Spectators at Australia's Bathurst 1000 motor-racing festival have been issued with strict limits on alcohol consumption – limiting them to 24 cans of lager.
I was going to suggest that that is why the Aussies love those "oil cans", but despite its heavy international presence, the so-called original Australian beer, Foster's Lager, has very low appeal and limited availability throughout Australia.
Beer has played an iconic role in Australian life since the beginning of Western colonization, and the country's ranked fourth internationally in per-capita beer consumption.
The present custom of drinking alcohol to excess .. will continue. -Marcus Clarke, The Future Australian Race, 1878