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Swinging Low with the Rugby World Cup

Launching at the beginning of September for a limited run only will be The Grainstore Brewery’s salute to the Rugby World Cup 2015.

Swan Dive, will feature on the bar at The Grainstore Brewery Tap throughout the tournament which runs from the 18th September to the 31st October 2015. It will feature in many local hostelries as well!

Brewed especially for this years tournament, Swan Dive is a golden ale, brewed with a combination of English and Eastern European hops coupled with the delicate character imparted by lightly kilned malt. At 3.9 abv, it is dangerously drinkable!

As a special promotion throughout the Rugby World Cup, alongside our friends at Hambletons, we will be offering a ‘Pie and a Pint’. A mini Steak and Ale or Pork and Cider Snack Pie, made with our own ale and cider together with a pint of Swan Dive at a bargain price, during the live televised games showing on out two TV screens.

Rugby World Cup

The first Rugby World Cup was held in 1987, hosted by Australia and New Zealand who pushed for the tournament to be approved. Since the first tournament, six others have been held at four-year intervals. The most recent tournament was held in New Zealand in 2011, and was won by the New Zealand All Blacks.

England, France, New Zealand and Australia have all reached three Rugby World Cup finals, making them the most successful nations to take part.

Rev. William Webb Ellis (24 November 1806 – 24 February 1872) was an Anglican clergyman and the alleged inventor of Rugby football whilst a pupil at Rugby School.

A plaque, erected in 1895, at Rugby School bears the inscription below

THIS STONE
COMMEMORATES THE EXPLOIT OF
WILLIAM WEBB ELLIS
WHO WITH A FINE DISREGARD FOR THE RULES OF FOOTBALL
AS PLAYED IN HIS TIME
FIRST TOOK THE BALL IN HIS ARMS AND RAN WITH IT
THUS ORIGINATING THE DISTINCTIVE FEATURE OF
THE RUGBY GAME
A.D. 1823

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