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Ale beer recipes

  • ASHES ALE

  • Rivalry between the Australian and English cricket teams is long standing. The most prized trophy, for which these teams compete, is ‘The Ashes’. W...
  • BEEKEEPER

  • Honey can be a welcome addition in Wheat Beer and it carries some favour with the Australian Craft Beer industry. This is shown by the number of in...
  • BLUSHING BLONDE

  • Adding berries to beer is a traditional brewing method, dating back centuries. Your favourite berries in the supermarket frozen section, may be add...
  • CASCARILLO AMBER ALE

  • Interesting beers are often the result of interesting recipes. This amber ale is certainly no exception. This recipe, often referred to as "extract...
  • COOPERS CELEBRATION ALE

  • The commercial Celebration Ale had been specifically brewed to mark Coopers’ 150th Anniversary. Coopers Celebration Ale is described, by our Chief ...
  • COOPERS PALE ALE

  • Coopers Australian Pale Ale is formulated to produce a beer as close as possible to our commercial Coopers Original Pale Ale.
  • DARTH WEIZER

  • Come over to the dark side. The force is definitely strong with this rich, smooth dark wheat beer. With a hint of Dunkelweizen style spice (categor...
  • EXTRA SMOOTH BITTER

  • Coopers English Bitter was developed with Styrian Golding late hop aroma in line with the style from the "Mother Land". The addition of Molasses pr...
  • GOLDEN ALE

  • It was early 2004 when the Amarillo Hop variety (from Washington State, USA) first appeared in Australian brewing stores. This exciting new hop cau...
  • HELGA'S COOL KOLSCH

  • Modelled on a traditional German Golden Ale, typically served in a tall, narrow glass called a “Stange”; this month’s recipe is a cool fermented al...
  • HOP SLAM IPA (AU)

  • While an “Aussie Hop Slam” sounds like a world title fight for boxing kangaroos, it’s actually our latest ROTM. Just like our beloved Hop Slam IPA,...
  • HOP SLAM IPA (UK)

  • As the name suggests, this is a beer jammed full of flavour and isn't one for the faint hearted. The hero hop of choice for this Hop Slam IPA is Br...
  • IPA

  • Thomas Coopers IPA produces a beer with all the hallmarks of a genuine IPA from the "mother land". A strong ale with robust malt characters and ver...
  • IRISH RED ALE

  • Ask most people, "What do the Irish drink?" and the answer will almost certainly be Guinness or Stout. Category 9.D of the BJCP style guidelines, t...
  • LIGHTNING STRIKE SUMMER ALE

  • The UK Golden Ale style (or Summer Ale) appears to have emerged in the mid 1980’s - with its origin attributed to a beer known as Summer Lightning,...
  • MIDNIGHT MOSAIC AMBER ALE

  • Like any good mosaic, an odd mix can make a great blend. This recipe combines an eclectic selection of ingredients to make a delightfully "hop driv...
  • OL' BROWN DOG

  • This recipe makes a slightly hoppy version of the American Brown Ale style (category 10.C. of the BJCP guidelines). It’s approachable and friendly ...
  • PARITY AMBER ALE

  • News of the Aussie dollar reaching parity against the Greenback caused quite a stir. Well, in Australia, at least. So an appropriate recipe to mark...
  • ROGER, ROGER ALE

  • There’s no need to ask permission, this prototype mid-strength is cleared to depart. A crafty alliance of English Mild Ale and American Amber Ale w...
  • SMOTY ALE

  • This recipe produces a flavoursome dark ale with lifted herbal/floral aromatics to complement the roasted malt character. Simply combine both the D...
  • SPIRIT OF ANZAC ALE

  • The ANZAC story supports the thought; when New Zealand and Australia combine resources, the result is a force to be respected. Ingredients that hig...
  • SUNKISSED WEISS

  • This delightful Weissbier displays alluring deep golden hues and carries a little extra flavour than typical commercial versions, whilst still main...
  • UNREAL ALE

  • We, at Coopers, are renown worldwide for our fine ales. This easy recipe gives the home brewer the opportunity to make an ale with real character.
  • BATTLESHIP BITTER

  • This recipe is made in a similar style to Adnams Broadside - an Extra Special Bitter brew. Adnams beer dates back almost as far as Coopers, this pa...
  • BEER O'CLOCK SESSION IPA

  • If you’re into IPAs there’s a good chance you revel in sipping a few of these typically intensely aromatic, fruity, citrusy, malty and bracingly bi...
  • CARIBBEAN SIESTA

  • The prospect of long hot summer days and balmy evenings can leave one yearning for lighter flavoured and refreshing cold beer. With the intent of m...
  • CHUBBY CHERUB

  • The success of the Cascarillo Amber Ale recipe shows that brewers are willing to make a little extra effort with their brewing. Following the same ...
  • COOPERS DARK ALE

  • This brew displays coffee and chocolate aromas with a soft bitterness. You may like to reduce the carbonation level and serve it slightly warmer. W...
  • COOPERS SPARKLING ALE

  • Coopers Sparkling Ale is considered to be the big brother of Coopers Original Pale Ale - displaying fruity esters on the nose, full malty palate wi...
  • DASS ALTO

  • Dass Alto is a precision made quasi dark lager. Well, how precise is up to you. At the dark end of the Northern German Altbier style, Dass Alto pre...
  • FRUIT SALAD ALE

  • This recipe details a very simple method for adding hop character to a brew. “Cascade” and “Amarillo” are hop varieties (generally sourced from Nor...
  • HEFEWEIZEN

  • The German Weissbier (wheat beer) is an excellent style for home brewers to emulate because many commercial versions are presented with yeast in su...
  • HOP GOBBLER

  • As the name might suggest, this recipe takes inspiration from a popular commercial Ruby Beer, which lies at the hoppy end of BJCP Style; Northern E...
  • HOP SLAM IPA (NZ)

  • WARNING! Not for the faint hearted! As the name suggests, this beer is packed full of flavour and bitterness with this fabulous recipe being a foru...
  • HOP SLAM IPA (USA)

  • East or West, this Hop Slam IPA will have even the cheap seats on their feet. An aggressive American styled IPA, it is fruity and floral with hints...
  • IRISH ALE

  • Try this one as an easy recipe. Less volume, golden syrup and a lower ferment temperature help to produce an ale with characters like those found i...
  • LEMON ZEST WEIZEN

  • If it weren't for the “lemon twist”, this recipe might nearly fit into the Weissbier style 15A of the BJCP style Guidelines. The lemon aroma and fl...
  • MARILYN'S SECRET

  • This recipe is a version of an American Blonde Ale (category 6.B. of the BJCP guidelines) with some extra hop character. Sure, an American Blonde c...
  • NUT BROWN ALE

  • When we first released the Brewmaster Selection (circa Sep’ 1999), the range included a Nut Brown Ale beer kit. Nut Brown was replaced with Irish S...
  • PACIFIC SUMMER ALE

  • Imagine a beer that is as cloudy, flavoursome and thirst quenching as Coopers Original Pale Ale, running head on into a wall of Aussie hops to prod...
  • RED RATTLER ALE

  • Red Rattler Ale If you’re off your Trolley, jump on the Red Rattler. Drawing its inspiration from Red Trolley Ale, made popular by the Karl Strauss...
  • SCOTCH ALE

  • Scotch Ale - A Wee Heavy “Wee Heavy” is the colloquial term for a higher alcohol variant of the pale ale classification known as Scotch Ale. These ...
  • SPICY BRUNETTE

  • Spice up your Brew! A touch of cinnamon gives a noticeable refreshing flavour to dark beers. The perfect Winter warmer!
  • STRAWBERRY BLONDE

  • Honey has been an ingredient of many great beers through history. Honey is highly fermentable and contributes subtly to the flavour of the brew. We...
  • TRAPPIST COASTER BELGIAN IPA

  • Like the perfect wave, a good beer only happens when all the ingredients are just right. With the discipline of a Belgian monk and the chillaxed na...
  • YORKSHIRE SQUARE

  • When Huey Lewis And The News sang, “It’s Hip to Be Square!” we’re confident they weren’t making reference to this classic, biscuity sweet malt flav...