Coopers releases Regency Park Red Ale to celebrate 160 years of brewing

18 Mar 2022

Australia’s largest independent family-owned brewery, Coopers, is releasing a unique Australian style Red Ale to celebrate its 160th year in 2022.

Coopers Regency Park Red Ale is a new limited-edition release brewed using the finest ingredients and Coopers’ traditional ale techniques.

Managing Director and Chief Brewer, Dr Tim Cooper, said Regency Park Red Ale, which features the location of Coopers’ South Australian brewery, was the perfect addition to its portfolio in this milestone year.

“Coopers has been crafting traditional ales since 1862, when Thomas Cooper began brewing with the exclusive use of malt and hops in his brews,” Dr Cooper said.

“Now, in 2022, we’re pleased to expand our portfolio with the limited-edition Regency Park Red Ale to mark the special occasion of our 160th birthday.”

Coopers Regency Park Red Ale has been carefully brewed to offer a twist on the classic Red Ale style which originates from Ireland.

“The use of drum-roasted caramel malts creates a rich red hue, while Coopers’ signature top fermentation and natural conditioning contributes to the full flavour and the cloudy appearance from the fine yeast sediment,” Dr Cooper said.

“A selection of all-Australian hops, including Eclipse and Melba, delivers a delicious hop-forward aroma. Drinkers can expect flavour notes of stone fruit, grapefruit, mint, and zesty orange peel.”

Coopers Regency Park Red Ale will be available in kegs and 375ml can format from late March.

It is the latest addition to the sixth-generation family brewery’s growing portfolio of craft style beers and follows the limited-edition Australian IPA (released in 2021) and Hazy IPA (released in 2020). Regency Park Red Ale has an ABV of 5.5% and a bitterness level of 40 IBU.