VB Victoria Bitter Longneck 3 x 750mL
Victoria Bitter was first brewed by Thomas Aitkin in 1854 as a full flavoured, full strength and thirst quenching beer for the harsh Australian climate.
A full flavoured, full strength beer; the gentle fruitiness of the aroma compliments the sweet maltiness in the mouth which in turn balances perfectly with the clean hop bitterness of the finish. The perfect beer to satisfy a hard earned thirst.
Victoria Bitter delivers higher bitterness through the Australian family of Pride of Ringwood hops, combined with a 4.9% abv for a balanced, full flavoured beer that retains its flavour ice cold. Full flavoured, full strength lager with a gentle fruity aroma complimented by sweet maltiness and balanced by clean hop bitterness.
For a Hard Earned Thirst
When complementing strength with strength, nothing beats a quality cut of beef grilled to perfection and enveloped in a fresh crusty bun. Add the cheese, sauce and maybe some onions and VB will complement these flavours while cleansing the palate, leaving a refreshing finish, ready for the next mouthful.
Thomas Aitken came to Victoria from Scotland in 1842 at the age of nineteen. In 1851 he founded the Corio Brewery in Geelong, and later started the Union Brewery in Melbourne. By 1854 he was in business at Victoria Parade, East Melbourne, where he had built a new brewery, distillery and malthouse. The large complex was called the Victoria Parade Brewery and a substantial business developed.
Nothing’s an accident with Victoria Bitter, including the bottle. The stubby was chosen because it sits nicely in the hand for easy drinking. It’s a practical shape with no frills, just like its drinkers. It’s a good shape for the beer too, according to our brewers. Even the brown glass has a purpose – beer has a tendency to develop a ‘lightstruck’ flavour (think onion-y and stale) if it’s exposed to the sunshine, something that can happen most often when the beer is in a clear glass bottle. The dark brown glass was developed to keep the light away from the beer and keep it tasting fresh and at its best.