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15th June 2023

An American Celebration With Rooster’s Brewing Co.

Rooster’s Brewing Co. has lined up five collaborations with a selection of some of the U.S.’s most respected and highly regarded breweries to produce a collection of beers that will be released throughout the summer. Billed as an American Celebration, each of the beers also form part of Rooster’s 30th Anniversary Collaboration Project.

The first release of the Harrogate-based brewery’s milestone transatlantic celebrations has been brewed with Crooked Stave from Denver, Colorado. Southbound, a 5.0% NZ Pils was released in both can and keg on June 5th and will be followed on June 19th by [Insert Name Here], an American Pale Ale brewed with Bale Breaker, from Yakima in Washington State. What’s That In Litres?, is a Juicy Pale Ale will also released at the same time and represents Rooster’s third collaboration in recent years with Odell Brewing Co., one of the largest craft breweries in the U.S., based in Fort Collins, Colorado.

The fourth collaboration will be a three-way collaboration with California’s Green Cheek Beer Co., recent winners of no fewer than four medals at the 2023 World Beer Cup and Everywhere, a relatively new start-up brewery that’s quickly developed a strong reputation on the West Coast for the range and  quality of their beers. The resulting beer, Everything’s Just Swell!, is set to be launched at Suds With Buds, Rooster’s inaugural invitation beer festival taking place across their brewery, taproom, beer garden and events space on July 1st.

Georgia’s New Realm Brewing Co. will complete the set towards the end of the summer. The Atlanta based brewery was co-founded by Mitch Steele, one of the most revered brewers in the U.S. and who, quite literally, wrote the book on brewing American IPA’s

American influence has always been at the core of Rooster’s DNA, with founding brewer, Sean Franklin having pioneered a new style of beer using new world hops he imported from the USA in the early 1990’s; something that, up to that point, had never been done in the UK before.

Yankee, Rooster’s appropriately named flagship pale ale, brewed with 100% Cascade hops, will also be celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

Owned by the Fozard family since 2011, Rooster’s affinity with the U.S. beer scene and culture remains strong, with both, Oliver Fozard, Head Brewer and Tom Fozard, Rooster’s Commercial Director who both regularly visiting the States for hop harvests, conferences and general inspiration.

Speaking about the collaborations, Tom said: “We’re delighted that so many of our favourite breweries and some of the closest friends we’ve made within the industry have come together to work with us to help celebrate Rooster’s latest milestone anniversary. The majority of the collabs will be available at Suds With Buds, which is exciting enough, our pals from Bale Breaker, Everywhere and Green Cheek will flying in for the occasion, especially to pour their beers, which Rooster’s is exclusively air-freighting into the UK, along with the Odell and Crooked Stave, just for the festival!”

Suds With Buds will feature a combined line-up of over 100 beers, poured by some of the UK’s most respected and talked-about breweries, including Burning Sky, Elusive, Brew York, North and Siren. Finland’s Brinkhall Cider, which has never been served in the UK before, will also be flying in to share their story and pour a selection of their products.

Also focussing on an array of top notch street food and live music, Sheffield’s Hot Soles have been confirmed as the festival headliners, having previously supported The Zutons on tour, with Ralph Pelleymounter also taking to the purpose built stage in Rooster’s beer garden, ahead of touring with Bastille later in July.

Tickets for Suds With Buds are available via


For further details, please contact Tom Fozard via or 01423 222312.

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Notes to Editors

About Rooster’s Brewing Company

Rooster’s Brewing Co. has always been an independent, family-run brewery, focussed on creating quality new world pale ales, with an emphasis on flavour and aroma.

It was established in 1993 by the pioneering brewer Sean Franklin, who developed a new style of beer that had, up to that point, never been tried in the UK before. At a time when most breweries were taking flavour out, Sean was trying to put more in, using imported flavourful hops from the west coast of America.

His pioneering and innovative approach began to turn heads, with Rooster’s flavour-packed beers standing out in a sea of brown beer – with its flagship pale ale, Yankee, leading the way. The awards began to pour in, with Rooster’s beers winning gold medals at the biggest and most renowned international and national beer awards.

Having won pretty much everything there was to win, in 2011 Sean decided to retire and chose to sell the brewery to Ian Fozard and his sons, Tom and Oliver, in a move that ensured Rooster’s would remain a family-owned brewery.

Ian has had an affinity with beer for over forty years, having been an active member of CAMRA since the 1970s and the founder of Market Town Taverns, which grew into a portfolio of 15 bars and pubs across Yorkshire.

Oliver, who has been brewing professionally since 2000, became the head brewer at Rooster’s, and Tom, also an active brewer, became the company’s commercial director. Oliver was awarded Brewer of the Year in December 2020 by the British Guild of Beer Writers.

In 2018, it became clear that Rooster’s was rapidly outgrowing its site in Knaresborough and in 2019 the decision was made to invest in a new state-of-the-art brewery and taproom. Finding the right location, that offered Rooster’s the opportunity to become part of the fabric of the local community wasn’t easy, but the team were delighted when the perfect space became available at Hornbeam Park in Harrogate. Over the course of 2019 and the early part of January 2020, the company created a bespoke, state-of-the-art facility that it now calls home, in a move that saw it return to the town where Rooster’s was first started some twenty-seven years earlier.

For further details, please contact Tom Fozard via or 01423 222312.

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