In 1878, brothers Nicholas and Edward Fitzgerald had one goal in life: to create the finest ales known to man. After starting out in Castlemaine, Victoria, they decided they needed a world-class brewery (and warmer weather), so they packed up and moved to Brisbane. And so the Castlemaine Perkins brewery was born, known today as the home of XXXX.
What do the Xs in XXXX mean?
Beer quality was once measured in Xs. The brewery’s first brew produced was XXX Sparkling Ale. The results were promising, but something was missing. So in 1924, they perfected the recipe further, gaining a fourth X.
XXXX GOLD was launched in 1991. It’s a mid-strength beer that went on to become the best-selling beer in Australia.
The current range features:
To fully appreciate this iconic Queensland brand, a guided tour of the working brewery is highly recommended. The tours take place Monday through to Saturday, followed by beer tastings for those aged 18 and over. Under-fives are not suggested and those aged six to 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The tours start at the XXXX Brewery main entrance, fully enclosed shoes must be worn and bookings are essential. Finish up at the XXXX Alehouse serving lunch, dinner and fresh tap beer.
Corner Black and Paten Streets, Milton 4064
Tel: +617 3361 7597
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