‘Treat Yourself, Support Your Local Brewery’

December 2020

Hogs Back launches ‘experience’ vouchers for Christmas

After a treat-free 2020, likely to be remembered by most for the absence of any experiences outside the home, Surrey based Hogs Back Brewery is offering a selection of beer tastings and tours, some to enjoy now, others ideal as Christmas gifts for beer lovers, redeemable whenever COVID restrictions ease next year.

The Hogs Back Brewery Tap in Tongham has reopened and is taking table bookings for Friday and Saturday evenings, with a programme of live music lined up and comedy nights set to resume as soon as possible. They are also offering a Virtual Beer Tasting, to recreate the popular events which have been held regularly at the brewery, and a VIP Day which includes trying your hand at brewing.

Hogs Back Brewery owner Rupert Thompson said: “Before reopening after the latest national lockdown, we asked our customers whether they would feel comfortable returning to our Brewery Tap and what entertainment they’d like to see. Comments were overwhelmingly positive and have informed the way we plan to run our bar safely while restrictions are in place.

“The national and partial lockdowns have presented us, and the hospitality sector generally, with huge challenges. We’re all hoping that the situation will improve in 2021, but until then, we hope that local drinkers will want to support us, either by visiting the Brewery Tap, or purchasing one of our ‘brewery experience’ vouchers as a Christmas gift.”

The Hogs Back Brewery experience vouchers, all available to purchase online from www.hogsback.co.uk, include:

  • Brewery Tap It’s my Round’ – £14

A table for up to 6 people and a flagon of any Hogs Back draft beer available in the Tap bar.

  • Brewery Tap Music Night – £24

Live music from popular, mainly local, bands, in the Hangar – used earlier this year to dry the hops harvested from the adjacent hop garden.  A table for up to 6 and a flagon of beer are included in the price.

  • Virtual Beer Tasting – £35

The perfect gift for beer lovers who want to learn while they drink! Recipients receive a box of five beers, a set of beer ingredients, a glass, snacks and an invitation to join the Zoom tasting, conducted by a Hogs Back expert. Tastings are scheduled for December 10th and 16th and more dates will be added for 2021.

A VIP day at Hogs Back Brewery, priced at £100, is ideal for anyone who’s ever fancied brewing beer as well as drinking it.  As well as a guided tour of the brewery and hop garden, you’ll be able to join the team in the brewhouse, and have a tutored beer tasting.  Available for a group of up to 6 people, dates to be announced.

Finally, tickets to the Hogs Back Hop Harvest Party, on Saturday 18th September, are also on sale at an ‘early bird’ price of £12, including a pint of beer. Although this year’s event was cancelled, previous parties have seen up to 2,000 people celebrate the harvest with beer, food, live music and other entertainment – a truly unique experience!

All experience tickets can be purchased from the Hogs Back website. Attending a Brewery Tap event may require purchase of a ‘substantial meal’, depending on regulations at the time of visit.