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From the cellar: Coopers Original Pale Ale

Coopers Original Pale Ale

ABV: 4.5% Origin: Regency Park, City of Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia Website: Date: 18 September 2000

Another review from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit. A beer from a classic […]

Carlton & United Sheaf Stout

Top Tastings 2011

ABV: 5.7% Origin: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Website:

Tooth's (now Carlton United) Sheaf Stout apparently kept these strapping Aussie Rules players fit. Those were the days.

I discovered a plain looking 750ml bottle of this southern hemisphere classic, which I’ve never seen on sale in the UK, in the […]

Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale

Beer sellers: Cerveteca

ABV: 7.5% Origin: Regency Park, South Australia Website:

Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale

The historic Coopers brewery near Adelaide is known as the hypertraditional custodian of the unique style of Sparkling Ale, as well as several other old established beers. But in 1998 head brewer Tim Cooper decided to create […]

Coopers Sparkling Ale

Bières sans frontières, Great British Beer Festival 2007. For more selections see previous post.

ABV: 5.8% Origin: Regency Park, South Australia Website:

Coopers Sparkling Ale

The survival of the Coopers brewery with its unique style of Adelaide sparkling ale amidst a tide of amber nectar you wouldn’t give a XXXX for, as recently […]

Little Creatures Pale Ale

Originally published in What’s Brewing February 2005

Origin: Fremantle, Western Australia ABV: 5.2 per cent Buy from Sainsbury, Waitrose, Oddbins, specialist suppliers

Little Creatures Pale Ale

Aside from Coopers of Adelaide with their unique sparkling ales, Australia is a disappointing country beer-wise, awash with the sort of cheap and nasty lager that most discerning […]