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Strong beer recipes

  • ABBEY BLONDE

  • The BJCP guidelines continue to be a handy resource from which we draw inspiration and ideas for our DIY Beer recipes. However until now the Belgia...
  • BREW 'A'

  • In 1862 Thomas Cooper was prompted to brew a batch of ale to be used as a tonic for his ailing wife, Ann. It was Ann, the daughter of an Innkeeper,...
  • DEVIL'S BREW PORTER

  • Be seduced by the dark prince. Rich, full-bodied and complex, the greatest trick you’ll ever pull is making this porter exist. Smooth and malty wit...
  • EXTRA STRONG VINTAGE ALE '14

  • Coopers drinkers were introduced to the Strong Ale style (19.A of the BJCP Style Guidelines) with the first release of Coopers Extra Strong Vintage...
  • EXTRA STRONG VINTAGE ALE '16

  • Vintage is here. Make some space in the shed and clear your calendar because this beer is about time. Inspired by Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale ...
  • LIGHT GERMAN BOCK

  • The name for this recipe may be a little misleading as this beer is lighter in colour than the traditional German Bock but it is certainly not ligh...
  • RAD ABBOT

  • Dark brooding with chocolate, citrus and truffle aromas, this recipe takes inspiration from a well known Belgian Strong Ale. Take a sip to experien...
  • SAISON

  • Saison (French for Season) is a very old southern Belgium beer style (possibly early 1700s), which was traditionally made by farmer-brewers in the ...
  • TSAR'S TAR

  • Like the story of many European Emperors, this month’s recipe is dark and multi-layered. Modelled on the Baltic style Porter - Zywiec Porter, this ...
  • AUTHENTIC IPA

  • Makes 20 litres. India Pale Ale was shipped from England to India for the British troops. To withstand the journey, IPA needed to be a heavily hopp...
  • CAPITAL PILS

  • If you’ve ever tackled a tequila slammer, you know the ritual. You lick the salt, slam the shot and suck the lemon. But this is the beer version; s...
  • EXTRA STRONG VINTAGE ALE '13

  • Back in 1998, Coopers drinkers were introduced to the Strong Ale style (19.A of the BJCP Style Guidelines) with the first release of Coopers Extra ...
  • EXTRA STRONG VINTAGE ALE '15

  • Every year, when the winter is at its wettest and the cold nights seem eternal, true craft beer lovers prepare for the arrival of a legend. Coopers...
  • JULEBRYG

  • The story goes that the first Julebryg (Christmas Brew), made by Carlsminde Brewery in 1958, was a traditional strong ale. Vikings were known to br...
  • MISTER SINISTER

  • A winter brew is often dark and brooding, but you can take it to a whole new level and give a sinister edge by following our Recipe of the Month - ...
  • RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT

  • Russian Imperial Stout (RIS), also known as Imperial Stout, was so named from the circumstances of the time. In the 18th century, strong stouts and...
  • SMOOTH BOCKENATOR

  • Smooth Bockenator is back from the future to populate the present with this malt driven wheat beer. Combining the best flavours of a Dunkelweizen w...