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The World of Beer and Beers of the World iBook

The World of Beer and Beers of the World iBook

An interactive beer book? When Tomáš Hasík mentioned his new book, The World of Beer and Beers of the World, I thought that might be a good buy, and that it was. The book is not a beer encyclopaedia, but is easy to read and visually stimulating. Tomas runs the reader through beer styles and some notable beer brands. He has included a brief history of beer and its production. There are even chapters on … Read entire article »

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Thatchers Gold Cider Wins a Bundle of Awards

Thatchers Gold Cider Wins a Bundle of Awards

Thatchers Gold has won three major trophies at the Australian Cider Awards. They are Best International, Best Cider and Best in Show. It’s nice to this family owned traditional English cider holding up well against International competition. It’s also good news for Coopers Brewery, who have recently started distributing the cider in Australia.   For more information you can read the full press release below: Thatchers Gold Scores Gold at Australian Cider Awards Thatchers Gold has scooped the cider … Read entire article »

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Coopers Extends Hindmash Stadium Deal

Coopers Extends Hindmash Stadium Deal

Coopers Brewery has extended its naming sponsorship deal with Adelaide’s Hindmarsh Stadium for an extra five years, despite still having four years left on the existing contract. The stadium is the home of Adelaide United, which is an A-League soccer club. For more information you can read the full press release below: Coopers Extends Stadium Sponsorship Deal Coopers Brewery has extended its naming rights sponsorship of Coopers Stadium at Hindmarsh by another five years, taking the agreement through … Read entire article »

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Cellaring Your Beer

Cellaring Your Beer

All beers undergo flavour changes over time. Whether that is a good change or not will depend on the beer style and the flavours you desire. Beers with flavours that develop well over time are usually those with higher alcohol, higher bitterness levels, darker malt colours, and those that are secondary fermented in the bottle. Bitterness and hop characters diminish over time, and beer compounds slowly oxidise. This can produce raisin, prune, and sherry flavours. Beers that … Read entire article »

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Caring For Your Beer

Caring For Your Beer

It is important to drink your beer when it is fresh and in good condition. Keeping it cold and dark are the two keys to freshness. Ideally you would should store the beer at the same temperature that you would keep milk, which is between 0 and 4 degrees. The beer that you see on a shelf in the bottle shop will be going stale much quicker than those in the cool room. So grab some out … Read entire article »

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Keep It Clean (or The Importance of Clean Glasses)

The soft amber glow, fruity aroma, and fluffy white foam of a beer well poured is a delight to behold. But all to often, the glass can lead to a disappointing experience with a beer, this can happen when visiting friends or even at restaurants. The problem usually stems from beer glasses being washed with the other dishes in the dishwasher. The dishwasher rinse aid leaves a thin film on glasses. This film then interferes with the beer foam. The foam may be a little less than it should when the beer is first poured, and then disappears completely after only a couple of minutes. You can still see bubbles rising in the glass, so the beer is not flat, but it tastes flat and lifeless. Beer glasses should be washed separately … Read entire article »

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The Myth of the Beer Belly

With so many references to beer bellies in jokes, media, and even some beer advertisements, it can be hard to believe that there is no such thing. It’s time we set things straight. The fat that we carry around with us, comes for a factor of how many calories we consume and how much work we do with those calories. Simply put, if we use all the calories that we consume then we won’t put on any weight. Another detail we need to know is the difference between men and women. When women put on weight, the fat is mainly distributed around their bodies under the skin (subcutaneous). However, men tend to accumulate the extra fat around their abdomen (visceral). If you didn’t know the difference before, at least you do now. So … Read entire article »

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Woodford, Stereosonic and Coopers Beer

Woodford, Stereosonic and Coopers Beer

Music and beer have gone hand in hand for thousands of years, and it is still a fine partnership. This is one of the reasons the Coopers Brewery sponsors a number of music events. For example, the Woodford Folk Festival, in Queensland, is one of Australia’s largest folk festivals and has been running for just shy of 30 years. It has developed a good reputation from folk fan around the country and its attendance is … Read entire article »

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Coopers & Sydney Good Food Month

Coopers & Sydney Good Food Month

Food and beer. Beer and food. They work so well together it’s hard to decide which should come first. Fortunately, we don’t have to choose one over the other; we can have both. As part of their expanded advertising program in NSW, Coopers have increased their sponsorship of Sydney’s Good Food Month. If you live up in Sydney, it sounds these events are a great way to get involved as well as enjoying good beer and … Read entire article »

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Coopers Recycling Helps Charities Clean Up

Coopers Recycling Helps Charities Clean Up

Staff at Coopers Brewery are setting a fine example for other Australian businesses not only by reducing waste sent to landfill by recycling, but also but donating the funds raised by recycling to charities. The full details are in the press release below: Coopers Recycling Helps Charities Clean Up A recycling program operated by Coopers Brewery is providing a significant boost to South Australian charities. The program was introduced in 2006 to recycle materials such as cardboard, glass, aluminium … Read entire article »

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