The limited-edition Coopers Brewery’s Vintage Ale is celebrating its 21st release, exemplifying the enduring passion of the brewers at Coopers in creating a unique seasonal beer.
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 the 2021 Vintage Ale continues the Coopers tradition of developing premium quality, limited-edition beers which resonate with beer drinkers.
“Coopers Vintage Ale is eagerly awaited each year and we expect this 21st release to be no different,” Dr Cooper said.
“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, Mr 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,” Mr Pearce said.
“Vintage fans should get in early to ensure they don’t miss out.”
Coopers 2021 Vintage Ale is the 21st in the series of Vintage Ales that commenced in 1998.
Like all Coopers ales, the 2021 Vintage Ale undergoes secondary fermentation and natural conditioning. It retains an alcohol level of 7.5% ABV.
Coopers 2021 Vintage Ale in 355ml bottles is expected to be available in liquor outlets from late July, in six packs and cartons.