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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

The Wanderer
Alc. 4.3% Vol.
Light and easy-drinking, The Wanderer is a dry-hopped pale ale brewed in collaboration with Yorkshire Square Brewery from California. Golden Promise and Munich malts have been partnered with a blend of four hops (Bramling Cross, Dragon, Jester and Olicana) to create a balanced and fruity summer ale.
Availability: **SOLD OUT**
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
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
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
Capability Brown
Alc. 4.0% Vol.
A classic best bitter, deep amber in colour and displaying classic English hedgerow hop characteristics harnessed from a blend of Challenger, Fuggles and Whitbread Goldings Variety hops.
Availability: July - September
Baby-Faced IHL
Alc. 6.1% Vol.
Baby-Faced IHL– Alc. 6.1% Vol.
Brewed in collaboration with Camden Town Brewery, India Hells Assassin is a mash-up of each brewery’s signature IPA. We’ve taken the malt bill of Baby-Faced Assassin and layered the hop additions of Camden’s India Hells Lager on top, with the addition of Citra for good measure, before fermenting with Camden’s house lager yeast.
Availability: Limited edition
Alternative Facts
Alc. 6.5% Vol.
Six years on from our first collaboration, Doug Odell returned to Knaresborough and promptly set about ensuring he once again left our hop store severely depleted. A blend of four types of malt and the addition of oats, combined with a blend of six different new world hops, results in a juicy IPA that carries a moderately low bitterness and a thirst-quenching finish.
Availability: Limited Edition
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
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
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: Coming soon!
Zest To Impress
Alc. 2.8% Vol.
Brewed in collaboration with Tiny Rebel, Zest To Impress is a hazy radler that started life as a C-hopped pale ale (Cascade and Centennial), before being cut with a still lemonade made in-house, with 450 lemons having been sacrificed in the process. The result is a refreshing, citrus beer that’s pairs perfectly with summertime.
Availability: **SOLD OUT**
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: Coming soon!
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: Coming soon!
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