Cooper's beers are widely available on tap in South Australia, and in some bars in the rest of Australia as specialty beers. It is widely available bottled around Australia and occasionally at specialist importers in other countries.
Coopers' bottled beers are characterised by their secondary fermentation technique - some yeast remains in the bottle after bottling - thus the bottled beer contains some sediment. There are two schools of thought with regards to the sediment - some drinkers like to mix the sediment throughout the beer by tipping or rolling the beer before drinking, while others prefer to decant the beer into a glass leaving (most of) the sediment at the base of the bottle.
In late 2005, Lion Nathan made an unsolicited takeover bid for Coopers, which was strongly opposed by Coopers' management, and ultimately rejected at an Extraordinary General Meeting when 93.4% of the shareholders voted in favour of permanently removing the 3rd tier purchasing rights of Lion Nathan, effectively preventing any current or future takeover bid.
|Sparkling Ale||5.8%||Y||Y||Red||An English style golden ale. It has a distinctive cloudy appearance due to the sediment being left in the bottle. The Sparkling Ale has a slightly different flavour and higher alcoholic content than the Pale Ale.|
|Pale Ale||4.5%||Y||Y||Green||A pale ale.|
|Best Extra Stout||6.3%||Y||Y||Yellow||A stout.|
|Mild Ale||3.5%||Y||Y||Orange||A Midstrength Ale, Coopers entry into the lager dominated mid-strength market|
|Heritage Premium Ale||5.2%||Y||Silver|
|Extra Strong Vintage Ale||7.5%||Y||Cream|
|Special Old Stout||6.8%||Y||Tan|
|Birell||0.5%||Y||Y||White||A non-alcoholic lager style beer.|
|Dr. Tim's Traditional Ale||4.5%||Y||Green||A pale ale naturally conditioned in an Aluminium Can|
These beers were made at one point in time, but have since been dropped from production due to poor sales or the release of replacement products
The company also produces a range of malt extracts and concentrate for homebrewers.