Hopping Hog IPA jumps into Hogs Back Brewery line-up

Hogs Back Brewery is adding to its core range of craft beers with the launch of Hopping Hog IPA, its first keg ale.
A complex IPA with a 5.4% ABV, Hopping Hog will be available year-round from the Surrey-based brewer. It is being launched in a cask format – which will be available at selected times – and moving into keg later this year. It will also be available in 330ml bottles.
The first pub to serve Hopping Hog IPA will be the acclaimed Bree Louise in Euston, London, which is hosting a Hogs Back Brewery Tap Takeover from 29 April to 3 May, showcasing beers including TEA, Surrey Nirvana, HBB (Hogs Back Best Bitter) and its Hogstar English lager in cask rather than its customary keg format.
In the off-trade, Hopping Hog IPA will be available from summer through the Hogs Back Brewery shop and mail order service, as well as from a number of independent retailers.
Rupert Thompson, owner of Hogs Back Brewery, said …IPA is a traditional English beer style and played an important part in establishing the reputation of British brewers as amongst the best in the world.
…Today, it’s one of most popular beer styles globally, thanks to the US craft brewers who adopted it with such passion. However, we wanted to prove that it takes a British brewer to make the perfect IPA. Hopping Hog is a complex, full-strength IPA that fits neatly into our portfolio alongside our flagship cask ale TEA and session bitter HBB.
…Combined with our core range of draft and bottled ales, seasonal beers, and our recently-launched Hogstar English Lager and Montezuma’s Chocolate Lager, we have a portfolio that appeals to beer lovers across the board.”
Hopping Hog IPA has an RRP of £x for an 330ml bottle. Slightly spicy with grapefruit notes on the tongue, it is a balanced and full-bodied IPA with a long, dry finish, and a distinctive red colour. Hopping Hog is brewed with Mount Hood, Cascade, Chinook and Fuggles hops and a selection of the finest malts.