It’s the final instalment in Laurel, Gary and Mark’s A-Z of Brisbane Icons, and we’re covering letters X, Y & Z.

We’re sad to see the end of our Brisbane Icons, but we had a great last day talking to chief tour guide of the Castlemaine Perkins XXXX brewery.

XXXX Beer:

XXXX was first introduced in 1924 and is a throwback to the long-standing tradition of using ‘X’s to indicate the strength of a beer.

It was launched by Castlemaine Brewers, and has been brewed in the Castlemaine Perkins Milton Brewery since the 20s.


Yatala Pies:

The Yatala Pie Shop has been a landmark of the area for over 130 years, and is one of the most popular stop-over shop for travellers between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Yatala Drive-In:

The Yatala Drive-In is the Gold Coast’s last open-air drive-in theatre.


Formerly known as the Beenleigh Drive-In, it opened in 1974 but was renamed in 2000.

It boasts three screens as of 2013.

Photos: Wiki Commons

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