David Downie is a former lawyer, founder of AustralianBeers.com and the Australian contributor to the international beer bible 1001 Beers You Must Drink Before You Die. He was profiled the book Three Sheets to the Wind by leading UK beer expert Pete Brown. David has appeared on Sky News and has been quoted by publications including the Australian Financial Review, Business Review Weekly and the Sydney Morning Herald as an expert in law, children's books, beer and Australian culture. The BBC asked to interview him about a light version of VB, but he declined as he refused to drink it. David Radically and Immediately Retired at 38 and now does as he pleases.