Australia’s largest independent family-owned brewery Coopers has released its latest seasonal ale – the 2022 Vintage Ale.

Using Coopers Pale Malt, this year’s limited release Vintage Ale is the 22nd in the series and is characterised by its hop selection of El Dorado, an American dual-purpose hop with tropical, pear and stone fruit notes, and Huell Melon, a German variety delivering fruit and berry flavours.

Coopers managing director and chief brewer Dr Tim Cooper said the 2022 Vintage Ale release exemplifies the brewery’s experience in developing of 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,” he said.

“This year’s release is a rich, balanced and full-bodied ale with floral and spice characters… (It’s) perfect to drink now, or if stored under cellar conditions, it will become more complex over time as the flavours evolve and develop.

“(It’s) best savoured at between 4 and 6 degrees Celcius and served in a tulip-shaped glass to bring out the array of flavours and aroma.”

Like all of Coopers’ ales, the 2022 Vintage Ale has undergone secondary fermentation and natural conditioning with an alcohol level of 7.5% ABV.

It’s available in 355ml bottles in six packs and cartons in liquor outlets from late July.

This is an edited version of a media release distributed by Coopers.

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