This is just a quick note for people thinking about combining Sheffield Eagles' home game today with a real ale trail in the valley of beer.
Their February 16 game against Rochadale Hornets has been cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch and will be rearranged.
The edge has been taken off this dampening news by the fact there is a chance to sample a new Sheffield Eagles beer.
The club has teamed up with Sheffield Brewery Co - its official beer partner - to forge Champions Ale to reflect its consecutive title wins.
The beer, from the nearby brewery at Neepsend, is described as a 3.8% dry hopped golden bitter.
It will be available at The Gardeners Rest, The Wharncliffe Arms, The Beehive, The Fat Cat, The Kelham Island Tavern, Henry's Cafe Bar and The Rutland Arms.
A press release on the Eagles' website says the beer should now be available at The Wharncliffe Arms
(from Friday, February 14) and from the other pubs early next week.
However, I suspect the beer may be available at the other pubs today given that it is supposed to be the league's opening day. So a chance to start the new Championship season with a tick!
You can read the full article on the Sheffield Eagles website here:
And a suggested matchday real ale trail can be found here:http://www.aswiftone.com/2014/02/a-weekend-wonder-in-wadsley-bridge.html