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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.

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

OUR NEST OF BEERS

LIMITED EDITION SPECIALS

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
25th Anniversary Pale Ale
Alc. 4.3% Vol.
Brewed to celebrate twenty-five years of Rooster’s and our pioneering approach to brewing modern, hop-forward beers, this limited edition pale ale has been brewed using two outstanding New World hops. Tropical fruits and hints of citrus (notably grapefruit) are on display and come courtesy of New Zealand’s Rakau hops and Citra from the USA.
Availability: January
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
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: Limited edition
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: While Stocks Last
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 Edition
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
Scrambler
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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WHAT WE'RE UP TO

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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!



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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



"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.



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...



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