Lion Nathan have released a rare commemorative edition of their famous XXXX beer brand to celebrate Queensland’s recent State of Origin win.
This year, for the first time ever, the Maroons have achieved five consecutive series wins over NSW and the brewery is celebrating by turning XXXX into XXXXX.
And, in another first, the beer cans’ traditional gold and red colours have changed to maroon.
Queensland captain, Darren Lockyer was on hand to launch the limited edition cans.
Still enthusiastic about his team’s victory, he said he was honoured by Lion Nathan’s gesture and was amused by suggestions that a six-X version will have to follow next year.
League fans and beer drinkers will have to hurry. XXXXX Bitter is available in a limited release of just 80,000 cases. Those south of the border needn’t worry. It is only available in Queensland.