Search to find elusive Maryborough XXXX beer

THE commemorative Maryborough labelled XXXX Origins are still in hot demand at Carriers Arms Hotel and the search is on to find more before they run out.

The limited edition amber liquid bottles released last November were instantly given the thumbs up by Ben Price, a fly-in fly-out worker who was a regular at the Maryborough pub.

He said his first taste of the drop was made all the better because of the Heritage City tag.

THIRST QUENCHING: Carriers Arms Hotel patron Ben Price gave the Maryborough XXXX beer the thumbs up in November last year.
THIRST QUENCHING: Carriers Arms Hotel patron Ben Price gave the Maryborough XXXX beer the thumbs up in November last year. Alistair Brightman

"Bloody oath I drink, but that was the first XXXX I tried," he told the Chronicle last year.

"And I didn't mind it."

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But time is up for the limited edition beers - they will most likely stop being made this month, a XXXX spokeswoman said.

Carriers Arms Hotel publican, Barry, who says he has been known to patrons on a first name basis only for the past 16 years, said it was a difficult task to find the "collectors' item" Heritage City brew sold mixed in cartons.

About 35 other regional Queensland cities and towns were commemorated with name tags on the 330ml Origin bottles.

While some were found in the first beer boxes delivered to the pub and bottle-shop, Barry said they had become harder to find.

"We have still got the cartons, but no Maryborough (beers)," he said.

The lone Maryborough XXXX bottle emptied by Ben Price last year sits on the bar as a proof they were produced, he said.

Barry is sure there could be a market for them with the amount of customers who have asked for one.

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