July is National Picnic Month!
With the warmth of the sun coming out, July really is the perfect month to have a picnic. Whether you're adventuring into the Surrey countryside, wandering through the woodlands, or soaking up the sun on the beach, we are sure to have some goodies you can pack in your picnic basket.
We have some tasty pork scratchings from our friends at Alf Turner Butchers, packed full of flavour and sure to go down a treat. Alf Turners is an award winning butchers based in Aldershot, and well-known for their British sausages, some of which are made with our very own beer!
Add in some Brown Bag crisps, hand-made and packaged in recyclable packaging! The company was founded in Shepperton, Surrey, and are on their journey to becoming carbon neutral, so of course we had to stock their delicious crisps.
Made for Drink Salami Chips, Chorizo Thins, and Duck Fritons make great bar snacks. They make their snacks inspired by different drinking cultures around the world, they pair perfectly with your drink.
Got a sweet tooth? Pack in some Montezuma chocolates for your picnic, such as their flavoursome chocolate bars, giant button packs and their tasty truffle bites. We love supporting sustainable companies, and all of Montezuma's packaging is either recyclable, bio-degradable or compostable.
Why not enjoy a personal picnic and read a book in the sunshine With a selection of books from local author Anthony Mann, aka, our very own tour guide Mel! We are sure you'll find something that tickles your fancy. Such books including "From Where I Sit" and "Last Man Standing".
Need something to carry your beers in? Our trugs are the perfect thing... Choose either a 3 bottle or a 6 bottle trug to carry your drinks effortlessly, with a handy bottle opener on the side, you'll never struggle to open your beers, and the helpful base of the trugs stops your beers from rolling around too!
Speaking of beers, what better beer than Hogs Back's very own? We have hand-picked our top 3 favourite summer beers to enjoy in the sunshine:
3. Little Swine - A dry-hopped pale ale, lower in alcohol yet packed full of tropical aroma with a robust flavoured hop finish. Available at 2.8% (that's less than 1 unit!) and 1.2% ABV.
2. Hog IPA - Light and hoppy with a blend of floral and fresh citrus notes upfront. Well-balanced with a long, dry finish.
1. Hogstar Lager - Our English lager. Old style lager but with greater depth of flavour and aroma. Matured for over a month for a deeper flavour.
So, whether it's beer or nibbles you need for your picnic, you can guarantee a great selection in our Brewery Shop to fill up your basket and prep you for the perfect picnic.