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Coopers Vintage Ale turns 21

Coopers Brewery’s Vintage Ale has come of age – the limited-edition beer is celebrating its 21st release this year.

In keeping with the heritage of the Vintage Ale, this year’s release is characterised by its hop selection. The 2021 Vintage features the popular Cashmere, an American dual-purpose hop featuring citrus, fruity and floral notes.

The palate is enhanced by the addition of Ekuanot, a finishing hop with fruity aromas, and Eclipse, an Australian variety delivering citrus and pine flavours.

Coopers Managing Director and Chief Brewer, Dr Tim Cooper, said: “Coopers Vintage Ale is eagerly awaited each year and we expect this 21st release to be no different.

“We’ve chosen a unique combination of hops in its creation and the result is a rich, balanced and full-bodied ale with floral and spice characters, along with tones of citrus and stone fruit.

“The 2021 Vintage Ale drinks well immediately, and if stored under cellar conditions, will become more complex over time as its flavours evolve and develop.”

Coopers Marketing and Innovation Director Cam Pearce said only a limited supply of kegs and cartons are available nationally.

“Beer drinkers are thirsty for seasonal releases, which remain popular in Australia thanks to the rise of craft beer,” he said.
“Vintage fans should get in early to ensure they don’t miss out.”

Coopers 2021 Vintage Ale has an alcohol level of 7.5% ABV. The 355ml bottles are expected to be available in liquor outlets from late July, in six packs and cartons.

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