Yorkshire Day success for Roosters beer

Roosters' White Rose.
Roosters' White Rose.

By Graham Chalmers

Successful Knaresborough microbrewers Rooster’’s used this year’s batch of one of their most popular real ales to raise funds for a local charity.

White Rose is a 4% abv. pale ale brewed each year to coincide with Yorkshire Day on August 1.

Each year, 10p from each pint sold is donated to a chosen Yorkshire-based charity.

This year the recipients are the Harrogate Homeless Project; a registered charity established in 1991 due to the urgent need for emergency accommodation for homeless people who are not eligible for local authority assistance.

Based in Knaresborough, having originally been established in Harrogate in 1993, Rooster’s is independently owned and run by Ian Fozard and his sons Tom and Oliver.

The strength of their growing reputation is basedon their passion for hops and the flavours they impart on beer – utilising varieties from around the globe, including Australia, New Zealand, Slovenia and North America.

Brewery Manager Tom said both brothers thought it really important to support Harrogate Homeless Project.

“My brother and I were born and bred in Harrogate, so charities such as the Harrogate Homeless Project are close to our hearts and we’re delighted to be able to support their efforts in this way and we’ll be raising a glass on Yorkshire Day.”

The hostel provides accommodation for people over 18 who are homeless or facing homelessness and have a local connection to the Harrogate district. And the charity also provides a day centre.

Rooster’s is also a patron and long-term supporter of Saint Michael’s Hospice in Harrogate.