Working as an Art Director for advertising agency George Patterson (1980–2008) and with over 28 years of experience on the Carlton & United Brewery business, Michael Bannenberg has a passion for beer and beverage communication. It’s from this passion for beer advertising that Michael has collected and archived Australian brewery memorabilia and its history for the last thirty years. Michael has co-produced beer books including The Brewery (The history of the Carlton Brewery), The Breweries of Australia, Grab a Coldie!: 80s Beer Culture in Australia, The Breweries of Warrnambool and Australian Beer Label Annual Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.