The new beers are the brewery's biggest launch in six years, as it looks to "evolve to meet the demands of younger drinkers," managing director, Rupert Thompson said.


They include a rebrand of Hogstar lager and three new beers:


  • Hog IPA – A 4.5 per cent ABV light, hoppy ale brewed with a selection of English malts and locally grown Cascade and Fuggles hops, alongside US Centennial.
  • Little Swine - At 2.8 per cent ABV, this is a low alcohol blonde beer - billed as a 'Small' Beer with a Big Taste. Brewed with aroma hops including home-grown Cascade, and then dry hopped for additional aroma and flavour.
  • Unfiltered TEA - An unfiltered version of Hogs Back's flagship TEA (Traditional English Ale), made in small batches using English malt carefully balanced with Fuggles hops. Cold-conditioned for one week and unfiltered for optimal flavour.


All are being launched on draught first before moving into bottles and/or cans later this year.

"We're delighted with our new keg beer family. Although we've been brewing great keg beers, including Hogstar lager, for some years, we've been seen more as a cask brewer, thanks to the success of TEA," said Rupert.

"That all changes now as we launch new beers into fast-growing sectors of the market. We're confident our keg beers will compete in modern craft beer bars, as well as finding a place in more traditional pubs already stocking Hogs Back's cask ales, particularly TEA."

The beers are all being unveiled at Craft Beer Rising in London, which opens tomorrow.