Hogs Back Brewery marked its 30th birthday with a ‘30 at 30’ celebration.

The brewery invited 30 local loyal drinkers to join it for a celebratory pint of its flagship beer, Tongham TEA, with a younger family member or friend.

The event, held at the brewery in Tongham, brought back memories from guests, as they recalled where they enjoyed their first pint of Tongham TEA.

Hogs Back Brewery managing director Rupert Thompson said: “We wanted to celebrate our 30th birthday with thanks to loyal customers who have supported us for 30 years – as without them, we wouldn’t be here today.

“Over the years, TEA has been requested as the beer at many weddings and other celebrations, so for a whole generation of local people it has a special place in their lives.

“Many also spoke about coming here with their parents to collect a barrel of Tongham TEA and are now doing the same with their own adult children.

“We’re of course delighted to see this tradition continue, and by inviting some of these younger drinkers to join our celebrations, we hope they too become lifelong Tongham TEA drinkers.”

The ‘30 at 30’ gathering was one of the last to be held in the Hogs Back hangar this summer before it switched from being a bar and event space to the hub of the hop harvest. The Hogs Back Hop Harvest weekend will be on September 24 and 25.

“The Hop Harvest festivities are the biggest event on our calendar,” said Rupert.