When you think of Australia Day, you think fun, sun and long-standing traditions. Celebrated on January 26th, Australia Day first began to commemorate the arrival of the first fleet of British ships on Australian soil in 1788. However, as time progressed, Australia Day became more of a celebration of Australia’s unique and diverse society, landscape and culture. With the brand being so heavily embedded in Australian History (it was established in 1862 by Thomas Cooper and remains the only Australian brewery owned by Australians) it would be wrong to celebrate Australia Day without an ice cold Coopers. To help you get into the Aussie day spirit, we have compiled three alternative ways to enjoy your Coopers:
Coopers Pale Ale’s unique flavour profile means it pairs perfectly with spicy food, particularly stir fries and salads. This spicy Coopers Beerito recipe, incorporating the flagship Pale Ale, is the perfect excuse to fire up the barby and crack on with the celebrations. Check out the easy to follow recipe:
In a hot saucepan, add 500g of diced pork shoulder and cook until browned. Remove the pork from the pan and add sunflower oil, add the dried spices and toast off in the oil. Next add the onion and the bay leaves, cook until the onion softens, then add the garlic and soften. Add a bottle of Coopers Pale and 100g of diced tomato. Bring to the boil, cover with a lid and put into a 130c oven for 1 /2 hours. Wrap in a tortilla with your preferred toppings and serve!
Coopers unique brewing method sees the Pale Ale naturally conditioned (‘bottle conditioned’) in the bottle or keg, producing sediment that gives it its distinctive cloudy appearance. To unlock its flavour potential, the brewery suggests rolling your Coopers back and forth on a flat surface three to four times to release the sediment to the top of the bottle. Not only does it make the Pale Ale taste even better, it’s also a great party trick.
Sometimes simple is best. There is no better way to enjoy a Coopers than ice cold, straight from the fridge. Coopers Sparkling ale, considered the ale by which all others should be measured, is a bodied ale flavour with a distinctive balance of malt, hops and fruity characters, brewed naturally using Coopers’ centuries old top fermentation method. To unlock its flavour, store in a cooler or fridge and serve ice cold.
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