Reuben's Brews cofounders and master brewer, Adam Robbings with Tottenham Hotspurs ex-captain, Ledley King (right).
Reuben’s Brews hosts Tottenham Hotspurs and brews special British ale
On July 16 Reuben’s Brews had a Tapping Ceremony in honor of the Tottenham Hotspurs coming to town to play the Sounders on July 19. For the special occasion Adam Robbings, from the U.K. and a self described “Brit,’ made a British Bitter (Pale Ale) called London Calling.
Robbing’s invited Tottenham Hotspurs players and ex-captain, Ledley King, to share a pint or two. Sure enough King and others were there to tap the keg. Robbings said Ledley was a "totally amazing player and a great captain."
Ledley played in professionally in the U.K. from 1998 to 2012.
“Bringing people together for a great cause with beer is brilliant idea, and it’s a pleasure for me to be involved and invited down here to meet friends,” said King.
“I have supported Spurs since I was four, and for the two years before I moved to the U.S. I went to almost every home game. … Given I'm a Brit, I'm obviously a soccer (football!) fan. My dad has supported Tottenham Hotspur for his whole life, and so it was only natural that I followed the family tradition. I went to most of the home
games at Tottenham before I moved to the US, so in this World Cup year hearing that Tottenham [were] playing a game against Seattle in July was really exciting! So exciting, it called for a beer to be brewed,” Robbings wrote on his blog.
For the event, Reuben’s collaborated with Gorilla FC and Seattle Spurs Supporters Club. A portion of the proceeds from the batch went to Street Soccer Seattle, an organization that uses soccer to help homeless individuals achieve their goals.