The can was tagged by Qantas airline staff and then sent off to the plane’s luggage hold to make the journey to the west coast of Australia touching down in Perth where it was the first item on the baggage claim carousel. The happy traveller, Dean Stinson, told the Australian media: “I half didn’t expect it to come out the other end, but when it did it was sent out well in front of all the other luggage, so the baggage handlers obviously appreciated it.”
Dean said he knew his non-standard cargo had arrived when he saw a group of people snapping pictures at the baggage claim area. “Sure enough there she was, alone on the carousel, proudly making her way around,” he said of his beloved brew. He had had planned to file a ‘lost luggage’ report if it didn’t turn up. The journey has been well documented on social media.
Ironically Emu Export originally hails from Western Australia produced by Swan Brewery, just outside Perth. Despite a huge craft beer scene, Australians have a strong fondness for their staple lagers as Dean’s choice of ‘essential’ luggage item for his trip attests.