The beer scene in Australia has come a long way since the days of mainstream watery lager. Discerning Aussies certainly would give a XXXX for anything else. Something with a hell of a lot more taste and soul. Thankfully, much like in the UK, the craft beer scene in Oz is super interesting and Australia is now home to around 700 small, independent, passionate craft breweries, brew pubs and contract brewers. All supported by a strong community of craft beer lovers.