Two of Yorkshire’s most acclaimed breweries have come together to create a new small-batch beer, as part of a global brewing initiative aimed at raising money to provide clean water for 100,000 people in developing countries. The new beer, named Ripple Effect, has been created following a collaboration between Harrogate-based Rooster’s Brewing Co and Leeds-based North Brewing Co.
Made from a blend of cascade, chinook, citra, crystal and lotus hops, Ripple Effect (7.4% ABV) is a bold and juicy IPA, which will be available in 440ml cans (£3.79 per can) through Rooster’s online shop from 23rd March.
The two pioneering breweries teamed up to create the beer in aid of Brewgooder’s Global Gathering, a charitable project created to provide clean water to communities across the world, with each brewery donating £500 in support of the initiative.
Commenting on the collaboration and the name of the beer, Rooster’s head brewer Ol Fozard said: “It’s always fun to team up with the crew at North Brewing Co and it was made all the more special given the purpose we had in mind.
“The name Ripple Effect seemed fitting as we hope that through this beer we can help raise awareness of the lack of clean drinking water in some parts of the world and drive donations in support of the Brewgooder Global Campaign, which is playing a key role in helping to address this important issue.”
Ripple Effect was created at Rooster’s new £850,000 state-of-the-art Hornbeam Park brewery, which is three times the size of the company’s previous premises, enabling Rooster’s to almost double its production capacity immediately.
John Gyngell, co-founder of North Brewing Co, said: “We were so pleased to be invited to partner with Rooster’s on this project – they were one of the first breweries to get us into American hops and we have poured their beers at North Bar in Leeds for years. The beer scene in Yorkshire is thriving, and we feel very lucky to be a part of it. It feels like a real community, and it’s great to see a community pull together to support such a good cause.”