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27th April 2023

Rooster’s Brewing Co. Announces Full Suds With Buds Line-Up

Over 20 breweries have been confirmed for Rooster’s Brewing Co.’s inaugural invitational beer festival, Suds With Buds, taking place at the brewery’s home in Harrogate on July 1st.

Tickets for Rooster’s Brewing Co. invitational beer festival, Suds With Buds, are now available, with the full line-up of breweries, live music and street food traders having been confirmed. The festival will be take place on July 1st and will span the entirety of the brewery and yard, Taproom, beer garden and The Sample Room (a private event bar) upstairs.

The event will feature a unique 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. A handful of breweries from the USA complete the line-up, along with Finland’s Brinkhall Cider, which has never been served in the UK before. Odell Brewing Co. and Crooked Stave, both from Colorado and with a strong reputation in the UK, will be showcased alongside beers from Californian breweries Green Cheek and Everywhere, as well as Bale Breaker from Yakima in Washington State.

All five of the US breweries will also be brewing with Rooster’s to produce a collection of beers to form an American Celebration of releases throughout the summer as part of Rooster’s 30th Anniversary Collaboration Project.

An unmissable event for beer lovers, Suds With Buds a quality mix of street food traders is also on offer, with stuffed Greek pittas, stone-baked sourdough pizza, speciality burgers and Mexican tacos on the menu. A live music stage is being built in the Taproom’s beer garden and will play host to a high calibre mix of musicians and artists.

Speaking about the event, Tom Fozard, Rooster’s Commercial Director said: “We’ve wanted to host Suds With Buds ever since we up scaled the brewery and opened the Taproom in 2019, so I’m excited that we’re finally in a position to make it happen. The list of breweries joining us and the beers they’ll be pouring is, quite frankly, ridiculous, but the quality of the street food traders and calibre of the live music on the day is equally impressive. Hopefully the weather will play its part and the sun will be shining for everyone who joins to enjoy a few suds with their buds on July 1st.”

Sheffield’s Hot Soles are confirmed as the festival headliners, having previously supported The Zutons on tour, with Ralph Pelleymounter also taking to the stage ahead of touring with Bastille later in July. 2022 Girls I Rate #GETHEARD Future Hitmaker winner, Ramona Rose is also among the other acts announced so far.

Suds With Buds is a ticket-only event, with the Taproom being closed to non-festival goers on the day. Early Bird tickets are available via until April 30th at a discounted price of £20. In addition to the extensive list of beers, street food and live music, the price of a ticket includes an exclusive souvenir Suds With Buds glass and event programme.


More information is available via Rooster’s blog

For further details, please contact Tom Fozard via 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-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.