Cabal Update – 16.03.17

March 16, 2017, by Crafty Pint

Cabal Update – 16.03.17

No, your eyes are not deceiving you. We're bring you the latest fortnightly update on everything new from The Crafty Cabal – our beer lovers bonus scheme for people who love what we do and want to help us do it better – a day early as we've got a few things on this weekend. And some sweet news re the big festivals that announced today too.

First up, thanks to those that joined us for our trade session tasting and masterclass with Sailors Grave and 3 Ravens at the GBW launch today. And, now, on to this weekend...

Brewsvegas Bonuses Galore

We're off to Brisbane first thing tomorrow and will be hosting brewers and a cider maker at Pint of Origin venues, shouting beers and more. If you're a Cabal member, we're throwing a free Brunch for you and a mate at Fitz + Potts at 11.30am on Saturday (March 18).

There's limited spots left and free beer and food awaiting you so get your names down quick in your member's area! If you're not yet a Cabal member, why not sign up now and come along as your first bonus treat? If you can't get your first year's value back by the end of the weekend, you're just not trying!

We'll also be looking out for Cabalistas at the PoO shouts we're doing, which you can read all about here. More Queensland brewers have been added to Friday evening, a second Victorian brewer to Friday afternoon and Gage Roads is throwing on a free keg and bringing some specials along to Brewhouse Brisbane on Saturday, while Fixation has some treats line up for Saturday night too.

And Stone & Wood is getting involved too. If you head to their fundraiser for Oz Harvest at the Old Museum on Saturday night, first beer for Cabal members is free. Just show the offer in your member's area.

We also have something to give to all Cabal members that make it along to our Brewsvegas pop-ups. Check your member's area for details.

GABS & Good Beer Week Bonuses

The program and ticket sales for biggest week in beer of the year went live today, with thousands of tickets sold in the morning alone. We've already been contacted by some Cabal members asking what we're doing for them at Good Beer Week and the GABS festivals in Melbourne and Sydney.

The short answer is: plenty.

The long answer is that we will setting up something special for Cabalistas at the GBW Opening Party, will have deals tied to Pint of Origin venues running throughout the week and, in all likelihood, more besides. And, when it comes to GABS, we will have thousands of dollars worth of free and discounted tickets to give away to new and existing members. Full details will follow very soon!

Last Spots for Modus Operandi Tour & Tasting

If you plan to join us for the exclusive tour & tasting to mark the release of a new limited release can at Modus Operandi on Match 31, then move fast. We've filled one Dave's Brewery Tour bus and have just six spots left on the second and five spots for people who want to come straight to the brewery.

Register via your member's area – or sign up first then register.

Signup Bonuses

If you're based in Victoria or Tasmania and have been thinking of becoming a Crafty Pint supporter – or indeed you're an interstater planning to head to Launceston for the epic Fresh Hop Festival – then now's the time to join.

We've got a few signup bonuses for the Yarra Valley Beer & Cider Festival that get you $70 in tickets and tokens as soon as you join – head here to take advantage.

And we've got some for Fresh Hop Festival featuring weekend passes, drinks tokens and a festival t-shirt. Grab yours here.

Pick one and you've got most of your first year's membership back and 12 months in which to take advantage of more than a hundred ongoing deals, exclusive events and competitions to win tickets and beer.

New Offers

Aside from the Brewsvegas related offers above, there's some new deals for members to get their teeth into from the past 13 days too.

  • Help Mountain Goat celebrate its first Sunday Session by tucking into a free tasting paddle – they'll have three brand new beers for you to tuck into too.
  • Head to new Ascot Vale bar Jimmy's Tap & Barrel and they'll give you your first pot free. Head back a week later and they'll do it all again. Jeez, make it once a week all year and there's 25 pints of beer for you!
  • Or head to any of the three Cutty Cellars bottleshops in Crows Nest, Ashfield Mall and Bankstown and get $7 off sixers of Stone Go To IPA.


If you want to keep abreast of all things Cabal (without dipping into your member's area regularly), you can try:

  • These fortnightly updates (found on Crafty Pint and the Cabal site)
  • Look for posts tagged #craftycabal on Twitter or Facebook
  • Following @craftycabal on Instagram

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You can make a donation or sign up for our beer club, The Crafty Cabal, and gain access to exclusive events, giveaways and special deals.

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