I’m far too exhausted to craft of a joke connecting XXXX and Black Ops, but let’s just pretend of one. It’s appropriate, after all, since we’re combining Queenslanders, beer and the most mainstream franchise you can think of.
It’s been a six month project for Michael McGovern, Eddie Oldfield and Dan Norris, but the three Queenslanders have finally lifted the lid (with Activision’s blessing, obviously) on Black Hops Brewing.
Black Hops is a small brewery that has, to the absolute shock of no-one, created a craft beer especially for the latest entry in the bro-shooter franchise. Their creation is called a Midnight Pale Ale, a light ale created with an imported item called “midnight wheat”.
“The beer is black in colour, but light and refreshing like a traditional pale ale, perfect for the Aussie summer,” McGovern said in the press release. The brewers also put together a video showing the process, which you can view below.
It’s a perfect storm: COD, Queenslanders, and beer. A very Australian response for fans of the franchise.