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Expat launches beer to mark Tottenham Hotspur game in Seattle

Expat launches beer to mark Tottenham Hotspur game in Seattle

Philip Dewey

Expat launches beer to mark Tottenham Hotspur game in Seattle
Adam Robbings, 40, with wife Grace, 34, and son Reuben when he was one year old.

An expatriate Tottenham Hotspur fan from Old Windsor and Ascot has launched a new beer to celebrate his team going to play in Seattle.

Adam Robbings, formerly of Fernbank Road, Ascot, moved to the north-west American city in 2004 for a two-year secondment while working for T Mobile but after meeting his future wife Grace, 34, he decided to stay in the USA.

The 40-year-old launched his own brewery called Reuben's Brews, named after his four-year-old son, in 2012 and has created a new beer to celebrate Spurs playing the Seattle Sounders on Saturday, July 19.

The former The Windsor Boys' School pupil said: "I have been a Spurs fan all my life. The first game I remember is the UEFA Cup final against Anderlecht.

"My dad supported them since he was a kid so he influenced my choice significantly."

The new brew, called London Calling, is a British pale ale which has been created specifically for the game and will be released to the public on Friday, July 11.

It was brewed with the help of Seattle Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Club and Seattle Sounders Supporters Club.

Former St Edward's Royal Free Middle School pupil Adam, whose all-time favourite Spurs player is Ledley King said: "Having Tottenham come to Seattle was a perfect opportunity for us to brew a British pale ale.

"I thought it would be awesome if we could brew this beer for the game, and to raise money for charity at the same time."

Adam, who played golf for the Berkshire Schools Team, is hoping to launch another beer in November in collaboration with Windsor and Eton Brewery, but for the time being he is looking forward to the big match.

He said: "We have tickets for the Spurs end and it will be Reuben's first football match so we are really excited."

Part of the proceeds from the beer will be donated to football charity Street Soccer Seattle.

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