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News releases Knappstein releases Coopers 2012 Extra Strong Vintage Ale ‘enterprise’ duo Distributed by: Premium Beverages Distributed by: RRP: $22/six pack, $75/carton Fine Wine Partners Coopers Brewery has released the 12th vintage in the celebrated RRP: $18/ 4 pack limited edition series of its 2012 Extra Strong Vintage Ale. (Reserve Lager) For the occasion, Vintage Ale 2012 has also been revamped and moved to an elegant 355ml bottle Knappstein Enterprise following the footsteps of the Celebration Ale bottles, released in that format earlier this year. Winery & Brewery “We have kept to our philosophy of using only superior ingredients, including premium-quality has launched the Australian malted barley sourced from pristine growing regions of the Clare Valley, along with new-lookKnappstein select varieties of aromatic and bittering hops,” said Coopers’ managing director and chief brewer Reserve Lager. Dr Tim Cooper. “We have used no less than fi ve different cultivators of hops to achieve a full- Launched in 2006, fl avoured, aromatic beer, with a fusion of tropical fruity esters and citrus characters.” The alcohol Knappstein Reserve level remains at 7.5% ABV, retaining Vintage Ale’s title as the strongest beer brewed by Coopers. Lager is now www.coopers.com.au produced in small batches at the Malt Shovel Brewery, Sydney, to support Bringing home the bacon with Hahn the eastern states when supplies from the on-site microbrewery In conjunction with Hahn Academy, a new campaign by Hahn that calls for Australians to submit their best in Clare run low. Brewer Damian ‘pioneering beering’ ideas, Hahn have released one participants bubbling creative burst with Hahn Bacon Trounce works closely with the beer. Hahn Bacon beer is the fi rst idea selected and prototyped by Hahn brewers, and was submitted Malt Shovel team to reproduce by Sydneysider Rob Slavin and selected from more than 600 ideas received by the Hahn Academy the Knappstein Lager with the to-date. Other winning ideas up for prototype consideration include oblong beer bottles, to save space resemble wine characteristics in The fl avour has been achieved by exposing the malt to the intense, aromatic smoke of burning beech- BEER & CIDERin the fridge, and honey beer. Jon Bradshaw, brand director at Lion was particularly enthusiastic aboutHahn’s latest innovation. “At Hahn, we are constantly on the search for the next great pioneering beeringidea to help Aussies get the most out of their beer experience. This is why we have gone directly to thesource, Aussie beer drinkers, to fi nd out exactly what would make beer even better for them,” Bradshawsaid. To create Hahn Bacon beer, Hahn brewers crafted a full bodied, smoked malt lager, which hasthe distinct aroma of bacon and cured meats, fi ltering right through to offer a delightfully smoky taste.Cheeky Mulled Cider same recipe and ingredients. The updated packaging features 10 per cent gold in the paint for some extra glow. This Bavarian style lager was crafted by both a brewer and a winemaker to style, structure and complexity. wood logs in the fi nal stages of the malting process. Hahn Bacon is not available for commercial sale. A crisp, aromatic beer with notes of passionfruit and citrus. Distributed by: Melbourne Wine Distribution, VIC; Rebello Wines, other states RRP: $9.95/750ml While cider keeps on experiencing growth here in Australia, Rebello, makers of the Cheeky Rascal cider brand, released a new limited edition cider for the cold wintery months. The Cheeky Mulled Cider is the fi rst cider of its kind in Australia and includes the Pear and Apple ciders, packaged with the convenience and ease of a spicebag packed with cinnamon, star anise, orange, clove, nutmeg, vanilla bean and all-spice berry. The result is a “a mouthwatering burst of hot toasty apple pie, or steamy poached pear crumble,” said Rebello CEO Ruth Gallace. “While mulled cider has been around for centuries – getting the recipe right, and then putting it together in a spicebag – has never been done in this country,” she added. Created by senior winemaker and brewer Wayne Hewett, Cheeky Mulled Cider is sold as a 750ml bottle and “best shared with friends”. drinks trade 35


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