Hogs Back Brewery is finding new ways to keep its beers flowing through the coronavirus lockdown, as people are forced out of pubs and bars.
The brewery, in Tongham, near Farnham, has introduced a drive-through service for its draught, bottled, and canned beers. Customers simply drive up to the Brewery Shop, place their order — from a safe distance — and the beer is loaded into their boot by shop staff, without needing to leave their car.
Customers can also ‘click and collect’ by going online to www.hogsback.co.uk with orders ready for collection after 10am the next day.
For customers unable to leave home, Hogs Back will home-deliver orders within a 15-mile radius of the brewery, and further afield for orders of £40 or more. The Brewery Shop remains open for business, with new social distancing measures in place and closure on Mondays to allow for deep cleaning.
Hogs Back Brewery owner, Rupert Thompson, said: “One of the benefits of being a small brewer is that we can act quickly. We launched our drive-through service the day after the government’s announcement on social distancing, and if their advice changes again, we will adapt our practices. The safety of our customers and staff is paramount.”