Beer: An Insider's Guide is directed and written by Brent Rees, and is narrated by Hugh Wade. The documentary is based in Australia and was released September 21, 2004. The show's first season covers many aspects of beer, from appreciation and variety of the drink to crafting beer. There are also episodes on beer mania and beer culture. This show brings a closer look at the beer industry and the many different kinds of beer available. This insider's aspect gives viewers a deeper look into one of the most popular beverages in the world. With discussion on the cultural aspects of the drink, as well an episode about the relationships between beer and food (much like a wine and food debate), the show is both informative and educational. The narrator guides us through the interesting world surrounding this well-known drink while teaching us about the history, culture, and allure that revolves around beer.