Copper Coast Wines
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|Location||Moonta Bay, South Australia|
|Owned by||Copper Coast Wines Pty Ltd- Chief brewer: Richard Hasse Davis|
Copper Coast Wines have produced a beer named Swanky for every biennial Kernewek Lowender Festival since 2005 - thus continuing the tradition of brewing Swanky for this Cornish Festival since 1973.
All of the Company's boutique brewed products are produced under the strict supervision of the owner and chief brewer Richard Hasse Davis OAM, according to traditional secret family recipes and processes.
Swanky beer is a bottle conditioned beer produced by Copper Coast Wines in Australia for the biennial Copper Coast region Kernewek Lowender Cornish Festival, held in May in alternate (odd numbered) years.
Swanky has been bottled with a variety of commemorative and heritage labels, depicting historic life on the Copper Coast.
This is a light beer, brewed in the same traditional way as Swanky, but with a lower alcohol content.
History of Swanky
Home-brewed Swanky was brewed from various ingredients, including malted barley, hops, yeast, brown sugar, ginger, raisins and soft rainwater. It was put into beer bottles with the tops tied down with twine and stored in the coolest place in the house until ready. and served on festive occasions, such as Easter, Midwinter's Night (Bonfire Night) and Christmas.
Modern Swanky beer is brewed using traditional brewing techniques to produce a refreshing full flavoured beer.
-  Adelaide Advertiser report on the 2007 Kernewek Lowender
- Official Kernewek Lowender website
- State Library of South Australia reproduction of 1973 Swanky beer label
- Traditional recipe
- Copper Coast wines website
- Producer's Licence