Gold for Coopers history book

Gold for Coopers history book

A book released by Coopers Brewery to celebrate its 150th anniversary has won a prestigious Gold Medal at this year’s National Print Awards in Sydney.

Jolly Good Ale and Old 1862-2012 won the gold medal for the Limited Editions category, beating entries from other States and Territories.

The book was entered by Openbook Howden Design and Print at St Marys.

Openbook Howden Sales Manager, Mr Greg Hassold, said a special limited edition version of the book had been printed, along with a version for more widespread distribution that is available through the Coopers website.

“To be judged at a national level, Jolly Good Ale and Old 1862-2012 first had to win gold at the State level in its particular category, so it was up against the best of the best from across Australia,” he said.

“To win the national Gold Medal is an incredibly pleasing result.”

Jolly Good Ale and Old 1862-2012 is written by Alison Painter, Tim Cooper and Rob Linn. It expands on an earlier edition written by Alison Painter, covering Coopers’ history from 1862 to 1998. Design and artwork for the book was by Graeme Cogdell.

Additional chapters cover Coopers’ move from Leabrook to Regency Park in 2001, the attempted takeover by Lion Nathan in 2005 and events leading to Coopers’ 150th anniversary in 2012.

The book, published by OpenBook Howden, was officially launched by Coopers Managing Director, Dr Tim Cooper last year and the standard version is available from the Coopers online store.

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