Monday 18th November – Meeting 3019 - Vocational Visit Cooper's Brewery

Club Visit:  Multiple guests and visitors attended the club visit to the Coopers organisation.
Dinner at the Coopers Ale House was followed by a tour of the Coopers Brewery complex at Regency Park.
Members of the Rotary Clubs of Gawler, Gawler Light and Prospect along with interested friends enjoyed a very enlightening visit.
 
 
Monday 18th November – Meeting 3019 - Vocational Visit Cooper's Brewery
 
Club Visit:  Multiple guests and visitors attended the club visit to the Coopers organisation.
Dinner at the Coopers Ale House was followed by a tour of the Coopers Brewery complex at Regency Park.
Members of the Rotary Clubs of Gawler, Gawler Light and Prospect along with interested friends enjoyed a very enlightening visit.
 
Chairman Mark presented a power point and video presentation of the planning and construction of the Malting plant which has been operational for the past year. The Ahrens group were an essential part of the project.  Two years in the planning and a project cost in the $70 million region the plant has been a great success for the company. The long term association of the Coopers and Ahrens companies has contributed to the success of this and other projects.
 
A tour of the facility gave access to the malting facility, the brewing area, the fermentation area and the bottling and packaging plant. With a team of friendly and knowledgeable guides the club was well informed and entertained. The complementary drinks after the tour were also well received.
 
Apart from the beer being recognised worldwide as an excellent product, the company philosophy is one to embrace. How good it is to recognise an outstanding family business success story. I am sure everyone came away with a positive opinion even if you don’t drink the beer.
 
Many thanks to Mark Smeaton and the Coopers team for an outstanding experience.
 
Mark Forgie about to tackle "Yoda for One" at the Cooper's Ale House 
Company Founder Thomas Cooper Statue Outside the Brewery
Rotarians being educated by the wonderful Cooper's staff who
gave up their time to take the tours after hours
Bottling line - with distinctive green tops of Pale Ale on the line
Historic Vehicles in the museum
Mark Smeaton and President Steve Barilla thanking Cooper's Operation's Manager Nick Sterenberg
for an enjoyable and educational evening