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HISTORY

A brief summary since 1993

Hatched in 1993, at a time when most ales on the market were brown, Rooster’s Brewing Co. fast developed a reputation for brewing ground-breaking, hop-forward pale ales that showcase exciting new hops from the USA.

Fast forward nearly twenty-five years and we’re still crazy about hops and the flavours they impart on beer – our hop store is crammed full of varieties from all over the world; from Australia and New Zealand to Slovenia and North America. But that’s not to say we don’t enjoy playing around with other flavours and styles of beer along the way.

Beers such as Yankee® soon started to attract the attention of judges at beer festivals across the UK, racking up countless awards along the way. One of the original, new-style, pale ales to be brewed in the UK, Yankee® is now a modern classic.

Over the years the awards have kept coming, but on a slightly larger scale, with YPA® picking up back to back gold medals at the prestigious World Beer Cup in recent times, whilst Baby-Faced Assassin won a bronze medal at the 2015 International Beer Awards, as well as a gold and bronze in 2017. Yankee also scooped a silver at the 2017 International Beer Awards.

Although initially a cask-only brewery, we now package our beers in four formats (cask, keg, bottle and can), having invested in our own canning line in 2014, which also allows us to keg a selection of our beers in-house.

It is our continued aim to produce the highest quality, clean-drinking beers possible, whilst also continuing to experiment and innovate, as new beer styles evolve and customer curiosity grows.

OUR NEST OF BEERS

LIMITED EDITION SPECIALS

Roots. Rock. Reggae.
Alc. 6.4% Vol.
Brewed with the addition of fresh pineapple and grapefruit (zest & juice), Roots. Rock. Reggae. is an India Pale Ale that packs a fruity punch. Using Admiral, Cascade, Summit and Nelson Sauvin hops to compliment the tropical fruit flavours, additions of Centennial and Nelson Sauvin during fermentation were made to enhance things further.
Availability: Limited release
Wild Mule
Alc. 3.9% Vol.
Brewed using New Zealand's Nelson Sauvin hop, which creates a white wine fruitiness that's backed up by a lasting grapefruit bitterness, Wild Mule is a new world, session-strength, pale ale with a kick.
Availability: October & November
Howl
Alc. 7.2% Vol.
Jet black, with a creamy tan-coloured head, Howl is an imperial stout that’s been conditioned on whiskey barrel oak, vanilla pods, cacao nibs and raspberries. Crystal, Brown and Chocolate malts make up a third of the grist, providing a bittersweet backbone to the beer, with England’s Bramling Cross & New Zealand’s Pacific Gem providing a subtle, fruity hop character.
Availability: October - December
Code Red
Alc. 5.5% Vol.
A red rye IPA that displays spicy and citrusy notes harnessed from a combination of four big-hitting hop varieties. Dry-hopped for good measure, Admiral, Citra, Cascade and Rakau hops provide a blend of citrus and tropical fruit flavours that offer the perfect balance to the six types of malt used, including rye.
Availability: October - December
California Common
Alc. 4.2% Vol.
Made famous by the breweries of San Francisco and often referred to as a Steam Beer, California Common is a West Coast amber ale fermented with a lager yeast. Caramel maltiness harmonises with fruity hop characteristics to create a medium level of bitterness and a smooth finish.
Availability: October & November
Wake-Up Call
Alc. 6.5% Vol.
Working closely with Taylors of Harrogate’s coffee team, sampling various different beans and roasts, we’ve selected a Rainforest Alliance Arabica coffee from Kenya to brew this limited edition black coffee IPA. The coffee itself displays notes of grapefruit, hints of lemon and orange and a honeyed sweetness, which we’ve complimented and enhanced with the use of Cascade, Chinook and Centennial hops from the USA, as well as Waimea from New Zealand. The result is a hop-forward black IPA with a hint of coffee on the finish.
Availability: Limited Release
Rakau
Alc. 3.9% Vol.
Fresh orchard fruit flavours, particularly apricot, a touch of pine needle and a hint of grapefruit are the characteristics highlighted in this single hop pale ale that showcases Rakau from New Zealand.
Availability: November
Simcoe
Alc. 4.3% Vol.
A single-hopped pale ale that displays the USA Simcoe hop in all its glory. Set against a light malt base, this beer offers up aromas of passion fruit, pine and lemon.
Availability: November
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@bryoniebrignall will have no regrets come tomorrow! #cluckyeah



"24/7 - Overall Small Pack Champion" has got a nice ring to it, wouldn't you say?



We've teamed up with our friends at Taylors of Harrogate to develop a brand new black coffee IPA called Wake-Up Call.



There's something hypnotic about watching Citra being prepped for a brew of B-FA, wouldn't you agree?



Another brew of Baby-Faced Assassin successfully mashed in. Now it's time for breakfast!



Another step closer to launching 24/7 in can...



This year's open day will take place on Saturday July 29th and we'll once again be joined by DJ Tony Safari, as well as Mac Daddies, Andy Annat's Crackerjack BBQ and Karkli's Chompmaster, Kumar.



We're looking forward to sharing 24/7 with you, which launches as a new addition to our core range in cask, keg & can at the start of April. 🍻



We're delighted to share the news that Rooster's came away with a gold, silver and bronze medal at the 2017 International Brewing Awards.



#Repost @trumanbrewery ・・・ DRINK | once a brewery, now a revolutionary space for arts and events in East London, there's still something very fitting about a craft beer festival coming to show us a good time at Truman's #everyonehasastory @roostersbrewco



They don't come much rarer than Howl in keg and the only ones to leave Yorkshire are currently being poured at #CBR17



Late last year we brewed a beer called Howl, which was a 6.8% imperial stout that was conditioned on rum barrel oak and released a cask-only limited edition beer in the run up to Christmas. What we didn’t tell anyone was that we squirreled 5 BBLs of the original beer away...



Rooster’s scooped five awards at the SIBA North East Beer Competition, which was held in York on September 14th.



This year we have chosen to support the Yorkshire Children’s Trust with the brewing of our annual charity fundraising beer, White Rose.



At the end of April we hooked up with our friends at The Bronx Brewery in New York to spend a day brewing with them...



Following a successful launch event last year, we’re excited to be hosting our second annual Brewery Open Day on Saturday July 16th.