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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

Golden State
Alc. 4.3% Vol.
A pale ale brewed with Freewheel Brewing Co. from California. Golden State is our last trans-Atlantic collaboration brew of the year. A blend of US Cascade, German Brewers Gold and English Jester hops combine to create light floral and soft fruit flavours, layered on a single Golden Promise malt base. Dry-hopped with, new to us, US hop Strata for an extra burst of fruit flavours.
Availability: November
Once And Never Again
Alc. 4.6% Vol.
Hazy and pale in colour, Once And Never Again is a true to form saison, brewed with our friends at Amundsen Bryggeri, with apricot puree added during fermentation and conditioning. Herbal and delicate spice notes are evident, with a ‘tinned apricot’ finish.
Availability: Limited edition
Finkle & Einhorn
Alc. 4.9% Vol.
Brewed using lager malt and a Bavarian yeast strain, before being finished with Champagne yeast, Finkle & Einhorn is a crisp and refreshing, Extra Brut Pilsner, with notes of honeyed biscuit and aromas of pinot blanc, honeysuckle and blackberry jam.
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
Cream
Alc. 4.7% Vol.
One from the archives, 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: Limited edition
Parts & Labour
Alc. 5.4% Vol.
Bold and juicy citrus and tropical fruit aromas give way to a moderate level of bitterness in this hop-forward, well-balanced American Pale Ale.
Availability: Limited edition
Three French Hens
Alc. 3.9% Vol.
Three French Hens – Alc. 3.9% Vol.
Brewed using Cascade and Centennial hops and the addition of cinnamon and orange peel, Three French Hens is an amber-coloured beer with citrus-fruit flavours and a light, spicy finish.
Availability: November & December
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: Limited Edition
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: November & December
Pecking Order
Alc. 5.1% Vol.
Brewed with our friends from Green Cheek Beer Co., all the way from Orange, California, Pecking Order is a five hop pale ale that’s bursting with a combination of fruit flavours harvested from a generous blend of Amarillo, Comet, Mosaic, Pacifica and Pekko hops and a cheeky little addition of dried orange peel from oranges grown, picked, zested, dried and smuggled into the country by the chaps from Green Cheek.


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: October & November
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: 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: November & December
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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 👍🏻🍻



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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.



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...
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