Award-winning indie brewery Roosters launches cans

By Graham Chalmers

Friday, 16th January 2015, 9:51 am

Knaresborough-based Rooster’s Brewing Co. has launched a range of its award-winning beers in 330ml cans, having recently invested in a canning machine to become Yorkshire’s first micro-canner and one of only a small number in the UK.

Owned and operated by Ian Fozard and his two sons, Tom and Oliver, this ground-breaking craft beer brewery was founded by Sean Franklin in 1993, who blazed a trail with his pioneering use of American hops in the early 1990’s.

The move into the canned beer market reflects the brewery’s continued focus on quality and comes as part of a year of significant investment that has already seen new vessels and equipment installed, as well as an enlarged cold store.

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Rooster’s three canned beers are Yankee (the brewery’s flagship beer), Fort Smith (an American-style pale ale) and Baby-Faced Assassin (an India Pale Ale).

They will be available in two harrogate outlets: Harrogate Fine Wine and Ake & Humphris