Beer is the world’s oldest recipe and by far the most popular alcoholic beverage on the planet. We drink five times more beer than wine and we regard it as part of our cultural identity. But how much do we really know about it?
This fascinating six-part half-hour series finally gives the ancient brew the recognition it deserves and offers viewers the chance to become true beer connoisseurs.
From the barley and hop farmers who start the process, to brewmasters, beer judges and home brewers; to collectors, connoisseurs and beyond, this series filmed across Australia reveals the inside story of our beloved amber nectar.
Appearing in Beer… An Insider’s Guide are legendary brewmasters Chuck Hahn and Bill Taylor; celebrity chefs Rick Stein, Nick Nairn and Tim Pak Poy; award-winning beer writer Peter Lalor and international beer judge Rob Greig.
The series also reveals Australia’s fascinating beer history. In fact, on the very first Australia Day, as the Union Jack was hoisted, Captain Phillip proposed a toast with a beer in hand! And, one of the First Fleet convicts, James Squire, would go on to become one of the colony’s wealthiest men as the nation’s first brewer.