Coopers, has released its latest seasonal ale – the 2022 Vintage Ale.
Each year, the Coopers brewing team creates a unique limited-edition Vintage Ale and this year’s, the 22nd in the series, is characterised by its hop selection.
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, Dr Tim Cooper, said the 2022 Vintage Ale release exemplifies the brewery’s experience in developing premium quality, limited edition beers.
“Coopers is this year celebrating our 160th anniversary of brewing and the 2022 Vintage is an outstanding ale befit of the occasion,” Dr Cooper said.
“The Coopers Vintage release is much anticipated across Australia every year. This year’s release is a rich, balanced and full-bodied ale with floral and spice characters. 2022 Vintage 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 savoured at between 4 and 6oC and served in a tulip shaped glass to bring out the array of flavours and aroma.
As with every Coopers Vintage release, only a limited number of kegs and cartons are available so drinkers should be prompt to avoid disappointment.
Coopers 2022 Vintage Ale is the 22nd in a series of Vintage Ales that commenced in 1998. Like all Coopers ales, the 2022 Vintage Ale undergoes secondary fermentation and natural conditioning with an alcohol level of 7.5 per cent ABV.
Coopers 2022 Vintage Ale in 355ml bottles are now available in liquor outlets from late July, in six packs and cartons.