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Coopers Brewery

  • 461 South Rd. Map It
  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Updated 01/15/2014

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Founded by Thomas Cooper in 1862, this is Australia's only large-scale, independent, family-owned brewery. The Coopers beer story began when Thomas tried to create a tonic for his ailing wife, Ann, but instead created his first batch of beer. Customers grew in numbers as Thomas hand-delivered his all natural ales and stout by horse and cart; the tradition lives on with guest appearances at special events by Clydesdayles drawing the very same cart that Thomas once used.

You can take guided tours (A$22) of the brewhouse and enjoy tastings of the award-winning siganture Coopers ales, including Coopers Pale Ale, Coopers Sparkling Ale, and Coopers Stout, in the Museum post tour. The museum features a display of the historic horse and cart, vintage Coopers delivery truck, and pictorials showcasing the history of the brewery.

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461 South Rd., Regency Park, South Australia, 5010, Australia

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Sight Details:

  • Free; guided tours A$22
  • Mon.–Fri. 8:30–7; guided tours Tues.–Fri. 1 pm (book in advance)
  • Closed weekends

Updated 01/15/2014


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