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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.

Striking GOLD

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:

  • XXXX GOLD Australian Lager – Mid-strength meets full flavour with XXXX GOLD Australian Lager. XXXX GOLD Australian Lager has a balanced, smooth flavour and body, complemented by mild bitterness and just a trace of sweetness.
  • XXXX GOLD Australian Pale Ale – This mid-strength beer is made with speciality malts, ale-style yeast and Amarillo hops to give it more flavour than you might expect, with a crisp finish.
  • XXXX Bitter – Pure local water is combined with Australian malted barley, Queensland cane sugar, unique Golden Cluster hops and yeast grown on-site to create XXXX Bitter.
  • XXXX Summer Bright Lager – This full strength lager has a fruity aroma and smooth hop character.

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






Image © XXXX

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