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Hogs Back Brewery offers drive through beer amid coronavirus outbreak

Surrey-based Hogs Back Brewery has launched a new drive-through service for its draught, bottled and canned beers, following government advice to self-isolate and avoid going to restaurants, pubs and bars.

Customers will be able to place orders from a “safe distance” with staff members then loading the beer directly into car boots. The brewery also launches its click and collect option  and for those waiting for orders, beer will be served to socially-distanced tables in the open canopy area.

For customers who are self-isolating and are unable to leave the house, Hogs Back has also launched its home delivery option, within a 15-mile radius of the brewery. The beers include its flagship TEA, Hogstar lager and Surrey Nirvana Session IPA.

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.

“We are of course unhappy that pub’s look set to be a casualty of the pandemic when they are often an important community hub and an effective antidote to social isolation. We hope that the many pubs stocking our TEA and other beers will be open again to customers just as soon there is a safe way for them to do so.”

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