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Tour 2014 - Ledley taps a cask in Seattle

Posted by Tottenham Hotspur on 17 July 2014  - 08:15

Ledley King performed the official 'tapping the cask' ceremony of a special-edition ale at Reuben's Brews, Seattle, on Wednesday.

Ledley gets ready to tap the caskSuccess!Ledley with Reuben's Brews co-founder, Adam Robbings

The local brewery has joined forces with our official Supporters Club Seattle Spurs to create their own British Bitter to toast our arrival in the area.

The drink has been named 'London Calling' - and Ledley was on hand to 'tap out' the barrel, allowing the many Spurs fans attending to enjoy a tipple.

"It's a brilliant idea, a fantastic way to bring people together and funds are going to a great cause as well," said Ledley.

"I've enjoyed another chance to meet fans and engage with them and you can tell the American supporters are all buzzing after their performance at the World Cup. It's a great time to be out here."

Below: Ledley joins Spurs fans in toasting 'London Calling' at Reuben's Brews, Seattle

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The drink is the brainchild of keen Spurs fan and former White Hart Lane Season Ticket Holder Adam Robbings - a member of Seattle Spurs who moved to the States a few years ago and co-founded Reuben's Brews back in 2012.

Adam has enlisted the help of his fellow Supporters’ Club members, along with supporters from a Sounders’ fan group - known as Gorilla FC - to launch the brew, with proceeds set to be donated to Street Soccer Seattle, a locally-based organisation that uses football to empower homeless individuals to find greater success and peace in their lives.

He explained: "I used to live at Chalk Farm, moved here in 2004 and opened the brewery in 2012. We'd never brewed a British bitter before but when we knew Spurs were coming to Seattle it seemed the perfect time to do it.

"We've had a fantastic turn out and it's great to be able to support Street Soccer Seattle as well."

Look out for a video of this event - coming soon via our free Tour 2014 Spurs TV Pass.

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