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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

South Side
Alc. 4.3% Vol.
Aromas of gooseberry, citrus and pine needles are balanced by the light biscuity maltiness of English Golden Promise barley, followed up by a hoppy, grapefruit bitterness – all of which have been harnessed using a blend of New Zealand’s Motueka, Nelson Sauvin and Waimea hops.
Availability: SOLD OUT
Over & Out
Alc. 5.9% Vol.
Brewed in collaboration with Fourpure, with a hazy orange colour, this IPA certainly packs a punch. Soft tropical fruit aromas fill the nose and follow through onto a juicy palate of mango and papaya with a spicy resinous hop finish that lingers long.
Availability: SOLD OUT
Napoleon Complex
Alc. 3.2% Vol.
With a soft malt base, this well-hopped, scaled down IPA packs a flavourful punch. A blend of El Dorado, Jarrylo and Topaz hops create resinous hop notes and juicy fruit flavours of peach and mango.
Availability: Limited Edition
International Orange
Alc. 4.7% Vol.
A hop-forward, medium bodied amber ale displaying malty caramel notes, balanced with citrus and spice notes courtesy of a blend of Sterling & Summit hops.
Availability: Limited Edition
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
First World Problems
Alc. 4.5% Vol.
First World Problems is a smooth and decadent salted caramel stout. Full-bodied and rich, roasted malt notes lead to a luxurious finish of chocolate, sweet caramel and salt. **Contains lactose**
Availability: Limited Edition
Old Faithful
Alc. 4.3% Vol.
A blend of three hops from three different countries, Old Faithful is a premium-strength pale ale that highlights the berry-fruit qualities that each of the hops (Bramling Cross, Pacific Gem & Cluster) bring to the party. Aromas of blackcurrant and blackberry are followed up by a refreshing level of bitterness.
Availability: February
Not Berry Blue
Alc. 5.3% Vol.
Brewed in collaboration with Dark Star, Not Berry Blue is a blueberry pale ale that carries a deep orange hue and aromas of berry fruit. Soft malty flavours and blueberry sweetness combine and are backed up by a balanced hop bitterness.
Availability: SOLD OUT!
London Thunder
Alc. 4.2% Vol.
A classic approach to a style of beer first developed in Victorian London. Roasted malt and chocolate flavours are abound in London Thunder; a smooth, dark porter brewed using a blend of 7 malts and English hops.
Availability: Limited Edition
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 Edition
Howl
Alc. 6.9% Vol.
Jet black, with a creamy head, this is the Black Forest Gateau edition of Howl, our annual imperial stout. The result is a delicious, decadent and complex beer, with deep chocolate and rich cherry flavours.
Availability: Limited Edition
Nectar
Alc. 5.2% Vol.
A New Zealand pale ale brewed using two sought-after hops from the other side of the world (Rakau and Nelson Sauvin), that combine to produce a dangerously-drinkable premium strength beer, with gooseberry and passion fruit aromas.
Availability: Limited Edition
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Over the past year or so we’ve found ourselves being asked one particular question by customers and beer drinkers alike and that’s whether or not our beers are suitable for vegans? A question that we’ve never been able to give a straightforward answer to… up until now that is!



This is a public service announcement: Today we brewed the first of three new beers that’ll be coming your way in both cask and keg in January 🍺🍺🍺



2018 has been an incredibly exciting year for Rooster’s and 2019 promises to be no different...



Where has this year gone?! It doesn’t seem like two minutes ago that we launched our 25th Anniversary Collaboration Project, but here it is, the last of the beers is being released next week & we’re going out with a juicy, cryo-hopped IPA brewed with the lovely folk from @fourpure 🍻



We’re delighted to have won a British Guild of Beer Writers award last night for the magazine we put together as part of our 25th Anniversary celebrations. Props to all the winners of the night’s other awards, it was great to be in the company of so many skilled & passionate beery people 🍻



We had a blast pouring Howl and High Tea alongside friends from some of our favourite Yorkshire breweries this weekend as part of @207beerweek; soaking up the amazing beer scene they have going on in Portland along the way. Thanks for hosting such a great festival @mainebrewers! 🍻



‪Amazing to see Baby-Faced Assassin being poured at @slabportland, especially amongst such an incredible line-up of beers. Outrageously good pizza too! ‬



Coming to a November near you soon, three beers from two collaborations with our friends from @amundsenbryggeri and @freewheelbrew 🙌🏻 🍻



Keep an eye out for a small(ish) addition to the latest batch of Yankee pump clips we’ve had printed that’ll soon be adorning hand pumps at quality outlets across Yorkshire & beyond #productoftheyear 🏆🍻



Thanks to everyone who nominated us. We were delighted to learn we'd been shortlisted for this award a few weeks ago, but to actually win it is amazing. Hats off to the whole of our team & well played Yankee - not a bad way to celebrate 25 years since first being brewed! 🏆 🍻



We had a blast brewing with our good friends from @greencheekbeer a couple of weeks ago. The result is Pecking Order, a juicy pale ale that includes a cheeky little addition of dried orange peel from oranges grown, picked, zested, dried & smuggled into the country by Evan & Brian. Catch it launching in both cask and keg at @10devonshirepl on the 20th and then at our last brewery taproom social on Saturday 22nd! 🍻



We’re all set for @leedsbeerfest 🙌🏻 Come & find us to quench your pale ale / brut pils / lemon radler / Turkish Delight stout / pineapple & grapefruit IPA / cucumber pale ale / Rocky Mountain IPA / IPA-Lager hybrid / American wheat beer thirst 👍🏻🍻



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.



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.



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.
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