Hogs Back unveils session ale for Christmas

Drinks: Beers
Location: UK
Other: Business

Halloween is behind us, along with its limited-edition autumn beers, and the Christmas lights have already been switched on. That’s right, it’s nearly time for the festive beer releases to begin. Hogs Back Brewery has not one but three seasonal offerings, including one brand new low-abv ale.

This year the Surrey brewer is adding a new beer to its existing Christmas line up. Yule Hog, a red rye beer, will be joining Advent Ale and Mistletoe & Swine this December. The new ale clocks in at just 3.8% abv.

‘We’ve seen a strong increase in the popularity of session ales as part of our seasonal calendar this year,’ said the brewer’s managing director, Rupert Thompson, citing the success of summer beer Biker this year, brewed to celebrate the Farnham Bike Ride, and containing only 3.4% abv.

Seasonal stablemate Advent Ale is a ruby coloured ale at 4.4% abv, while 5.2% abv Mistletoe & Swine is an amber ale made with a festive mulling mix of spices.

Hogs Back Brewery’s beers are available in independent pubs and bars, as well as groups such as Mitchells & Butlers, Greene King and Youngs.

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Claire Dodd

As a freelance journalist, Claire has written about pretty much any topic you can imagine, from which are the best sausages, to how to flood-proof your home. However, her writing on drinks began when she landed a job as a features writer for the Publican magazine in 2007. Adjusting to a lifestyle of sampling the best drinks from around the world was tough, but someone had to do it. Having left the title in 2011, today Claire focuses on drinks and travel writing for both consumer and trade titles. Aside from searching the globe for the best drinks, and the nicest spots to consume them, she also judges global brewing competitions and keeps an eye on the business moves of the on-trade.

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