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Hogs Back Brewery

Hogs Back Brewery Celebrates 25 Years with Harvest...

Rich Lee 05/10/2017 Deputy Editor Celebrating 25 years in the brewing game, Surrey’s most renowned brewery greeted autumn with their annual hop garden harvest, which includes a very special hop that first put Surrey on the beer map over 250 years ago… There aren’t many brewers that can claim to make beer from hops grown in their own backyard. But then there aren’t many breweries like the Hogs Back Brewery in Tongham. The brewery has been crafting award-winning ales for 25 years, constantly evolving new brews with astonishing flavour and character. But some of their most loved beers in recent years are fruit of a genius move that saw them plant their own hop garden in 2014, just across the road from the brewery.   Here they grow renowned hops Fuggles, English Cascade, Pioneer and Farnham White Bine over 3 ½ acres. The plants themselves hang in long narrow rows, meticulously cultivated by brewer and Hop Garden Manager Matthew King. He coaxes every plant to grow along four strings to yield the biggest harvest. It’s incredibly time-consuming work...

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