Rotherham mayor’s little tipple all in a good cause

Mayor of Rotherham, Councillor John Foden, and the Mayoress of Rotherham, Kath Foden, at The Bluecoat enjoying the Mayor's Beer.
Mayor of Rotherham, Councillor John Foden, and the Mayoress of Rotherham, Kath Foden, at The Bluecoat enjoying the Mayor's Beer.

The mayor of Rotherham stopped in at a local pub to sample his very own brew - all in the name of charity.

Coun John Foden visited The Bluecoat pub where ‘Mayor of Rotherham’ beer is being sold in aid of three local charities, Rotherham Heart Town, the Rotherham Cancer Care Centre and Rotherham United Community Sports Trust.

The mayor, who admitted he is a real ale fan, released the pump clip of the 3.9 per cent session ale before having a little tipple.

Coun Foden said: “It’s a really good pint and I hope Rotherham beer lovers will enjoy it - knowing that apart from having a nice drink, they will also be contributing to very worthwhile charities.

“I am grateful that everyone has pulled together on this.”

Bluecoat shift leader Michael Rimmington said the pub was delighted to help out as the council was a neighbour – being next door at the Town Hall.

Julian Morley, who founded Harthill village micro-brewery earlier this year, brewed the ale, which is described as ‘a traditional, balanced amber bitter’.

“I was so happy to help out,” he added.