UK craft beer maker Rooster’s Brewing Co has invested £850,000 in a new brewery and taproom, three times the size of its previous premises.
Located in Harrogate, the 20,000-square-foot facility will enable Rooster’s to almost double its production capacity, with opportunities to increase this further in the future.
The company’s new home consists of a bespoke brewhouse capable of producing over 30,000 litres of craft beer per week.
Alongside this main plant, Rooster’s has also invested in a smaller, 1,600-litre brewing unit, which will be used to produce an ongoing range of limited-edition beers. These brews will form part the Outlaw Project sub-brand, launching later this month.
Rooster’s director Ian Fozard, who runs the company with his sons Oliver and Tom, said: “This move marks the start of a new and exciting chapter in a 27-year history that has seen the company recognised as one of the originators and pioneers of the craft beer movement.
Oliver, Tom and Ian Fozard at the new facility in Harrogate.
“The new brewery enhances both our brewing capabilities and our competitiveness in the marketplace, and means we’re exceptionally well placed to service the growing demand for our range of award-winning beers, both in the UK and further afield.”
Head brewer Oliver Fozard added: “Our focus has and always will be on brewing consistent, quality, easy-drinking and well-balanced beers, so we’re very excited by all the new opportunities this bespoke plant opens up for us.
“Not only does it enable us to significantly increase our production output for our ever-expanding range of beers but, with the addition of the smaller plant, we now also have an exciting opportunity to channel the pioneering creativity we’re known for and create a range of exciting, inspiring, flavour-filled limited-edition beers that bring something completely new and different to the market.”
Rooster’s beers such as Yankee and Baby-Faced Assassin are stocked in retailers Waitrose, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s as well as independent beer sellers.
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