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Welcome to Amazing Tap Handles - The Tap Handle Museum. Here you will find photos of the Museum's collection of beer taps, along with brewery info. Have a look around the Museum, and use the contact form in sidebar to leave me feedback about the site, talk about taps, or if you have a rare tap handle you'd like to sell to the Museum. I'd love to hear from you! Please, no inquires about buying taps - they're not for sale.

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Tap Handle #50: Castlemaine Boomerang and Koala

This whimsical tap is the first and only Australian entry. It does not identify the type of beer, so it is probably used for all varieties. It is now quite rare.

Click through to read more about Castlemaine and their XXXX Bitter Lager...

Castlemaine Perkins Brewery is located in Milton, Brisbane, Australia and is owned by the Japanese company Lion Nathan. It was founded in 1877 when brothers Nicolas and Edward Fitzgerald bought a failing distillery and turned it into a brewery. Tours of the brewery are said to be excellent and informative. With the brewery being located across from the Milton Train Station, trains have been promenently featured on Castlemaine packaging throughout the years. Their signature beer, XXXX Bitter, was introduced in 1924. It is described as an Australian lager with a crisp taste and bitter finish. Weighted average of XXXX Bitter on is 1.93 out of 5.

Castlemaine XXXX Official Website

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