Castlemaine XXXX Beer Can

Production date
1982
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
A gold 'Castlemaine' XXXX Bitter Ale can produced as a souvenir for the 1982 Commonwealth Games held in Brisbane, Queensland.
Classification
CH classification CIVIC MEMENTOES Souvenirs Commemorative beer can
CH classification PACKAGES AND CONTAINERS Tin
Measurements
H128 x Dia63 mm, weight 20 gm.
Media/Materials description
Aluminium alloy, paint.
Signature/Marks
CASTLEMAINE \XXXX\ BITTER ALE \ BREWED & CANNED BY \ CASTLEMAINE PERKINS \ BRISBANE AUSTRALIA \ 375ML \ Major Sponsor \ XII Commonwealth Games \ Brisbane 1982 \ BREWED AND CANNED BY CASTLEMAINE PERKINS BRISBANE - AUSTRALIA G575 \ XXXX \ SOUVENIR \ BRISBANE 1982 \ RECYCLABLE ALUMINIUM CONTENTS 13.19 IMP. FL. OZS; 12.68 U.S. FL. OZS., 37.5 CL.
PLEASE DON'T \ LITTER \ DISPOSE OF \ PROPERLY
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History and use
This Castlemaine XXXX Bitter Ale can was one of a dozen purchased during the 1982 XII Commonwealth Games by Hungaraian immigrants, Mr and Mrs Szalai, in 1982. Many thirsty sports fans enjoyed a XXXX ale produced by iconic Brisbane brewer and major Games sponsor Castlemaine Perkins. At six percent alcohol by volume the Games Special was two percent stronger than regular full-strength beer. Hotels and liquor outlets enjoyed extended trading hours that were introduced by the State Government for the duration of the Games. A depiction of the brewery, a landmark Brisbane building, appears on the front of can, establishing its local identity.
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H49612

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