Queensland has seen the light and replaced XXXX Gold with that king of Victorian beers, VB, for their State of Origin match.
VB will be on tap at Suncorp Stadium when Queensland and NSW duke it out in July rather than the previously ubiquitous Brisbane brewed XXXX Gold.
The move comes after the NRL signed a sponsorship deal with Carlton United Breweries to make VB the ‘Beer of Origin’.
The Brisbane Courier-Mail says that XXXX may be available at some sites outside Suncorp, but the beer will be very much unavailable inside the stadium.
New South Wales Rugby League chief David Trodden said the situation was “certainly not ideal”, but “there’s not much [they] can do it about it unfortunately”.
Good too see the Queenslanders get on board the Victorian drop!