Coopers' products are unusual in that they are produced by an actual brewery. Thomas Cooper opened Coopers Brewery in 1862 and began to brew "Red Label" Sparkling Ale and Best Extra Stout, beers that have since become renowned among extract brewers the world over. The Thomas Cooper brewing tradition survives today in a line of brew kits manufactured by the Adelaide Malting Company in South Australia.
Adelaide Malting Company malts its products using germination/kiln boxes (concrete buildings with a perforated metal floor about 1.9 meters above the proper concrete floor). The grain is sent from the steeping tank to the box on a conveyor that turns the grain as it travels. Once in the box, the grain is spread and leveled by hand. The malt is turned three times a day. After about three or four days of germination, the malt is kilned in place by hot air jets for 24 hours. The original barley starts out at about 10% moisture, raises to about 45% moisture at the time of kilning, and after kilning drops to about 4-4.5%.
Adelaide Malting Co. also works with farming groups, agricultural researchers at universities, maltsters, and brewers to develop new barley varieties and improved malting techniques to supplement its individual research into the development of alternative products. Imported to North America by Consolidated Beverages (Medina, Washington).
Coopers homebrew extracts are derived from two-row barley and wheat and are hopped using Tasmanian Pride of Ringwood hops. The grains are grown and processed in South Australia by the Adelaide Malting Company. All syrups are available in 1.8-kg cans.
Bitter, liquid malt extract: Produces a beer darker than most lager-style beers with a strong, refreshing flavor and ruby color. Styled in the old English tradition, this malt extract is a blend of aromatic hops and pale, crystal, black, and wheat malts.
Classic old dark ale, liquid malt extract: Produced from a selection of superior roasted malts made from the finest South Australian two-row barley, including pale, crystal, black, and wheat malts, this combination of roasted malts and specially selected Tasmanian hops provides a full-flavored taste for those who prefer a darker beer style.
Draught, liquid malt extract: This product makes a full-flavored beer displaying a clean crisp taste with a subtle bitter flavor, good head, and fresh bright color. This style is sometimes better described as a draught bitter. Made of crystal and pale malts.
Lager, liquid malt extract: Produced using the finest Australian premium pale malt barley and Tasmanian hops. When fermented, these ingredients combine to produce a full-bodied Australian lager.
Real ale, liquid malt extract: Creates a beer that displays a solid head and a distinctive, full-bodied flavor enhanced by a soft fruity character. A true ale in style and color. Made of crystal, pale, black, and wheat malts.
Stout, liquid malt extract: The unique, rich, and dark texture of this product is produced using a specially roasted black malt, resulting in a full-bodied dry stout. Made of pale and black malts.
Coopers Brewery Limited
Coopers Brewery Limited
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