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1st February 2024

Rooster’s Announces Details for Suds With Buds 

Rooster’s Brewing Co. has released details of the line-up for the 2024 instalment of Suds With Buds, the

Harrogate-based brewery’s invitational beers, street food and live music festival. Taking place on Saturday June 29th and spanning the combined site of the brewery, yard, Taproom, event bar and beer garden, tickets are now available via

The inaugural event took place in 2023 as part of Rooster’s 30th anniversary celebrations and proved to be such a success that it’s expected to sell-out once again, despite capacity having been increased for 2024.

Suds With Buds will once again deliver a line-up of over 100 exceptional beers from some of the UK’s most respected and talked-about breweries, including, for the first time, Kernel, DEYA, Burnt Mill, Track, and Marble. Stiegl from Austria and Spanish brewery, Peninsular will also be pouring their beers.

The single-session event will run from 2pm – 8pm and is ticket only, with the Taproom closed to nonfestival goers on the day. Priority access offering 20% off was given to subscribers to Rooster’s mailing list 48-hours ahead of tickets going on general sale on February 1st, with the initial uptake proving once again to be strong.

Early Bird tickets are available at a discounted price of £22.50 per ticket. Available until the allocation sells out, the remaining tickets will then be available at the full price of £25. Designed as a break-even event, the price of each ticket covers the various costs involved in pulling together festival on such a scale and includes a souvenir glass and event programme.

Speaking about the return of Suds With Buds, Tom Fozard, Rooster’s Commercial Director said: “We were immensely proud with how we pulled off the event last year, with the feedback we received from brewers and festival goers last year being nothing but positive, so we’re excited to be going again! The line-up of breweries we’ve announced so far is, quite frankly, stupid in terms of the quality of beers that will be available on the day on the day too, so everyone joining us going to be in for a real treat.”

Four street food traders, yet to be announced, will provide attendees with a delicious and varied range food options on the day. The line-up of musicians that will be taking to the purpose-built stage in the beer garden is also close to completion and will also be revealed in the coming weeks.

Further details and a link to buy tickets can be found by visiting


For further information, please contact Tom Fozard on or 01423 222312. Rooster’s Brewing Co. |

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-ofthe-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 information, please contact Tom Fozard on or 01423 222312.

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