April 10, 2020

Harrogate brewery launches ‘Take-Home Taproom’ for beer fans having to self-isolate

Award-winning Harrogate brewery, Rooster’s, has launched a Take-Home Taproom for all those people currently self-isolating during the coronavirus outbreak.

The move follows government advice earlier this week urging Brits to avoid going to the pub as part of measures designed to encourage social distancing. Rooster’s Take-Home Taproom is available for free home-delivery for people living in the Harrogate, York and Leeds areas, with Rooster’s launching a home-delivery service in response to the fact that so many people are now having to self-isolate.

Rooster’s Take-Home Taproom includes a 15-strong selection of its core-range of award-winning vegan-friendly beers, four premium quality pub snacks, and details of how to access a specially curated playlist, developed by revered beer writer Pete Brown with each of the beers in mind. In addition, each case includes a Rooster’s embossed beer glass and a pub quiz comprising of 50 questions. It can be ordered through Rooster’s online shop now for £35.

Commenting on the launch of the Take-Home Taproom, Rooster’s commercial director, Tom Fozard, said: “With a growing number of people self-isolating as part of a national effort to overcome this terrible virus, we wanted to do our bit to help people through these difficult and strange times.

“Our Take-Home Taproom enables people to enjoy a taste of everything that makes our taproom so special from the comfort and safety of their own home and provides them with an opportunity to support a local, independent, family-run business that could really do with their support right now.”

Oliver, Tom and Ian Fozard in the sample room

Rooster’s acclaimed beers received further recognition last week, winning six gongs at the SIBA Independent Beer Awards. It announced earlier this week that its Hornbeam Park taproom would continue to remain open, from Wednesday through to Sunday, with an array of measures in place to ensure the highest hygiene standards are maintained. It has said it will continue to monitor guidance closely and, should the government request that bars, pubs and taprooms close, it will follow such instruction to the letter.

Full details of what the Take-Home Taproom includes:

·       15 x 330ml cans (all vegan friendly) comprising of:

o   3 x Baby-Faced Assassin (internationally revered IPA)

o   3 x 24/7 (much acclaimed sessionable, hop-forward pale ale)

o   3 x One Trick Pony (sour beer brewed in collaboration with Taylors of Harrogate using its Rose Lemonade herbal tea)

o   3 x Pilsnear (award-winning hybrid pale ale/pilsner)

o   3 x Yankee (a modern classic and one of the first new-style pale ales to be brewed in the UK)

·       4 x premium quality pub snacks

o   The Kernels Fury (Jalapeno & Lime Cashews + Hot Chilli Peanuts)

o   The Kernels Mexicano (Sour Cream Cashews + Hot Chilli Peanuts)

o   Serious Pig Snackingham (Juniper & Star Anise Air-Dried Hame)

o   Serious Pig Snacking Cheese (Oven Baked Italian Cheese)

·       1 x 2/3-pint Rooster’s embossed beer glass

·       1 x details of how to access a specially created playlist, developed by revered beer writer Pete Brown with each of the beers in mind

·       1 x pub quiz, comprising of 50 questions, including a picture-round