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<i>Keg Bottle Can</i> by Luke Robertson & James Smith

Keg Bottle Can by Luke Robertson & James Smith [©Hardie-Grant]


With more than 400 breweries (and counting) in Australia, it is safe to say that we are a beer-loving nation. Beer drinkers are spoilt for choice – and it can be overwhelming. In Keg Bottle Can, Luke Robertson profiles 150 of the most exciting, tasty and well made brews from around the country – and shares some extra recommendations for each brewery for good measure.

But best of all in our opinion, rather than break it down by types of beer, Luke has divided the beers into occasions.

There are thirst quenchers for every day, beers to enjoy over a summertime barbecue, nights in front of the fire or with dinner, beers to keep for later or to impress your friends, and beers to enjoy in the shadow of the brewery.

And then there are those brews that challenge everything you thought you knew about beer ...

The beer world is so much more than ales and lagers. It’s a universe of flavour, with fun and unique characters doing ridiculous things with their product. Luke has chosen beers that celebrate that.

Keg Bottle Can is, at its core, a celebration of the good times beer brings. Grab a cold one and enjoy.

About the Author

Luke Robertson was born in Westport, New Zealand, a sleepy town on the beautiful West Coast of the South Island that’s famous for having a lot of pubs. Luke soon found a love for those pubs’ colourful characters, along with the ambers, porters and stouts pouring through the taps.

When he moved to Melbourne in 2005, he realised he’d have to work a bit harder to find the dark beers he missed so much. As a result, he began exploring Australia’s bars, breweries and bottle shops. While working in operations management at a media company, he also launched his own website and podcast, Ale of a Time, in 2010, which has since gone on to win awards for its contribution to the industry.

Now he’s focusing on beer full-time, and you can find him hosting events and working closely with major festivals and breweries, both in public and behind the scenes. You can also find his writing in print and online publications like Beer and Brewer, Broadsheet and Good Beer Hunting. You can find Luke online here:

Keg Bottle Can by Luke Robertson with James Smith is published by Hardie Grant (Sydney, NSW; Aug 2019; Pb; 248pp; RRP A$29.99).

It is available at all good bookshops and can be purchased online via »

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