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2001 Australian Victoria Bitter Keyring Bottle Opener

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A key ring bottle opener from one of Australia’s most famous beer brands.

This item was originally acquired in 2001 as part of a VB promotion.

Now there is the chance for it to be your personal BBQ friend for all those hard to open situations.

A nice piece of Australiana.

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Metal keyring and bottle opener.

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History

The origins of Victoria Bitter date back to Victoria Brewery founder Thomas C. Moore, who developed the recipe in the early 1900s. The beer began to gain wide popularity in the mid 1960s with an innovative television advertising campaign featuring a very similar recording of the theme from the film The Magnificent Seven, images of working-class Australians at work and play, and a voice-over by notable Australian actor John Meillon. The campaign was used until quite recently. Paul Hester, late drummer of Crowded House, once appeared in a VB advert.

Like most Australian Lagers, VB is made using a wortstream brewing process, and uses a portion of cane sugar to thin out the body of the beer.¬†Currently one third of the packaged beer sales in Australia are of VB. It is available in 375 mL cans (“tinnies”), short-necked 375 mL bottles (“stubbies”), 750 mL bottles (“Long Necks”, “King Browns” or “Tallies”) and “Twisties”, “Throwies”, “Throwdowns” or “Grenades” (250 ml bottles in the State of New South Wales). As of 2005 VB also comes in 500 ml tinnies (“Lunch Greens”), which are commonly drunk by trade workers on lunch, being just enough to quench their thirst and maintain maximum retention of their precious bodily fluids. It used to be available in the Northern Territory in a 1 litre tinnie nicknamed a ‘Killer can’ (Kilo can). As with all packaged beer sold in Australia it was for many years only available in 750 mL or 26 2/3 fl oz (1/6 imperial gallon) bottles, until the introduction of “stubbies” and smaller cans.

*All biographical details taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only

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