Queenslanders have something to celebrate this week as news broke that their iconic XXXX Gold stole the crown of most popular beer from traditional favourite VB.

According to the latest Nielsen figures show that the mid strength beer came out on top of the market share – albeit by a slender margin of 0.1%. Nevertheless it spells the end of the Victorian brew’s two decades of dominance on the Australian market. And even more poetically, the news comes just two months after the prediction from Lion CEO Rob Murray that XXXX Gold would sit at number one within the year.

AUSTRALIA‘S TOP 10 BEERS (by volume share)

  1. XXXX Gold 12.4 per cent
  2. VB 12.3 per cent
  3. Carlton Draught 9.3 per cent
  4. Tooheys New 7.1 per cent
  5. Tooheys Extra Dry 4.4 per cent
  6. Carlton Mid 3.8 per cent
  7. Carlton Dry 3.3 per cent
  8. Corona Extra 3.1 per cent
  9. Pure Blonde 2.6 per cent
  10. Hahn Premium Light 2.5 per cent

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