Some varieties of copper ale may be produced to have a bitter flavor, such as that of a bitter, the English term for pale ale. Beer brewed with dark malt may contribute to a copper-colored beer.
Copper ale is the flagship beer of Otter Creek Brewing, a craft brewery located in Middlebury, Vermont. It is also produced by other U.S. companies, such as Boulder Beer Company in Boulder, Colorado.
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