In the brewery’s 160th year, Coopers has released the 22nd version of its limited-edition Vintage Ale, with each year characterised by the hops selected for the brew.
The 2022 Vintage features El Dorado, an American dual-purpose hop with tropical, pear and stonefruit notes and Huell Melon, a German variety delivering fruit and berry flavours. The brew also uses Coopers Pale Malt.
Coopers managing director and chief brewer, Tim Cooper, said the 2022 Vintage Ale release exemplified the brewery’s experience in developing quality, limited edition beers.
“Coopers is this year celebrating our 160th anniversary of brewing; the Vintage release is much anticipated across Australia every year.
“The 2022 ale is perfect to drink now, or if stored under cellar conditions, it will become more complex over time as the flavours evolve and develop.
“Coopers Vintage Ale is best served in a tulip shaped glass to bring out the array of flavours and aroma,” said Cooper.
The 2022 Vintage Ale undergoes secondary fermentation and natural conditioning with an alcohol level of 7.5% ABV.
Coopers 2022 Vintage Ale in 355ml bottles will be available in liquor outlets from late July, in six packs and cartons.