Luke Robertson might have my dream job. Writing about drinking beer.
It sounds absolutely, deliciously perfect.
For close to a decade, Luke has running his Ale of a Time blog which has gradually positioned him to be a key person of influence in the Australian Craft Beer industry. Years of slogging out reviews and opinion pieces landed him an opportunity to pen his first ever book ‘Keg, Bottle, Can’ which is now found everywhere good books are sold.
I picked Luke’s brains about how he got the blog up and running, those earlier days of writing his reviews and how he eventually got to a point where he could officially do this all full time. We also spoke about how beer and drinking culture has changed over the years in Australian and even dig into some technical talk about distinctions surrounding what actually makes a craft beer.
For those who are playing along at home, Luke is also a co-host of The Hypothetical Institute with Andrew Saltmarsh (Episode 87) and fello podcaster Cam Smith of Gather Round Me. Luke and I chat about the cooked units and topics covered on the podcast, which is one of my personal favourites.
To learn more Luke and beer in general, check out the links below. If you have a beer loving friend or family member who you need to buy a present for, Luke’s book ‘Keg, Bottle, Can’ might be exactly what you’re looking for!
Follow Luke via Ale of Time Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Patreon | Podcast |
Pick up a copy of Luke’s book ‘Keg, Bottle, Can – Best Beers for Every Occasion’ HERE.
Check out The Hypothetical Institute on your favourite podcast player or HERE and Patreon.