Gallons brewed last year
Hop varieties in our hop store
Different beers brewed in 2017
Cans packaged last week


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.

Click here to read more about 25 years of Rooster’s.



Alc. 4.3% Vol.
A mix of Cascade & Chinook hops & Simpson’s Golden Promise pale malt, Franklin is a celebration of the modern-style pale ale, pioneered by Rooster’s founding brewer, Sean Franklin. Aromas of citrus fruits & grapefruit give way to a quaffable level of bitterness
Availability: February & March
One Trick Pony
Alc. 4.1% Vol.
A sour beer brewed in collaboration with Hawkshead Brewery and Taylors of Harrogate. Hallertau Blanc and Pacific Gem hops offer a low-level of bitterness to this tart beer that carries a pink hue and floral and citrus notes from Taylors’ Rose Lemonade herbal tea infusion.
Availability: ***SOLD OUT***
Ragged point
Alc. 5.0% Vol.
Roasted malt flavours combine with a healthy addition of four big-hitting hops from the US (Cascade, Citra, Simcoe and Mosaic) to create a jet black stout that’s been dry-hopped for good measure.
Availability: Limited edition
Nelson Sauvin IPA
Alc. 5.0% Vol.
A single-hopped IPA brewed using the much sought-after Nelson Sauvin hop from New Zealand that creates a white wine fruitiness, with hints of gooseberry, backed up by a lasting grapefruit bitterness.
Availability: Limited edition
By 'Eck
Alc. 6.8% Vol.
By ‘Eck is a clementine IPA brewed with London’s Beavertown Brewery and is beer number three of our 25th Anniversary Collaboration Project. Fresh clementine peel, pulp and juice has been added to a blend of three orangey hops (Amarillo, Crystal and Pacifica), with Germany’s Mandarina Bavaria being used for dry-hopping. The beer carries a haze due to the amount of hops and fruit used.
Availability: Limited edition
Northern Powerhouse
Alc. 4.5% Vol.
A soft and juicy session IPA, with both malty sweetness and hop bitterness. Balanced and bursting with citrus and tropical fruit flavours, with a hint of pine from a blend of Azacca, Mosaic and Simcoe hops. Brewed with Magic Rock, Northern Powerhouse is the first of Rooster’s 25th Anniversary Collaboration Project beers and has been fermented using Magic Rock’s yeast strain.
Availability: ***SOLD OUT***
Little Darlings
Alc. 4.3% Vol.
Brewed using a brand-new British hop from the Charles Faram breeding programme, this pale ale displays characteristics of tropical fruits, in particular passion fruit and guava, which lead to a medium level of bitterness.
Availability: March
Red State
Alc. 4.2% Vol.
Four different malts (Golden Promise, Melanoidin, Crystal and Red Rye Crystal) combine with four different hop varieties (Azacca, Waimea, Admiral and Ahtanum) to create a hop-forward red ale that displays moderate citrus notes and a refreshing level of bitterness.
Availability: January - April
Alc. 4.0% Vol.
Delicate hop flavours are complemented by the addition of fresh watermelon in this crisp, fruity and refreshing pale ale that has a light, bitter finish.
Availability: January - April


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It has come to our attention that the cans of One Trick Pony, our recently released Rose Lemonade sour, carry some information on the labels regarding the beer’s suitability for vegans, which is incorrect.

Fancy a few light ales direct from the source, served by the brewers? We're opening our doors for the first time as a tap room on Saturday February 24th between 12pm and 6pm.

Welcome to the North, @beavertownbeer. We’re brewing up a fruity little number as part of our 25th Anniversary Collaboration Project, which will be jointly released at each brewery on February 24th. Cheers! 🍻

Our 4.3% cask special for February is Franklin, a pale ale brewed with a blend of Cascade and Chinook hops and named after Rooster’s founding brewer, Sean Franklin, who pioneered the use of these two hops in the UK a quarter of a century ago.

Oh, hai @hawksheadbrewery - look what’s just been delivered!

With 2018 being our 25th anniversary, we've delved into the archives and, throughout the next 12 months, we'll be sharing some newspaper and magazine clippings, old photos and artwork designs we've dug up from the last 25 years (some of which have never been made public before). We're kicking things off with this feature article on Sean Franklin (Rooster's founding brewer) from the January 1993 issue of CAMRA's What's Brewing magazine, written by Barrie Pepper. There's a first mention of Yankee in here too, which also turns 25 this year!

Consider our 25th Anniversary Collaboration Project officially launched! Northern Powerhouse - brewed with our friends from @magicrockbrewing - is available in cask, keg & can 👍🏻

We’re delighted to have our good friends from @hawksheadbrewery join us today to create an extra special beer as part of our 25th Anniversary Collaboration Project. Keep an eye on our Twitter feed for more info 👍🏻

Keep your peepers peeled and check the bottom of our limited edition 25th Anniversary Pale Ale cans when they launch in January. 25 cans will carry a message for you to get in touch, quote the unique code and claim your prize! T-shirts, glassware, koozies and more are up for grabs. Don’t worry if your can doesn’t have a code, you’ll at least have a tasty beer to enjoy 😀

It’s not every day that a brewery turns twenty-five, so we’ve decided to celebrate by brewing a bunch of beers with some of our favourite brewers and breweries across 2018.

The first of our 25th Anniversary Collaboration Project beers was brewed today and will be launched as part of a joint tap takeover with Magic Rock at North Bar in Leeds on January 10th 🍻👍🏻

@bryoniebrignall will have no regrets come tomorrow! #cluckyeah

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

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

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...