Downing the beer of your town
IT'S always nice when the day's delivery of mail includes a nice little box full of beers with my name on it.
A few weeks back, out of the blue, the nice folk at the Milton brewery sent me their latest creation - some kind of beer with the names of various Queensland towns on it.
I was a bit puzzled when I opened the box to see the word "Gatton" proudly emblazoned accross the front of the bottle.
Apparently there are 36 Queensland towns to be featured as part of this so-called "Origins" series.
I guess you could call it a gimmick to get Queenslanders like you and me accustomed to the idea that we sort of own XXXX beer - well at least until the point where you try to walk out of Dan Murphy's without paying for that carton.
The beer itself wasn't bad. I'm no beer afficionado, so I had to ask the publicity girl the difference between this stuff and XXXX Bitter.
The actual difference is not much. Origins is what they call a crisp lager with Saaz hops - whatever that means.