25th Anniversary Collaboration Project



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.


Having initially set out to brew one collaboration a month, we ended up getting a bit carried away in approaching people and have ended up with seventeen lined up. Starting with our friends from Magic Rock, the list includes seven brewers who’ll be heading across the Atlantic to join us from the USA (Bale Breaker, Freewheel, Green Cheek, Odell, Oskar Blues, Ska and Yorkshire Square), one crossing the North Sea from Norway (Amundsen), whilst the guys from Tiny Rebel will be heading up from South Wales at some stage too. Three of London’s finest (Beavertown, Camden and Fourpure) will also be making the trip to Yorkshire, as well a handful of other top notch brewers from some of England’s finest breweries (Dark Star, Hawkshead, North Brewing and Thornbridge).


Beer number one was brewed with Stu from Magic Rock just before Christmas. Called Northern Powerhouse it’s a 4.5% session IPA, brewed using a blend of Azacca, Mosaic and Simcoe – with the emphasis on Simcoe – and has been fermented using Magic Rock’s yeast strain. It’s currently being dry-hopped and conditioned ahead of packaging and will be launched as part of a joint tap takeover with Magic Rock at North Bar in Leeds on January 10th. The beer will then be released in keg to our trade customers, whilst cans will be launched via our online shop (we’ll be tweeting about this once they’re ready to roll) and will also be available at quality, independent stockists for a limited time.



The best way to keep up to date with all of the other collaboration beers as they get brewed and launched throughout the next twelve months is to keep an eye on our Twitter feed.


In addition to Northern Powerhouse being available in cans, we’ll also have a limited edition 25th Anniversary Pale Ale available in cask, keg and can in January, as well as Scrambler – a refreshing, watermelon pale ale. All three beers will likely be available online during the week commencing January 15th.


As if that wasn’t enough, to help kick off our silver jubilee celebrations, all orders placed via our online shop throughout January will receive a complimentary copy of a 72-page magazine we’ve put together that chronicles Rooster’s first twenty-five years, as well as providing more information on all the breweries we’ll be collaborating with and more!


25th Anniversary Collaboration Project


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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! 🍻

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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!


Consider our 25th Anniversary Collaboration Project officially launched! Northern Powerhouse - brewed with our friends from @magicrockbrewing - is available in cask, keg & can 👍🏻

We’re delighted to have our good friends from @hawksheadbrewery join us today to create an extra special beer as part of our 25th Anniversary Collaboration Project. Keep an eye on our Twitter feed for more info 👍🏻

Keep your peepers peeled and check the bottom of our limited edition 25th Anniversary Pale Ale cans when they launch in January. 25 cans will carry a message for you to get in touch, quote the unique code and claim your prize! T-shirts, glassware, koozies and more are up for grabs. Don’t worry if your can doesn’t have a code, you’ll at least have a tasty beer to enjoy 😀

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.

The first of our 25th Anniversary Collaboration Project beers was brewed today and will be launched as part of a joint tap takeover with Magic Rock at North Bar in Leeds on January 10th 🍻👍🏻

@bryoniebrignall will have no regrets come tomorrow! #cluckyeah

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