Food & Drink - Quiet Deeds
It was over a beer that friends Patrick Alé (his real name) and David Milstein first came up with the idea to start importing booze from overseas. Suspecting there was a world of drinks out there that Australians were missing out on, they pooled their savings and gambled it all on their first container of Bolivian beer.
The boys behind the brew
Patrick Alè and David Milstein are understated trailblazers of Australia’s premium beverage industry. In 2003, at the tender age of 23, they outlaid their savings on a container of Bolivian beer and founded Melbourne based importing and distribution company Red Island Group.