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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

Helter Spelter
Alc. 4.5% Vol.
A hazy spelt pale ale brewed with the addition of apricot. Bready spelt and stone fruit aromas give way to a well-rounded body and balanced finish, complemented with the use of Galaxy, Citra and Rakau hops.
Availability: Limited Edition
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
Birdman
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: June
Big Country
Alc. 4.1% Vol.
A blend of English malted barley, oats and wheat provide the backbone upon which US and UK hops form a formidable, transatlantic partnership. Simcoe, Mosaic and Jester, combined with a healthy amount of a new UK developmental hop variety (CF160), create a fruit bowl of aromas that complement the fruity notes brought to the party by Lallemand’s™ New England yeast strain.
Availability: Limited edition
Anything Gose
Alc. 4.2% Vol.
Brewed with our friends at Ska Brewing, Anything Gose is a refreshingly tart, contemporary gose. Pale in colour, with a slight haze. Floral and fruity aromas on the nose follow through on to the palate with rhubarb notes and a crisp minerality to finish.
Availability: Coming Soon!
Dry-Hopped Yankee
Alc. 4.3% Vol.
A dry-hopped version of our flagship beer. Yankee® is a modern classic; light and easy-drinking, it’s a beer that showcases the floral and citrus fruit aromas of the Cascade hop, grown in the USA, projected against a back drop of soft Yorkshire water and golden promise pale malt.
Availability: While stocks last
Howl (Turkish Delight Edition)
Alc. 7.2% Vol.
The latest incarnation of our ever-changing imperial stout. Conditioned on cacao nibs and a Rose Lemonade tea infusion from Taylors of Harrogate - the result is a delicious, elegant and complex stout, with deep chocolate and Turksih Delight flavours.
Availability: Limited Edition
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