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pbrosnan

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Hi all,

Just reading an article in the latest Cooper's news about brewing a new beer. The author is a "highly qulaified brewer" and he has quite a bit to say about brewing lagers. At the bottom of the page is a teaser that says to read more about the brewing process in next month's issue and to look out for 2 new beers "hitting the bottle shops in December". Could we be looking at a Cooper's lager? They pretty much have the ale side of things covered. I suppose an IPA not out of the question but the article does mention Pilsen and noble European hops. Anyone have any inside knowledge?
 

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i'd rather an IPA but i suppose it had to happen sooner or later.
I'm waiting with anticipation.
December is the lager drinking month.
 

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I did my honours in a micro lab that did yeast research for coopers. I actually did my honours on Brettanomyces/Dekkera, but we did go to coopers for drinks often. Coopers microbiologists did his PhD in the lab where I was and he spoke about developing a lager and the yeast trials. I gave my 2cents worth on hopping. This was just over a year ago.

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I just got back from a quick beer run.

Publican - Coopers are canning their Regency Light and the Draught.
Bottlo Dude - Coopers are getting Chuck Hahn in to do a premium lager and a new light.

Interesting. Time will tell.......
 

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Coopers are getting Chuck Hahn in to do a premium lager and a new light.
I know Chuck has started both Hahn & Squires as independants but he does have close ties to LN. Surely Coopers must have 1 or 2 inhouse staff involved in the kits who could extend to creating the above ?
 

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tangent said:
I just got back from a quick beer run.

Publican - Coopers are canning their Regency Light and the Draught.
Interesting. Time will tell.......
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Woohoo. The Draught has only ever been good for taking up valuable fridge/tap space.

tangent said:
Bottlo Dude - Coopers are getting Chuck Hahn in to do a premium lager and a new light.
Brilliant news! Australia (or Austraya for the eastern state folk) needs more Premium Lager.

Had enough of this week... where's my beer
Steve
 

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this is only from a very knowledgable publican and a bottlo bloke who probably thinks it's monday.
 

wee stu

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I wish Coopers the best of luck in any lager endeavours.

Sadly, on past experience, they need it.

Regency draught and light deserved to be canned - they must be amongst the worst beers on the Adelaide market.

Heritage - a lager style ale :blink: also deserves to be canned, and then dumped far out to sea (sorry to any offended environmentalists).

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a Coopers Ale, but my knees tend to tremble at the thought of a new Coopers lager.

Regency draught and light, were once called "new" until Tooheys complained. Seems they were giving their "beer" a bad name :lol:

However, I do wish them luck.

awrabest, stu
 

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I'm all for it if they can brew a good lager. If it is just another attempt to jump on the premium bandwagon (as it most likely is), it will be disappointing.
 

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Coopers used to make "Coopers CLear" premium lager, which was also bottled as Pikes Oakbank beer. its wasnt bad, but you would think coopers would be looking a little further afield of another premium lager.
 

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HI all,

We don't see any of the Cooper's draught line over here in the West. Even the Cooper's night I appended earlier in the year didn't make mention of them. Are they ashamed of them or what? Judging by the comments the SA crowd don't see all that impressed, still I would still like the opportunity to give them a try.
 

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