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This FACT indicates the total number of brewpubs in each state. A brewpub is a pub or restaurant that brews beer on the premises. Some brewpubs, such as those in Germany, have been brewing traditionally on the premises for hundreds of years. Others are modern restaurants. Beer arrived in Australia at the beginning of British colonisation. In 2004, Australia was ranked as having the fourth highest beer consumption per capita, at around 110 litres per year, though considerably lower in terms of total alcohol consumption per capita.
The most popular beer style in modern day Australia is lager. The oldest brewery still in operation is the Cascade Brewery, established in Tasmania in 1824. The largest Australian-owned brewery is the family-owned Coopers, as the other two major breweries, Carlton United Breweries and Lion Nathan are subsidiaries by the British-South African SABMiller and the Japanese Kirin Brewing Company respectively. Foster's Lager is made mostly for export or under licence in other countries, particularly the UK.