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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

White Rose
Alc. 4.0% Vol.
White Rose is an approachable charity fund-raising pale ale brewed using four hops and soft Yorkshire water to produce citrus aromas and a light and refreshing level of bitterness. 10p from every pint sold is being donated to Yorkshire Cancer Research.
Availability: August
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: July - September
Blind Jack
Alc. 3.7% Vol.
Named after Knaresborough’s most famous historical character, Blind Jack is an amber ale brewed with the addition of Rye malt and a blend of American hops to create a quaffable beer with citrus fruit aromas and a light, spicy finish.
Availability: July - September
Rockafella
Alc. 4.4% Vol.
Brewed in collaboration with our friends at St Austell Brewery, Cornwall, Rockafella is a deconstructed New York cheesecake in a glass. Biscuity Maris Otter & Cornish Gold malts, combine with the addition of vanilla pods, lemon peel and zest during the boil, create a crisp and fruity pale ale.
Availability: Limited Release
Azacca
Alc. 4.3% Vol.
A limited edition, single-hopped pale ale brewed with Azacca, a new hop from across the pond named after the spirit guide for agriculture. It’s a hop that displays a mix of mango, pineapple and tangerine flavours.
Availability: August
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
High Tea
Alc. 6.2% Vol.
High Tea is a limited edition Jasmine Green Tea IPA that’s back by popular demand. Pale malt provides a backdrop for a blend of four hops, jasmine flowers and Taylors of Harrogate Green Tea with Jasmine, creating a mixed-fruit and floral aroma, with a balanced bitterness and green tea finish. English Admiral hops have been used to provide a citrus backbone to the beer, whilst the addition of three New World hops (Cascade, Crystal and Galaxy) enhances the fruit and jasmine aromas.
Availability: Limited Release
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WHAT WE'RE UP TO

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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



Three of our latest specials to keep an eye out for



There's nothing like digging out the mash to warm you up on a chilly January day.



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...



Baby-Faced Assassin tasting on top form at @fountainandink this afternoon 😍



Have you tried High Tea - our jasmine green tea IPA - yet? It's limited edition, so, if you see it, grab it!



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.