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

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