Coopers 2013 Extra Strong Vintage Ale

Product name: Coopers 2013 Extra Strong Vintage Ale

Product manufacturer: Coopers Brewery

Ingredients: Malt, Hops, Yeast and Water with Centennial, Chinook, Citra and Styrian Golding being the specific variety of hops used in this year’s Vintage

Shelf life: In excess of two years. Vintages are still drinking well upto six years, but Coopers suggests three or four years.

Packaging: Packaged by Coopers Brewery in individual bottles, six pack baskets and 24 bottle cartons. Vintage is also available in kegs.

Product manager: Claire Filsell

Brand website: www.coopers.com.au

Contact email: coopers@coopers.com.au

What the company says

The limited release beer, which will be officially launched at a special event at the Coopers Alehouse in Adelaide on Friday 5th July, is the 13th Vintage in the celebrated series.

Coopers’ Managing Director and Chief Brewer Dr Tim Cooper described Vintage Ale as a highly anticipated brew and said the 2013 release would be greeted by devoted beer lovers everywhere.

“Hops are at the heart of this year’s Vintage, with Centennial, Chinook, Citra and Styrian Golding hops all being used.

“The intriguing combination of Centennial, Chinook and Citra creates strong citrus, grapefruit, melon, lime and passionfruit aromas, while Styrian Golding provides spicy and floral flavours.

Dr Cooper said a combination of premium quality Australian malted barley, wheat and crystal malt made up the grist composition.

“The result, upon pouring, is a balanced flavour of malt sweetness with a lingering crisp bitterness,” he said.

The alcohol content remains at 7.5% alcohol by volume, retaining Vintage Ale’s title as the strongest beer brewed by Coopers and one of the stronger beers produced in the world.

Coopers’ National Marketing Director Mr Cam Pearce said the 2013 Vintage Ale would once again be made available in a 355ml bottle.

“As in previous years, we expect that limited production and high demand will see Vintage Ale stocks go quickly,” he said.