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To say we're 'born to brew' may seem like a bold statement, but after dedicating over 150 years to the art of brewing, we believe it's true.

Coopers is a brewing family. Its in our blood. For six generations we've been custodians of a proud legacy that began in 1862 when Thomas Cooper brewed his first batch of ale. Our passion for brewing has kept us together and helped us through economic recessions, wars, government imposts, changing tastes, and the occasional hostile takeover bid.

Today, our unique brand of naturally conditioned ales and stouts are enjoyed around the world and we're still making these beers using the same traditional brewing methods that Thomas did. And when we say hand-made by the Cooper family', we mean it. If you visit the Brewery* you'll probably bump into a Cooper who works there. While other breweries might make all sorts of claims about their 'origins' the fact is that we are Australia's oldest family owned and run brewery, and that's not changing anytime soon.

*We are not currently operating brewery tours, due to major works taking place onsite. We look forward to welcoming visitors to the brewery once works have completed. If you would like to be the first to know when our tours do open back up please join our Brewery Tours mailing list here.


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Coopers Story

When Thomas Cooper used an old family recipe to brew his first batch of ale back in 1862, it would be fair to describe him as a novice craft brewer.

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An intriguing fusion of modern innovation and Coopers’ brewing tradition.

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Thomas Cooper

What would a cobbler, a stonemason or a dairyman know about brewing beer? Find out how the Coopers Beer story began.

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Brewing Process

While the brewing process can be described in biochemical terms, once you've tasted our beers you'll instinctively know there has to be more to it than that.

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Coopers Family Directors


Meet the men and women who are proudly carrying on the Coopers legacy.

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