Locals will next month be able to get their hands on a series of limited edition XXXX beer cans, with the iconic Queensland brewery teaming up with the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
The commemorative GC2018 cans were unveiled to the public for the first time on Wednesday.
“It’s pieces of memorabili like this that last generations – people will be able to hand down these cans as a reminder of the largest event in Queensland’s history,” Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones said.
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Ms Jones said the XXXX brewery is an icon in Queensland so it was only fitting that they produce the official commemorative cans for the Games.
“Visitors from overseas will be able to take home a souvenir that is uniquely Australian. Nothing screams Queensland like a XXXX beer can designed to celebrate the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games,” she said.
The limited edition cans will incorporate different themes like swimming, cycling and running and are also intended to celebrate the return of the Commonwealth Games to Queensland.
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XXXX Brewery Director Irene Bell said GC2018 commemorative cans would appear in specially-marked cartons of XXXX GOLD and would be sold at major liquor outlets across the state from March and throughout the Games.
“We are really excited to be brewing XXXX GOLD in these special cans and create something nostalgic for Queenslanders,” she said.
“Sport brings us together and helps us celebrate the best of being Australian, something we hope the commemorative cans will also achieve.”
XXXX was also the official beer at Brisbane’s 1982 Commonwealth Games.
People are urged to always consume responsibly.