Beer Culture

Beer: An Insider's Guide

Season 1, Episode 6  (24:50)

About this episode

Modern Australia was founded on a beer. When Captain Arthur Phillip first toasted success to the colony on January 26, 1788, he raised a glass of porter to the Union Jack and drank it in celebration. More than 200 years on, beer is intrinsic to the Australian way of life. The once archetypal beer drinker though has transformed into a much more discerning character reflected by the recent surge in sales of premium and imported beers. We meet Australia's largest independent importer of beer, Franck Berges - recently crowned a Knight by the Belgian Brewer's Guild - to see what the trends are and the future predictions for this booming market.

Beer: An Insider's Guide