Raising a pint to 25 years of brewing
HOGS Back Brewery is set to celebrate 25 years of brewing in style.
The popular independent brewery based in Tongham reached the milestone on August 4 having been a feature of village life since 1992 when it first opened its doors to the public, with Martin Hunt and Anthony StantonPrecious at the helm.
The first ever brew of 10 Brewer’s Barrels, equivalent to about 3,000 pints, rapidly sold out through a handful of local pubs, including Tongham’s White Hart.
The brewery is still housed in 18 century farm buildings that at various times have stored wheat, and housed cattle and, very appropriately, hogs.
Traditional English Ale – or TEA as it is affectionately known by locals – was the brewery’s first beer and TEA has been winning awards ever since, including runnerup in CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Britain in 2000, and winner of Best Bitter in the London & South East region in 2015.
TEA continues to be brewed to an almost unchanged recipe 25 years on.
“We would like to say a big thank you to all our loyal customers, who have been drinking our ales for 25 years. Here’s to another successful 25 years!” Rupert Thompson, owner of Hogs Back Brewery proudly announced.
The brewery has a series of celebrations planned to celebrate the milestone achievement including a special Tongham TEA Club tasting of the brewery’s 6,000 brew, a Hop Garden Open Evening and a Hop Harvest and 25th Birthday Party on September 23.
The brewery is open for guided tours throughout the week. Details of all events and tours can be found on their website www.hogsback. co.uk.