I'm happy to state that the annual releases of Extra Strong Vintage Ale are quite nice drops too.
Back in March, I found out that Coopers were to release a Celebration Ale in May 2012 - a beer to commemerate 150 years since former shoemaker, Thomas Cooper, produced his first commercial beer. I waited patiently for a few months praying that the beer wouldn't taste like shoes from 150 years ago.
Towards the back end of May, I grabbed myself a 6pack from Dan Murphy's at Kippa Ring.
As soon as it poured with little head, I had a feeling I'd be disappointed.
Brewed with three different hop varieties – Centennial (USA), Nelson Sauvin (NZ) and Pride of Ringwood (Australia), I was expecting a heck of a lot more taste.
Try it because you've got to right? 150 years to celebrate! Alas, I won't fight you for the last bottle on the shelf.