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Hogs Back Brewery backs England’s World Cup bid with free beer

Surrey-based Hogs Back Brewery is offering drinkers a free pint of Three Hogs, its beer specially brewed for football-watching, if the England squad reaches the World Cup final in December.


The brewer is ready for a bonanza beer giveaway, after it made the same pledge last year and honoured it when England reached the Euros final. Three Hogs was first brewed for the Euros in 2016 and will be available on draught and in 500ml bottles.


A 4% ABV golden ale, Three Hogs is brewed with a selection of English malts and hops including Fuggles grown in the Hogs Back hop garden next to the brewery, as well as Cascade and Centennial. The pump clip and bottle label describe the ale as “a beer of two halves: refreshingly hoppy up front, followed by a balancing bitterness and a hint of sweetness to finish”.


Hogs Back Brewery managing director Rupert Thompson said: “Many Hogs Back drinkers look forward to the return of Three Hogs with each international tournament. This World Cup is going to feel very different to the Euros, taking place at a different time of year, and in a different time zone, but the nation’s hopes will still be pinned on England lifting the trophy, especially after they reached the finals last year.


“Millions of people will be watching the home nations’ matches with friends, family and fellow football lovers, and a pint of easy-drinking beer like Three Hogs is an enjoyable part of the occasion.  Let’s hope that we might finally be raising a glass to a victorious English side on 18th December.”


Hogs Back will be screening a number of matches in its Brewery Tap, depending on timings, including the England v Wales fixture on 29 November. Guests will be able to enjoy the football accompanied by a range of Hogs Back beers and food including their popular stone-baked pizzas. Bookings for places or tables can be made here.


Thompson added: “During the Euros, the excitement in the Brewery Tap built to fever pitch, and we were sold out ahead of the final. It’s a great space for watching sport and we’re looking forward to welcoming football fans to enjoy the tournament with us again.”


If England reach the finals, customers will be able to claim a free pint of Three Hogs – or another Hogs Back beer, depending on availability – by visiting the Brewery Tap between 11.00 and 2.00 on 18th December.