All right, by now if you are American you are waiting to read
about Fosters. Do all Australians drink Fosters? NO! I don't mind
it but it really is the flagship export product for
United Breweries. It is my humble opinion that they make much
better beers than Fosters. The first one that comes to mind is
Crown Lager or "Crownie" to the natives. This is a great
beer. It is more expensive than others but is worth it.
Another thing that you really need to know is that Australians
drink "stubbies". A stubbie (stubby) is really just
a beer in a small bottle that is about 12 ounces in volume. It
is a little shorter and fatter than the American 12 ounce beer,
hence the name. If you are in a bar there is no doubt that people
will be drinking stubbies.
Here are some recommendations of beers you should try if you
are traveling to Australia and this is just my opinion:
- Crown Lager
- Boags Premium
- Victoria Bitter
- Melbourne Bitter
One word of caution! If you are driving
in Australia be careful. The police are very aggressive when
it comes to drinking and driving and have random breath traps.
Also, the limit is 0.05 which is lower than the United States.
Some U.S. States still have a 0.1 legal alcohol limit. A good
tip is to not drink if you are driving in Australia. Many a friend
has lost their drivers license for having 4 or 5 full strength
beers and trying to drive home. Enjoy yourself but take a taxi.
Blow the froth of a few for me while you are in Australia. Cheers.