Pig & Porter, which began trading in the town in 2013, is already a CAMRA London & South East Specialist beer award winner and is sure these newly launched offerings will certainly not leave customers feeling flat.
Founder Robin Wright said: “At Pig & Porter, every one of our beers is made with our customers at the heart of their production.
“It has become a tradition for customers to help us name our beer lines from song lyrics or titles”
“It has become a tradition to invite our customers to help us name our beer lines, picked from song lyrics or titles. We are thrilled to announce our line-up of three new beers.”
First up is Altered Egos, a 5.5% ESB. It is a rich, malty strong bitter with a touch of sweetness and hints of marmalade.
“This is the first time we’ve made a traditional strong bitter and we’re very pleased with the balance and depth of flavour. The name comes from ‘Tunnel of Love’ by Fun Boy Three,” added Robin.
Second is Forever Lost, a 5.3% IPA.
“Pig & Porter haven’t done a cask IPA above 5% for several years, so we thought we’d replace our strong pale ale with an IPA,” explained Robin. “’Forever Lost’ is a very catchy tune by The Magic Numbers and the beer is just as catchy. It features a luscious combination of Centennial, Cascade, Ahtanum and Idaho 7 hops.”
Last is High as an Elephant’s Eye, a 6.2% NEIPA.
“Something of a parting gift from our brewer Dan who is leaving us for pastures new, this is our long overdue first NEIPA,” said Robin.
“Plenty of haze, lots of clean fruity notes and no bitterness, this slips down deceptively easily. This is dry hopped with lots of El Dorado, Citra and Mosaic.
“The name comes from the song ‘Oh What A Beautiful Morning’, which Dan remembers his father singing when he was a little boy.
April Open Days
“We are also very proud to announce our next Open Days. In lockdown we really missed having customers come and visit us onsite at the brewery and we can’t wait to have them all back,” said Robin.
“We are so grateful to our customers who have got behind #supportlocal which kept us going during the dark months of lockdown.
“On Friday April 8 we welcome our trade customers to come and taste our beers, so if you are a local pub, restaurant or venue and you haven’t stocked our beers before come and see us.
“On Saturday April 9 we open the brewery to the general public, we would love to show you around, hear your feedback on our new beers and tell you more about our story.”
“The microbrewery is at 9 Chapman Way, High Brooms, Tunbridge Wells TN2 3EF, and we welcome trade guests between Midday-5pm on Friday 8 April and the general public between Midday-6pm on Saturday 9 April.
“Delaney’s fun, vintage Food Truck will be onsite on Saturday to sell you their imaginative street food, tacos and loaded fries, to complement all the beers.”