Got a craving for a taste of liquid gold? The XXXX Brewery is the place for you. This Australian institution is headquartered in Brisbane right near Suncorp Stadium. Stop in for a tour to get a history of the beer and an understanding of Aussie life, then stay for a complimentary tasting to finish off your experience.
With a number of different brews made on-site ranging from bitter to summer lager and designed to suit any palate, they really aim to please. A must-do is the brewery tour, where visitors can get the lowdown on how the folks at XXXX make the ales, lagers and bitter beers they are so famous for. Open Monday through Saturday, your tour guide will explain every step of the brew-making process and be there to answer any questions you might have throughout the tasting session.
The history of XXXX dates back more than 135 years, so there’s a lot to take in. From its beginnings with the brewing Fitzgerald brothers in 1878 to the meaning of the Xs and even an explanation of the perfect pour, you’ll find it all here.
Get acquainted with their mascot, Mr FOUREX, who has been around for over 90 years. Be sure to wear comfortable closed-toe shoes (which are also available for rent if you happen to forget), and make life easier on yourself by taking public transport to Milton Road.
Parking can get congested when there are events at the stadium nearby, and if you'd like to see both the tour includes an option for a combination tour of the brewery and the sports centre.
While the tour may quench your thirst, it’s a good idea to sate your appetite as well. Luckily, the Alehouse serves up an array of delicious grub that pairs well with any XXXX beer. Try the prawns as you sip on a XXXX Gold, or a steak with a XXXX Bitter.