You could soon be raising a glass to our campaign in support of bringing the rugby league world cup to Doncaster.
Doncaster Brewery, based on Young Street, in the town centre, has revealed plans to create a beer to back the campaign, which has the support of Ian and Alison Blaylock, the founders of the microbrewery.
Ian said: “We’re going to call it Back the Bid, and we’ll use rugby league related artwork on the pump clips.
“We’ve got some connections with the rugby clubs, and the Dons have a decent following among our customers.
“We get a lot of people at our brewery bar when the Dons are playing at home at the Keepmoat, and if the Doncaster Knight, the rugby union club are at home.
“I’m supportive of the world cup bid. I think its great to see anything that brings people into Doncaster, and that’s not just from a business perspective.
The new beer follows in a long line of brews, all created on site, named after significant Doncaster events. Existing beers include 1174, celebrating the granting of a Royal Charter to Doncaster by Richard the 1st in 1194. AD71 celebrating the setting up of the Roman Fort in Doncaster, and other hand crafted beers such as the Mansion House, The Minster and the Cheswold.
The brewery which is named ‘Doncaster Brewery’ promotes all things Doncaster. Ian and Alison, who were both born in Doncaster and have lived here all their lives wanted to do something to help put the town firmly back on the map.