Hogs Back Brewery is launching limited edition Hogstar Juicy Lager for Valentine’s Day, and offering a virtual brewery tour and beer tasting on the day itself.

The new beer is a super-hopped version of Hogstar Lager, with a juicy hop finish and refreshing upfront crispiness. It is brewed with special lager malts, natural herb extracts, and the five hops used in the original Hogstar, including home-grown Cascade from the brewery’s own hop garden. It is then dry-hopped late in the brewing process with Amarillo, Simcoe and Citra.

For romantics wanting to escape the confines of the home via Zoom, Hogs Back is offering a virtual brewery tour and tasting, from 6pm to 7.15 pm on Valentine’s Day. Recipients will get a box of five beers, including Juicy Lager, two glasses, a set of beer ingredients, a glass, snacks, and an invitation to join the tour and tasting.

Hogs Back Brewery managing director, Rupert Thompson, said: “Homes are going to be at the heart of Valentine’s Day celebrations this year, so we’ve created Juicy Lager to appeal to locked-down lovers wanting to toast the day with a special beer.

“Juicy Lager is packed with taste, making it ideal as a refreshing drink on its own, or to enjoy with a candlelit dinner, with its full flavours a great match for seafood or spicy dishes.

“Beer and romance have long been linked, with special ales brewed for weddings down the centuries. We’re delighted to be continuing this tradition with Juicy Lager and hope many romantics will enjoy it on Valentine’s Day.”

• Juicy Lager is available in 330ml bottles, with distinctive ‘hog and heart’ graphics, from the Hogs Back Brewery Shop, in Tongham, or online at hogsback.co.uk.

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