Listen up, Chester Folk! The time has come to announce the second annual beer awards event which celebrate the best beer in our fair city!
Chester is a great city for beer lovers: we have breweries within our city walls, we have uncountable pubs and bars where real ale and craft beer are king, we have amazing beer festivals, we have several different regular beer clubs and groups and we have the best pub grub imaginable.
So it is only right, then, that we should recognise these great establishments and those who run them with some well-deserved awards! For the second year running you, the beer drinking people of Chester have free reign to let us know who you think should be awarded as Best in Chester.
As you may remember from last year, the nominations will open on the 1st December and you have time to nominate your favourites until 1st January 2017. After this the nomination will close, and the results are passed to the panel of judges.
A panel of top beer talent in Chester will judge the nominations and decide upon who gets their hands on the coveted (and much deserved) awards. The panel features Chester’s own beer bloggers, beer club hosts and beer festival organisers, all well experienced in all things ale and whereas impartial, profoundly passionate about their home towns’ pubs and beers.
You can cast your vote in 7 categories: Best pub, Best grub, Best local Brewery, Best local Beer, Best shop, Best Newcomer and Best Bartender. Remember, if your favourite has not been nominated the judges will not consider them, so make sure you make your vote count! You gotta be in it to win it.
The winners will be announced on Saturday January 28th, in Kash Chester on Brook Street, who have kindly offered to host again. The event is open to all but ticketed – we will release the tickets closer to the event!
Last years’ winners:
Best pub: The Cellar
Best grub: Bear and Billet
Best Brewery: Deva Craft Beer
Best Beer: Spank from Blueball Brewery
Best shop: Chester Beer & Wine
Best Newcomer: Commonhall Social
Best Bartender: Aki from Cellar
We hope to see you there but in the meantime – get your beer hats on and get ready to nominate your favourites for some well-deserved awards!