Rooster's Fort Smith - A Fort Smith Beer You Probably Never Heard About

Rooster's Fort Smith Beer. A play on of Rooster Cogburn in the movie True Grit based in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  It's also a brew you have likely never heard about. Rooster's Brewing Company is based in the United Kingdom. 

Rooster's Fort Smith brew is an APA (American Pale Ale). According to BeerAdvocate, Fort Smith is a big and bold India Pale Ale, brewed using Citra and Chinook hops from the USA to create tropical and passion fruit aromas and a lasting, bitter finish. It's available year-round at 5% ABV (alcohol by volume).

Can. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is tropical fruits, some wood and mild bready malts to it. Flavour is tropical fruits, some nectar and mild floral notes. Also a bit of sweet malts.
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Can from haymarket bar. Pours slightly hazy gold with a long-lived white head. Floral nose, pine. Grapefruit on palate.
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We have never seen the ale anywhere in town. In fact, we discovered this beer while browsing Instagram. We have never tried purchasing Fort Smith online, but if it something you have any interest in, here are some of the links we found that offer it. 

You can also try contacting Rooster's Brewing Company personally if you wish. HELLO@ROOSTERS.CO.UK

According to Rooster's website, "

A brief summary since 1993

Hatched in 1993, at a time when most ales on the market were brown, Rooster’s Brewing Co. fast developed a reputation for brewing ground-breaking, hop-forward pale ales that showcase exciting new hops from the USA.

Fast forward over twenty years and we’re still crazy about hops and the flavours they impart on beer – our hop store is crammed full of varieties from all over the world; from Australia and New Zealand to Slovenia and North America. But that’s not to say we don’t enjoy playing around with other flavours and styles of beer along the way.

Beers such as Yankee® soon started to attract the attention of judges at beer festivals across the UK, racking up countless awards along the way. One of the original, new-style, pale ales to be brewed in the UK, Yankee® is now a modern classic.

Over the years the awards have kept coming, but on a slightly larger scale, with YPA® picking up back to back gold medals at the prestigious World Beer Cup in recent times, whilst Baby-Faced Assassin also won a medal at the 2015 International Beer Awards."

Rooster's Fort Smith Beer
Rooster's Fort Smith Beer

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