Australia exists, as a former prime minister once put it so elegantly, at the arse end of the earth. The country produces a whole lot of beer, but very little of it ever makes it to U.S. shores. But with Australia’s craft-beer industry finally getting its shit together, and the country shedding its crocodile-wrestling image as a cultural backwater, that could all change. And even if it doesn’t, the following knowledge could help you impress a hot Antipodean backpacker one day. So read on for for your essential guide to understanding Australian beer.