Facing (among other factors) an impressive developpement of the australian wine industry, the country has seen its beer consumption sink since 1975. Considering this, most of the breweries have made or endured major reorganisations and fusions and the 2 biggest of those brewers (Elders (actually Foster's) and Bond (acquired later by the giant of New Zealand, Lion Nathan) have searched to expend worldwide. The australian market is totally dominated by Carlton and United (Foster's, 54%) and Lion Nathan (44%). But if you are looking for quality beers, you will have to drink something else, like Murrays, Bridge Road, Redoak, Little Creatures or one of the numerous breweries of the new generation.
With barely more than 30 beers tasted, I unfortunately present a very poor coverage of this country. But I have still not given up the idea to travel there some time in my life ...
Thanks to Daniel "MadDan" and "Crazy" Silvie Haller for the great Little Creatures Pale Ale.
Breweries: 400 to 500 / Beers: 3000 to 5000 / Consumption per capita: 82 litres.

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my favourite breweries (min. 3 beers)

  1. COOPERS 12.40
  2. BYRON BAY 12.12
  3. CARLTON & UNITED 10.11

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BREWERY & BEER NAME
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3 RAVENS the RAVENATOR BOCK 5.9 Dunkler Bock 15.2 link    
BYRON BAY AUSTRALIAN CROCODILE DOPPELBOCK DUNKEL STRUBBE 7.6 Doppelbock 14 link    
BYRON BAY AUSTRALIAN STRONG LAGER STRUBBE 5.5 Amber Lager/Vienna 13.6 link    
BYRON BAY DARWIN DARK LAGER ANKER 5.5 Dunkel 15.2 link    
BYRON BAY MELBOURNE LAGER ANKER 5 Pale Lager 8.4 link    
BYRON BAY SYDNEY PILS ANKER 5 Pilsner 12.8 link    
CARLTON & UNITED CROWN LAGER 4.9 Pale Lager 10.8 link    
CARLTON & UNITED FOSTERíS ICE 5 Pale Lager 10 link    
CARLTON & UNITED FOSTERíS LAGER 5 Pale Lager 6.8 link    
CARLTON & UNITED MELBOURNE M BITTER 4.6 Pale Lager 10.4 link    
CARLTON & UNITED N.T. DRAUGHT 4.9 Pale Lager *** link    
CARLTON & UNITED VICTORIA BEER VB 4.9 Pale Lager 10 link    
CASCADE TASMANIAN PREMIUM LAGER 5.2 Pale Lager 7 link    
CASTLEMAINE XXXX BITTER 4.8 Pale Lager 12 link    
CASTLEMAINE XXXX DRAUGHT LAGER 4 Pale Lager 10.4 link    
CASTLEMAINE XXXX GOLD 3.5 Pale Lager 5.2 link    
COOPERS BEST EXTRA STOUT 6.8 Foreign Stout 16 link  
COOPERS ORIGINAL PALE ALE 4.5 Golden/Blond/Cream Ale 8.8 link  
COOPERS SPARKLING ALE 5.8 Golden/Blond/Cream Ale 13 link    
COOPERS VINTAGE ALE 7.5 Old Ale/English Strong Ale 16 link    
HAHN PREMIUM 5 Pale Lager 12 link  
J. BOAG & SON BOAG'S DRAUGHT 4.6 Pale Lager 7.6 link    
J. BOAG & SON PREMIUM EXPORT LAGER 5 Pale Lager 11.2 link    
LITTLE CREATURES PALE ALE 5.2 American Pale Ale 15.6 link  
LUCKY DRINK LUCKY BEER CHEERDAY HANGZHOU QIANDAOHU 4.8 Pale Lager 9.2 link    
MALT SHOVEL JAMES SQUIRE ONE FIFTY LASHES 4.2 American Pale Ale 9.6 link    
MALT SHOVEL JAMES SQUIRE STOW AWAY IPA 5.6 India Pale Ale 10.8 link    
MATILDA BAY DOGBOLTER SPECIAL 5.2 Dunkel *** link  
PRICKLY MOSES OTWAY STOUT 5 Stout/Dry Stout 12.8 link    
REDOAK ORGANIC PALE ALE 4.5 English Pale Ale 16 link    
SOUTH AUSTRALIA BREWING EAGLE SUPER 5 Pale Lager ***      
SOUTH AUSTRALIA BREWING WEST END EAGLE BLUE 2.7 Pale Lager ** link    
SWAN EMU BITTER 4.6 Pale Lager 5.6 link  
SWAN EXPORT LAGER 5 Pale Lager 7 link    
SWAN LIGHT LAGER 0.9 Low Alcohol 5 link   retired
TOOHEYS EXPORT/NEW 4.6 Pale Lager 7.2 link  
TOOHEYS EXTRA DRY 5 Pale Lager 8.8 link    
TOOHEYS LAGER 5 Pale Lager *** link    
TOOHEYS NEW WHITE STAG 4.6 Pale Lager 10 link    
TOOHEYS OLD 4.4 Brown Ale 6.4 link    
TWO DOGS INTERNATIONAL LEMON BREW 4.5 Radler / Shandy 5.6      

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