Mild Ale 3.5%

Mild Ale 3.5%Mild Ale 3.5%

Finally, someone brewed a midstrength beer with flavour. Mild Ale 3.5% is brewed with a selection of barley and wheat malt, and with no added sugar. Smooth malt character balanced by a triple hopping with Pride of Ringwood and Saaz hops.

TASTING NOTES

hops
sweet
bitter

FOOD MATCHING

Chicken, lamb, pork, stir fries and cheeses

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Standard Drinks: 1.0 / 375ml     |     Alcohol: 3.5%
Energy: 125 Kilojoules / 100ml (30 calories / 100ml)
Carbohydrates: 1.5 grams /100ml
Additive & preservative free

Tasting Notes

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COOPERS MILD ALE BRINE CHICKEN

This is a simple recipe but will give you a moist chicken with a crispy skin.

COOPERS MILD ALE BRINE CHICKEN

INGREDIENTS

    Brine

    4 Bottles of Coopers mild 375mls

    1 Large free range chicken, back bone removed and butterflied or Spatchedcocked. Get your butcher to do this for you if unfamiliar

    100g of salt

    100g of sugar

    10 bay leaves

    20 pepper corns

    500mls water

     

    To Cook

    Salt

    Pepper

    Dried Oregano

METHOD

Combine the all brine ingredients except the chicken and beer in a saucepan. Heat the brine until the salt and sugar have dissolved. Remove from the heat and stir in the beer. Allow the mixture to cool then add the chicken and leave in the fridge for between 8 and 12 hours.

Remove the chicken from the brine, discard the brine and rinse under cold water. Dry with paper towel and then place on a baking tray in the fridge for 3 hours to dry the skin.

30 minutes before the cooking light the charcoal.

When the charcoal is ready place the sprinkle the chicken with a pinch of salt, pepper and dried oregano. Drizzle with olive oil and place skin side down on the charcoal grill. Turn every 5 minutes until the chicken is cooked through, this should take 15-20 minutes. Remove and rest the chicken before serving. 

Serve with a crisp green salad and some cold Coopers beer.

© Michael Weldon 2012.