Raising a glass of locally brewed beer with friends and family will bring a familiar feel to Christmas celebrations, even in this strangest of years. We have been making concerted efforts to ensure that draught, bottled and canned beers are available for collection or home delivery, with some great offers to encourage early purchase.
Although the Brewery Shop remains closed, we have converted our spacious Kiln Bar into a ‘browsing shop’, primarily for customers wanting to see gift packs before purchasing. We are also setting up a new Snorter collection point at Guildford Cricket Club to manage festive Brewery Fresh Beer demand on Thursday evenings throughout December.
|Drive- Through and Browsing Shop|
|Mon 21st Dec||9am – 6pm|
|Tue 22nd Dec||9am – 6pm|
|Wed 23rd Dec||9am – 6pm|
|Thu 24th Dec||9am – 4.30pm|
|Fri 25th Dec||Closed for Christmas!|
|Sat 26th Dec||Closed for Christmas!|
|Sun 27th Dec||Closed for Christmas!|
|Mon 28th Dec||10am – 4.30pm|
|Tue 29th Dec||10am – 4.30pm|
|Wed 30th Dec||10am – 4.30pm|
|Thu 31st Dec||9am – 4.30pm|
|Fri 1st Jan||Closed for New Years Day!|
What’s new for Christmas?
- Brewery fresh beer: refillable glass flagons to cater for any size of ‘festive bubble’, with Snorters (3.5 pints) and Snifters (1 litre – available from early December) which can be filled with any of Hogs Back’s draught beers including seasonal ales as well as year-round favourites such as TEA, Hog IPA and Surrey Nirvana Session IPA. Five-litre mini kegs for larger groups are also being launched for Christmas, with Hogstar lager initially, while the full range of beers in recyclable PET bottles is available as usual. Brewery fresh beers can be collected from the brewery, or delivered to addresses in the Home Delivery area.
- Seasonal ales: two festive favourites return this year: Mistletoe & Swine, a full-bodied ale with subtle hints of sultana, peppery ginger, warm cinnamon and orange zest, available on draught, and Advent Ale, a deep chestnut ale with notes of sweet liquorice and rich dark chocolate aftertaste, on draught and in bottles.
- Christmas hampers and Pub in a Box sets: with the office party off the table, the Hogs Back gift hamper is an alternative way to thank employees after a tough year! Another popular gift for beer-lovers, the Pub in a Box set contains 7 beers, a Hogs Back pint glass, pork scratchings from local butcher Alf Turner, crisps, beer mats and Hogs Back playing cards.
- Utopia Limited Edition: a very special beer, released mid-December to celebrate Hogs Back’s 7,000th brew. At 4.9% ABV, Utopia is a golden ale with citrus, tropical and floral notes, and will be canned for the first time.