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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

This Is England
Alc. 3.8% Vol.
A light and fruity English best bitter, with a touch of spice on the nose, brewed using a blend of four malts and Admiral, Jester and Bramling Cross hops.
Availability: April & May
Cream
Alc. 4.7% Vol.
We’ve delved into the archives to brew one of Sean Franklin’s favourite recipes. Cream is a premium aromatic bitter that showcases the Liberty hop, which is from Washington State in the USA. Soft Yorkshire water creates a smooth bitterness, with a slightly citrus and spiced finish.
Availability: April - June
Jubilee
Alc. 4.0% Vol.
Cucumber sandwich, anyone? Light, crisp and easy-drinking, Jubilee is a cucumber pale ale inspired by the garden and street parties hosted across the country during the Queen’s silver jubilee year in 1977. Delicate, refreshing and outrageously drinkable.
Availability: April - June
Distant Sun
Alc. 3.9% Vol.
A smooth, brown beer that displays hints of chocolate from the different malts used. A gentle level of bitterness has been harnessed from the USA’s Crystal hop variety.
Availability: April & May
Counter Culture
Alc. 5.5% Vol.
An American-style wheat beer brewed in collaboration with Thornbridge and fermented with Rooster’s house yeast. Light tropical and citrus fruit hop aromas are balanced against a delicate backbone of 60% barley and 40% wheat that leads to a smooth mouthfeel and a crisp and refreshing finish.
Availability: Limited edition
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
Union Gap
Alc. 4.3% Vol.
Showcasing a blend of three hops from the Pacific Northwest of America (Simcoe, Amarillo and Sterling), Union Gap takes its name from the city of the same area and displays flavours and aromas of lemon peel and tangerine orange.
Availability: April
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WHAT WE'RE UP TO

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Our 25th Anniversary Collaboration Project beers are coming thick and fast. Big Country is being released in cask, keg and can next week!



Gearing up for Saturday’s taproom event and @balebreaker collab launch.



Hottest day of the year so far, y’say? We’ve just added a new version of Howl (our ever-changing imperial stout) to the Pick ‘n’ Mix page of our webshop! This time it’s a Turkish Delight edition, available in 330ml cans roosters.co.uk/shop



Check out this awesome photo shared with us by @cait521 ・・・ If looks could kill. #babyfacedassassins #dylanphillipprice #connorpatrickprice #auntylife



‪The 25th Anniversary Collaboration Project brews are coming thick and fast, with our old friends @northbrewco ruling the roost today. ‬



Coming soon...



Cucumber sandwich, anyone?



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!



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.



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...