2023. They'll be helping bring beers from across Australia and New Zealand to venues this May. It's great to have them on board!
Pint of Origin 2023 runs from May 12 to 21, 2023, heralding a massive fortnight of events for beer lovers across Melbourne.
GABS Melbourne is back at the Royal Exhibition Building over five sessions from May 19 to 21, with Good Beer Week running from May 20 to 28. The country's largest beer awards, the Australian International Beer Awards, take place on May 25.