Hogs Back Brewery is offering drinkers a free pint of Three Hogs, its beer specially brewed for football watching, if the England squad reaches the World Cup final next month.
It made the same pledge last year and honoured it when England reached the Euros final. Three Hogs was first brewed for the Euros in 2016 and will be available on draught and in 500ml bottles.
A 4% ABV golden ale, Three Hogs is brewed with a selection of English malts and hops, including Fuggles grown in the hop garden next to the brewery. There is also Cascade and Centennial.
The pumpclip and bottle label describe the ale as “a beer of two halves: refreshingly hoppy up front, followed by a balancing bitterness and a hint of sweetness to finish.”
Hogs Back Brewery managing director, Rupert Thompson, said: “Many Hogs Back drinkers look forward to the return of Three Hogs with each international tournament.
“This World Cup is going to feel very different to the Euros, taking place at a different time of year, and in a different time zone, but the nation’s hopes will still be pinned on England lifting the trophy, especially after they reached the finals last year.
“Millions of people will be watching the home nations’ matches with friends, family, and fellow football lovers, and a pint of easy-drinking beer like Three Hogs is an enjoyable part of the occasion. Let’s hope that we might finally be raising a glass to a victorious English side on 18th December.”
Hogs Back will be screening a number of matches in its Brewery Tap, depending on timings, including the England v Wales fixture on 29th November. Guests will be able to enjoy the football accompanied by a range of Hogs Back beers and food. Tables can be booked here.
• If England reach the final, customers will be able to claim a free pint of Three Hogs — or another Hogs Back beer, depending on availability — by visiting the Brewery Tap between 11am and 2pm on 18th December.