22 May 2020

Coopers Brewery announces ‘master of the Brewniverse’ winner.

After nine months and a multitude of creative entries, the world’s number one home brew brand, Coopers DIY Beer has selected DIY Brewer, Chris Woods as the inaugural Master of the Brewniverse with his Fruit of the Woods IPA.

The juicy American IPA is an ode to Wood’s family with a dad and grandad both having been avid DIY brewers. The beer bursts with tropical and citrus fruit from the generous use of new world hops, leaving a fruit forward punch.

“I love all things beer, looking at it, smelling, tasting and talking about it to anyone who’ll listen, and of course the art of brewing it,” says Woods.

In reward for brewing the top drop, Woods’ winning recipe was brewed and canned at Coopers Brewery and will hit the shelves of Dan Murphy’s nationally from mid-May.

“While there were many seriously good beers at the nationals, Wood’s was a standout. It’s a great representation of an IPA using five hop varieties, oats and honey, and most importantly it is very drinkable,” said Dave Medlyn, Technical Brewer, Coopers Brewery

“We’re launching this winning brew at a strange time when you can’t get to your local for a pint. The beauty of Coopers DIY Beer is that anyone can have a go and we hope that Chris’ win may inspire other beer lovers to take up this (very rewarding) hobby,” says Emma Craggs, Brand Manager, Coopers Brewery

If you’ve ever dreamt of starting your own brewery or converting the spare room to a home pub, the time is now! A Coopers DIY Brew Kit will have you brewing your own signature brew for just 45 cents a stubby and is as simple as Mix, Brew, Bottle, Enjoy!

Product details:

  • NAME: Chris Woods’ Fruit of the Woods IPA
  • DESCRIPTION: Fruit-forward India Pale Ale bursting with tropical and citrus aromas from the generous use of new world hops. A small amount of yeast has been added to naturally condition in the can, further enhancing flavour.
  • AVAILABILITY: Dan Murphy’s stores nationally (and online) from mid-April (exact date TBC)
  • Available in 24 x 375ml cases (cans) + 6 packs
  • RRP: Non CDS (VIC, WA, TAS) - $61.99 | CDS States (NSW, QLD, SA) - $64.99
  • Coopers DIY Beer product used: Australian Pale Ale brewing extract