Pint of Origin

The Catfish

New Zealand

The land of the long white frothy cloud returns to The Catfish.

The Catfish is one of the busiest pubs each and every PoO, and with GABS back at The Royal Exhibition Building for 2022, we don't plan for this to be a quiet one! Returning as the home of Kiwi beer, we'll be bringing you a range of limited edition brews from all your faves and up-and-comers, as well as collabs, brewer chats, rare tastings, venue takeovers and plenty of live music.

We're kicking things off with a first pour of Garage Project Hazy Daze on the Friday night, plus a huuuuuge Garage Project Garage Party on the Saturday, featuring a full tap takeover showcasing old favourites, new favourites and some special surprises.

Sparrow's Philly Cheesesteaks will be open from noon till late for the duration of the festival, slinging the best steaks and sides this side of the equator.

Further announcements still to come, including special guests, live music, and a salivating line-up of kegged, canned, and bottled brews from the likes of:

  • 8 Wired
  • Deep Creek
  • Duncans
  • Garage Project
  • Hallertau
  • Urbanaut
  • Bach
  • Double Vision
  • Liberty
  • Brothers

And more!

Ain't no party like a Catfish party – join us for NZ Pint of Origin!


#PoO22 Events

As well as their weeklong tap showcases, The Catfish is hosting the following events:

May 20, 2022 Garage Project Hazy Daze First Pour More info
May 21, 2022 Garage Project Garage Party tap takeover More info


We'd love to know what you make of Pint of Origin 2022 – and if you've got any great ideas for future years, we're all ears!