Hogs Back Brewery Unleashes the Snorter to Deliver its Freshest Beer Yet

October 2020

Brewery-fresh beer for take away or delivery

Surrey-based Hogs Back Brewery is offering the very freshest local draught beer to customers with the launch of the Snorter – its new, reusable, glass container.

The 3.5 pint stylish, branded Snorter makes a number of Hogs Back‘s draught beers, including its flagship TEA, Hog IPA and Hogstar lager, available to enjoy at home exactly as they come out of the brewery vats. Once it’s been filled to order at the Brewery Shop on the Hogs Back site in Tongham, the Snorter will keep beer fresh in the fridge for seven days.

Beer lovers pay just £5 for their very own Snorter, which can be rinsed, returned and refilled time and again, reducing plastic waste and giving a further boost to the brewery’s strong commitment to sustainability.

Rupert Thompson, managing director of Hogs Back Brewery, said: “We’ve always sold fresh draught beer from the shop for those customers who can’t get to the pub – and unsurprisingly, we’ve seen a huge increase in demand this year, particularly while pubs were closed.

“The new Snorter means that our beers stay fresh and full of flavour for longer, tasting just as our head brewer Miles Chesterman intends. In the same way as growing our own hops in the hop garden just yards from the brewery reduces our food miles, the reusable Snorter improves sustainability by eliminating plastic containers that would have gone into landfill.

“As we like to say, our hops go From Field to Firkin in a Furlong, and now our beers are going Fresh to your Fridge as well. A Snorter of TEA will also cost customers 50p less than when we sell it in a plastic container, so it’s a win-win.

“Beer lovers can now enjoy brewery-fresh beer in a local pub, or served from a Snorter at home.”

Hogs Back estimate that, if all their draught beer sales to local drinkers move into the reusable Snorters, they will be eliminating around 18,000 plastic containers a year. There are also plans to add a one-and-three-quarter pint Snifter and a seven-pint Grunter to the range.

Snorters are available from the Brewery Drive Through and Click & Collect at the brewery, or delivered direct using the Hogs Back Local Delivery service – available to customers living in a number of postcodes radiating out from Farnham and into north Surrey.

To find out more and to place an order, visit the brewery website.  Postcodes currently eligible for Local Delivery are: GU1 to GU24, or starting with GU34, GU35, GU46, GU47, GU51, GU52, GU95 or RG27, RG29, KT8, KT10, KT11, KT12, KT13, KT14, KT15, KT16, KT17, KT18, KT19, KT20 or KT22

Beers available in a Snorter are: TEA, Surrey Nirvana, Hogstar lager and Hog IPA, as well as Hazy Hog cider.