Coopers releases its “2013 vintage” ale
Australian brewery Coopers Brewery has released its limited edition 2013 Extra Strong Vintage Ale.
The limited release beer was officially launched at a special event in Adelaide on Friday 5 July 2013. It is the 13th in the Vintage series.
The alcohol content of the new beer is 7.5 per cent alcohol by volume, which makes it the strongest beer brewed by Coopers.
“Hops are at the heart of this year’s Vintage, with Centennial, Chinook, Citra and Styrian Golding hops all being used,” said Dr Tim Cooper, Coopers’ Managing Director and Chief Brewer. “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,” he said.
Coopers Brewery said the 2013 Vintage Ale would be made available in a 355ml bottle, and the limited production was expected to sell quickly.
Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale was first released in 1998, with further vintages in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
The 2013 Vintage Ale is priced from $80 per carton, or $25 per six pack of 355ml bottles.