Ale of a Time

Beer and beer related things



If you want to contact me regarding something on my site, or beer or whatever try luke[at] or on Facebook or via Twitter


I initially began this site as a university project but I soon realised there was far more to beer than a handful of big companies serving similar tasting sweet lagers. Now I’ve dropped out of uni (don’t worry, I was studying in my spare time), homebrew and spend most of my free time thinking, talking and drinking beer.

I try and make this site accessible to both new beer lovers and those that know their Flanders reds from their Brooklyn Browns.  It’s also fairly obvious if you read through my reviews that I have been learning as I go and what my earlier reviews lack in knowledge, they make up for in enthusiasm.

This site has slowly evolved from being all reviews to including commentary, brewery visits, bar visits, interviews and now a new podcast.

I’m also hosting events and providing advice on social media and taplists. If you are interested in these services, please contact me on the links above.

If you have come here from a search looking for specific information and haven’t found it, please leave a comment. It’s annoying when I get search hits for “where can I buy x beer in Melbourne” or something else that I know isn’t actually on the site, but I know I can help.

Anyhoo, love getting comments and tweets about the site or the beers. Even if you think I’m a dickhead and that I’m completely wrong, I would love to hear about it.


7 comments on “About

  1. Steve
    April 12, 2012


    Love these articles! What’s your mobile number?

    Steve from Taphouse

  2. Christian
    October 11, 2012

    we are an Austrian private Brewery near Salzburg and you might know our product TRUMER PILS

    Please watch our new Online-Commercial – the overdose of Austrian Tradition might also amuse your readers!

    Greetings from Salzburg

  3. Tim
    August 14, 2013

    Hi Luke,
    Would love to let you know about an upcoming Boatrocker Brewery event. Please get in touch.
    Tim from Boatrocker

  4. girl + beer
    December 17, 2013


    I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award, it’s an award given to bloggers by bloggers. We’re such a nice bunch! Please accept it by going to the following link –

    Cheers and Congratulations!

    Pia aka girl+beer

  5. Deborah Szabo
    April 23, 2014

    Hi Ale of time!
    We are having our 3rd annual Craft Beer & Cider Festival on the 15th June 2014, hope you might be able to join us and spread the word!

    Kincumber Hotel

  6. Patricia
    May 28, 2014

    Hey Luke,

    Is there any possibility to send you an email? ;)

    Cheers from Berlin,

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