The mayor of Armidale in in New South Wales’ north-west has today declared that Betoota Bitter is the best thing to happen to their town since Dean Widders.

Speaking to Channel 7 out front of the New England town’s McDonalds this morning, Councillor Herman Beyersdorf said that having Betoota Bitter on tap at the White Bull Hotel tonight made him proud to be an Armidilian.

“It is an absolute honour to have this here beverage available in our humble town” he said in his strong Hungarian accent.

“Not since the great Dean Widders was scouted playing for the Greens did our town ever reach such heights”

Dean Richard Widders (born 25 October 1979) is a former professional rugby league player – (2000-2001 Sydney Rooster, 2002-2006 Parramatta Eels, 2007-2008 South Sydney Rabbitohs) – who is commonly referred to as the greatest sporting product to ever come out of the celtic belt.

Nicknamed ‘The Pride Of Armidale’ it is believed that when visiting his hometown, Widders is never required to buy himself a beer.

“I just wish Dean was here to celebrate with us” said the mayor.

“I would buy him a Betoota Bitter myself”

Deputy Prime Minister and former resident of Armidale, Barnaby Joyce has said he can’t wait to pull back in to the city of cathedrals to ‘tie one on with the Albies boys at the White Bull’.

“It’s just great that we can get an honest beer out here. It’s made by bushies, for bushies”

“And it doesn’t make you feel like fighting, which is a good thing, I ‘spose”

Dean Widders was also approached for comment.

“I just think it’s great that this town has something to take pride in again”

“I mean, I wasn’t a world beater, but I was certainly the best thing to come out of there”

“I’m making the trip up tonight to get a lick at the White Bull”


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