Hogs Back Brewery offers beer at 1992 prices to mark 25th birthday

By James Beeson

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TEA time: Hogs Back head brewer Miles Chesterman, pub team member Gemma Elstob and Hogs Back MD Rupert Thompson
TEA time: Hogs Back head brewer Miles Chesterman, pub team member Gemma Elstob and Hogs Back MD Rupert Thompson

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A Surrey brewery is celebrating its 25th birthday by offering pints of its flagship beer for just £1.30 a pint. 

On Thursday 24 August, 10 pubs in the Farnham area will be selling pints of Hogs Back Brewery’s Traditional English Ale (TEA) at the price paid by the very first drinkers of the beer in 1992.

Some of the participating pubs were among the first to sell the beer upon its release 25 years ago.

The price of £1.30 a pint is less than the combined duty and VAT alone paid on a pint in the pub today.

Highlighting high beer taxes

Hogs Back Brewery managing director Rupert Thompson, said, "We're delighted to be celebrating our quarter-century with some very local pubs and their customers, who will be able to enjoy TEA at 1992 prices for one evening.

"The fact that duty and VAT paid on a pint of TEA today are, at £1.36, more than the total price of a pint 25 years ago serves to highlight the high taxes charged on beer and we're sure will gather drinkers' support for the brewing and pubs industry's request for a cut in beer duty at the next Budget."

The pubs that will each be selling a cask of TEA at the 1992 prices are: White Hart, Tongham; Shepherd & Flock, Farnham; Wheatsheaf, Farnham; Nelson Arms, Farnham; Duke of Cambridge, Tilford; Stag on the River, Eashing; the Withies, Compton; Three Horseshoes, Thursley; Hen & Chicken, Bisley; and King's Head, Guildford; as well as Woking Golf Club.

Best-seller

The Hogs Back Brewery Shop in Tongham, will also be taking part in the offer on the day to walk-in customers.

TEA remains Hogs Back’s best-selling beer, and has won a number of awards including a Gold Medal in the 4%-5% ABV Bitter category at the World Beer Awards earlier this month.

In January, the brewery announced it would begin canning its London’s Outback beer​ after seeing a rise in demand for canned beers from its customers.

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