Beer of Origin (BoO) 2013

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June 5, 2013 by 250 Beers

Well, it’s that time of year again when the state Rugby League teams of Queensland and New South Wales do battle over a three-game series (tri-series) to see who gets bragging rights over the other.

The Marones – that’s how Australians pronounce ‘maroon’ isn’t it? – of Queensland are aiming for an eighth straight series win over their fierce rivals, the Blues.

Just while I’m on the subject of mispronunciation, there are a few quirks in the English language in this country that took a while for me to adjust to since emigrating from Blighty. The Maroon/Marone debate is the biggest obstacle that I’ve had to overcome. l will not call them ‘Maroons’ if nobody can be bothered to pronounce ‘maroon’ properly. Marone will suffice. I mean, ‘balloon’ and ‘room’ get said correctly every time so why not ‘maroon’? My poor three-year old is confused because his day care teacher says ‘marone’ but I say ‘maroon’. The thing is, he asked me this morning to show him the goal-keeper when the game airs tonight. So, he hasn’t really got a clue anyway.

I don’t actually get that excited about State of Origin. It’s not in my blood like the family that I married into. They are all huge Queensland fans. They’re not massively obese or anything like that. I mean they are ‘true blue’ marones. Now there’s a contradiction in terms!

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As always, my attention turns to beer whenever there’s a slightly interesting sport on television. So tonight, and for the rest of the series, I’ll be partaking in Beer of Origin (BoO) where I’ll be drinking a beer brewed in Queensland and a beer brewed in NSW and then telling you how good or shit the beer is.

The ‘team sheet’ for this evening is:

For the Blues – Tooheys New brewed in Lidcombe, NSW.

For the Marones – XXXX Gold brewed in Milton, QLD.

Results from Round One of BoO will be published tomorrow. I bet you can’t wait. I bet you can’t wait to see what I have lined up for Rounds Two and Three either?!


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