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17th January 2023

Rooster’s Marks Milestone Anniversary With Pub-Focussed Magazine Release

Harrogate based Rooster’s Brewing Co. is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2023 and has published Thirty Years, a 56-page magazine to mark the occasion that dives into the brewery’s history, as well allowing readers to get to know the team behind the beer.

Designed for pub goers and craft beer enthusiasts to pick up and thumb through over a pint or two, 4000 copies have been printed and are being distributed to independent pubs, bars and beer shops across the north of England.

Renowned beer writers, Emma Inch and Matthew Curtis have contributed feature articles that explore the ground-breaking, family-owned brewery’s past, as well as looking ahead as Rooster’s enters its fourth decade of brewing under owners, Ian Fozard and his twin sons Tom and Oliver.

The brewery originally blazed a trail in the early 90’s when it began creating pale beers with new and exciting hops from the USA that ultimately lead the way for what later developed into a seismic shift in British brewing culture around twenty years later.

Rooster’s moved back to its original hometown of Harrogate following an £850,000 investment in a new, state-of-the-art brewery and onsite taproom in the summer of 2019 and brews over 1.5 million pints of their highly acclaimed beers each year.

The magazine, also available to order via Rooster’s website ( includes a guide to some of the outlets the brewery delivers its beers directly to on a regular basis, as well as shining a spotlight on other independent businesses.

Features include recipes from Paradise, a Mexican-inspired street food and craft beer venue local to the brewery and Skosh, one of York’s most highly rated restaurants, designed to try at home with along with suggested Rooster’s beer pairing. A beer and cheese pairing in collaboration with The Cheeseboard, Harrogate’s iconic cheesemongers, is also included.

To further commemorate its milestone year, Rooster’s will also be releasing a number of limited release beers brewed with friends from other breweries in the UK, Sweden and the USA as part of a 30th Anniversary Collaboration Project. Breweries involved are profiled in the magazine and include Odell Brewing Co. the 20th largest brewery in the U.S., Crooked Stave from Denver and Elusive Brewing, based in Finchampstead.


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-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.

Press release from Rooster’s Brewing Company.

For further information, please contact Tom Fozard on or 01423 222312.