Gallons brewed last year
Hop varieties in our hop store
Different beers brewed in 2015
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 over twenty 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 also won a medal at the 2015 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.



Alc. 4.3% Vol.
Birdman is the nickname given to the helicopter that shares its name with the hop showcased in this beer - Chinook. Brewed with Golden Promise pale malt, Birdman is a salute to Chinook and the crisp, clean grapefruit flavours the hop creates.
Availability: October
The Italian Job
Alc. 4.7% Vol.
A collaborative pale ale originally brewed with Birrificio Italiano. The addition of black pepper and lemongrass to the brew create delicate citrus and spicy aromas, which lead to a moderate level of bitterness.
Availability: October
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: October - December
Alc. 6.8% Vol.
Jet black, with a creamy tan-coloured head, Howl is an imperial stout that’s been conditioned on rum barrel oak. Crystal, Brown and Chocolate malts make up a third of the grist, providing a bittersweet backbone to the beer, with England’s Bramling Cross providing a subtle, fruity hop character.
Availability: October - December
Outlaw Brewing


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Rooster’s scooped five awards at the SIBA North East Beer Competition, which was held in York on September 14th.

One lemongrass and black pepper pale ale coming right up!...

Welcome to the gun show... 💪🏻

Five of the six awards we scooped yesterday (cask and can) 🍻

Give me an R!... Final preparations are underway for @leedsbeerfest

It's on! Roots. Rock. Reggae. will be back to tantalise your tastebuds across cask, keg and can in the coming weeks.

Tonight we're with our friends @westridingrefreshmentrooms for a tap takeover and meet the brewer's brother event.

This year we have chosen to support the Yorkshire Children’s Trust with the brewing of our annual charity fundraising beer, White Rose.

Post open day relaxation

We're canning B-FA today, which will be on the bar at our open day on Saturday, whilst another batch of California Common is being brewed and Yankee barrelled.

This is a public service announcement: Pilsnear, our latest limited edition can, will be arriving in fridges and on shelves in the coming days.

Busy morning in the Brewhouse. Much coffee needed!

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.