By James Atkinson
Mervis and Brindley had made a wager that the loser of the State of Origin series would wear the other team's jersey. [continued below]
The CUB boss paid up on the bet at this month's Brewers Association board meeting in New Zealand.
During a break in the meeting Mervis swallowed his VB New South Wales Blues pride and donned the Maroons shirt, as Brindley revelled in his team's impressive 8-0 record.
But Mervis had a dig of his own, with his CUB-designed Maroons shirt trumpeting Victoria Bitter's reclaimed status as the country's number one beer.