A special barley variety named after the original site of Coopers Brewery brings a historic touch to the 20th year celebration of Vintage Ale.
The Coopers 2020 Vintage Ale features Leabrook barley, named after the former site of the sixth generation Australian family-owned brewery. Coopers was located at Leabrook in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs from 1881 until 2001 when it moved to its current and expanded site at Regency Park.
The Leabrook barley variety, grown on the eastern slopes of the Adelaide Hills, has been crafted by the brewer’s maltster Dr Doug Stewart into pale malt, to which crystal and wheat malt is added to create an authentic Vintage Ale with a special twist.
Coopers 2020 Vintage Ale is the 20th in the series of Vintage Ales that commenced in 1998. Like all Coopers ales, the 2020 Vintage Ale undergoes secondary fermentation and natural
conditioning. It retains an alcohol level of 7.5 per cent ABV.