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5th October 2023

Rooster’s taproom plays host to comedian Lucy Beaumont for intimate warm up show

Rooster’s Brewing Co. continued with their recent track record of playing host to some of the UK’s most highly regarded comedians at a recent comedy showcase that took place at the brewery’s onsite Taproom on October 2nd.

Lucy Beaumont, renowned for her appearances on hit shows like Taskmaster, Would I Lie To You, and Meet The Richardsons wrapped up a series of work in progress shows of her upcoming and highly anticipated nationwide theatre tour, Trouble and Strife, with an intimate performance and became the latest in a long line of headline comedians to perform at Rooster’s Taproom.

Based in Harrogate, within the last twelve months, Rooster’s Taproom has played host to Jon Richardson

(8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Meet The Richardsons) and Matt Forde (Spitting Image, Have I Got News For You) for a live recording of their hit podcast in December 2022, with Forde returning in July this year to showcase his hit Edinburgh Fringe show, Inside No. 10.

On a more regular basis, Britain’s Got Talent finalist, Micky P Kerr works closely with the brewery to orchestrate a monthly comedy night at the Taproom under the Really Funny Comedy banner. Taking place on the last Thursday of the month, Rooster’s has become the promoter’s flagship venue, as well as establishing itself on the comedy scene. Sell out gigs have been headlined by a number of top-tier comedians such as Maisie Adam, Josh Pugh, and Kiri Pritchard-Mclean. Several rising stars of the comedy circuit have also performed at the brewery, including  Daniel Tiernan, who was name ‘Comedian of the

Year’ in 2022 (also won by Lucy Beaumont in 2012), and Troy Hawke, whose persona as a member of the Greeter’s Guild went viral earlier this year after a he welcomed Manchester City’s players to their training ground was captured and shared on social media.

The success of Rooster’s as a comedy venue has attracted the likes of other notable comedians such as Nick Helm and Gary Delaney add the venue to their circuit of gigs in the coming months. Hollywood actor and comedian Omid Djalili is set to headline November’s show too.

Rooster’s Commercial Director, Tom Fozard said: “I used to host comedy gigs with a local promoter while working for my university Students’ Union longer ago than I care to remember, so getting to work alongside Micky P Kerr and attract the talent we have done in such a short space of time is incredibly fun and rewarding. The feedback we’re getting from the comics has also been great, so I know what we’re doing is being well received both from a gig-goer’s point of view, but also backstage. Everyone also gets to enjoy a decent pint or two with their comedy too, which is an added bonus.”


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. Rooster’s Brewing Co.

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