Travel Blog: Craft Beer in Berlin

  Berlin’s beer roots are deep in the ground. I mean, Germany is a beer country – and they take their beer very seriously. They even have a 500-year-old Beer Purity Law which says that only hops, barley, yeast and water can be used to make Germany's favourite drink, of which they have over 5,500... Continue Reading →


Beer Without Fear – March session

Beer Without Fear is a clever concept. It’s a monthly beer tasting  in the Cellar Bar which aims to serve you the most bonkers, insane and intense beers from around the world in 6 tries. Two judges go head to head presenting 3 beer each and in the end the beer tasters vote for their... Continue Reading →

WINNERS of Chester Beer Awards 2017

The top of the hops in the Chester beer scene were given recognition this Saturday in the second annual Chester Beer Awards. Beer aficionados packed out Kash Tap Rooms on Brook Street to witness who would win the coveted awards in seven categories, nominated by the local patrons of Chester pubs, bars and breweries and... Continue Reading →

Chester Beer Awards 2017 Nominees

Brace yourselves, Chester Beer Folk. Here are the nominees for the Chester Beer Awards 2017. Everyone nominated is a winner of sorts as they have been named as the most loved in our fair city, however in the end, as you and the Highlader knows, there can be only one.   Nominees for Best Pub... Continue Reading →

Christmas Beer Tasting

Yesterday we went in with the big guns yesterday and brought to the beer loving folk seven of our favourite Christmas beers. It was all “ho, ho, ho” and not a single “bah humbug” was in sight when over 20 tasters went through not only some pretty sublime beer, but also home made mince pies, piggies... Continue Reading →

Chester pubs Christmas Opening hours 2016

Season’s greetings everyone! The holidays just wouldn’t be the same without raising a glass (or two) with your nearest and dearest, and this is why we have collected Christmas opening times for pubs in this post, which will be updated as and when we get more information. Artichoke Christmas Day: Closed Boxing Day: Closed New... Continue Reading →

Voting is now open!

Nominations for Chester Beer Awards 2017 are now OPEN. If it ain't in, it can't win. The beer awards celebrate the best in all things ale in Chester. Only by nominating your favourite you make sure they have a chance in securing victory! So your vote really counts! NOMINATE HERE.   

Beer tasting battle: UK vs US

May we present: The battle for the craft beer crown, UK VS US at Chester Beer & Wine last night: ROUND 1: LAGERS US: Green flash: Sea to sea – 4% California based brewery. Unclarified beer, has a light body with subtle sweet German malt and fruity hop flavours, notable German lager yeast, and a... Continue Reading →

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