Coopers’ Managing Director and Chief Brewer Dr Tim Cooper said Vintage Ale 2015 demonstrates the same high standards as previous vintages, maintaining the essential hop-driven characteristics that are expected from this highly anticipated brew.
“This year’s selection of hops has been given careful consideration to ensure the best combination of bittering and aromatic varieties,” Dr Cooper said.
“Four varieties – two Australian and two American – make up the 2014 Vintage Ale.
“American variety Bravo provides the foundation for the bitterness of the brew, while Galaxy and Ella from the hop-growing regions of Tasmania provide fruity aromas and flavours of peach, grapefruit and passionfruit.
“There are also layers of spicy notes to complement the citrus and tropical notes.
“The other American variety, Cascade, harmonises and emphasises the floral and fruity undertones arising from the Tasmanian hops and from our distinctive ale fermentation.”
This keg has been in the Cherry Tree cellar since then. Now, it's tapped and ready for consumption in 1litre cans. It was release at 7.5% ABV, but it is a whole lot stronger now!