This guy went to some great lengths to keep his beer. And by lengths, we mean (frequent flyer) miles.

An Australian man who caught a flight from Melbourne to Perth has become something of a cult hero after he checked in one single can of beer as his luggage last weekend.

The mystery man, known only as Dean, checked in a can of Emu Export beer. We've never had it, but we salute his effort because we know men will do anything to keep their beer.

"It honestly just seemed like a good laugh, an idea a mate and I cooked — pretty much a meme in real life for all the export drinkers out there," Dean told Mashable.The suds made the entire trip safe and sound. "A shoutout to the Perth baggage handlers -- they sent the can out way before any of the other luggage," Dean said.

This seems like the kind of idea you'd come up with after downing a few Emu Exports, but Dean managed to give all the credit to one of his pals. "My mate works at the airport and we hatched the plan as a laugh -- I half didn't expect it to come out the other end," he told the Daily Mail.