Coopers has launched its 2018 Vintage Ale with new packaging and a revamped roundel label which brings it into line with Coopers’ other ales.

Single-origin malt from barley grown on Kangaroo Island and a hop variety sourced from France are features of the ale, launched yesterday.

The release was celebrated at simultaneous launches in Adelaide, Sydney, and Melbourne last night.

It was produced using malt sourced from Westminster barley grown by Kangaroo Island farmers and malted by Coopers in its new malting plant.

It has been blended with dark crystal malt, to provide a light, sweet malt character and a copper hue, according to the company.

It is the first time Coopers has used a single origin malt in the production of a seasonal beer and opens the door for the development of other provenance beers in the future.

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