Attention beer-lovers!

Independent breweries seem to be all the rage these days, so what better way to celebrate the county you call home than wetting your whistle on a locally-brewed pint.

Here’s our pick of the Chester and Cheshire West breweries producing perfect pints for our supping pleasure.

Pied Bull

This pub claims to have the only microbrewery within the City Walls and has everything from traditional bitters, pale ales and IPAs to red ales and porters.

Its keg and cask beers are hand-crafted by the master brewer, and are available as bottle gift packs to take away.

The Pied Bull won Champion Beer of the North West for its Blackbull Porter at the 2015 CAMRA Awards.

You can take advantage of its pints, brewing courses and brewery tours – which are available by arrangement – at its home on Northgate Street.

For more information, click here.

Blueball Brewery

The very own brewery of popular beer bar Kash, Blueball's bevvies have tantalising names like Kitty Von Maibock and Spank, shunning 'flat brown stuff with names like ‘old blather’', they say.

Its mission is 'to offer the drinker a refuge from the norm' and its beers with 'character' and 'bite' are available at either of Kash's premises – Kash Tap Rooms in Chester or Kash 22 in Frodsham.

For more information, click here.

Related: Kash Tap Rooms restaurant review

Deva Craft Beer

'Mad about all things hoppy and malty', this family-run brewery is the realisation of a life-long dream for father and son duo Adie and Nick Gilbody.

It was named Best Local Brewery at the 2016 Chester Beer Awards.

Their beers can often be found at Bear and Billet, Kash, Cellar Bar and The Cross Keys, or bought via their website.

For more information, click here.

Weetwood Ales

Weetwood has proudly been brewing in Kelsall since 1992 and now supplies fine dining gastropubs, wet-led locals, hotels and bottle shops in cities, towns and villages all over the North West and North Wales.

The family-owned-and-run brewery promises that ‘no beer leaves our gates that we’re not 100% confident will be just right’.

It currently boasts nine beers – including much-loved blonde ale Cheshire Cat – and new beers are in the pipeline.

Get your hands on them at Chester drinking holes like Telford's Warehouse, The Old Harkers Arms and The Church.

For more information, click here.

Spitting Feathers

Waverton-based Spitting Feathers was born in spring 2015, after Matthew Walley cashed his pension to buy brewing equipment and persuaded old friend Terry Ashford to join him for the ride.

The pair opened the award-winning Brewery Tap on Lower Bridge Street in Chester in 2008 and launched their second pub the West Kirby Tap in 2014.

Spitting Feathers HQ is Common Farm, where Brewbarn Sessions consisting of beer, food and live music and a brewery tour are held on Saturday afternoons periodically throughout the year.

Pubs where you can regularly buy their beer include The Ring O Bells, Greyhound Inn, Black Dog, The Old Harkers Arms, and of course the Brewery Tap.

For more information, click here.

And some a little further afield...

Brimstage Brewery, Wirral

Happy Valley Brewery, Bollington

Cheshire Brewhouse, Congleton

Peerless Brewing Company, Birkenhead

Tatton Brewery, Knutsford

Have you got a favourite local brew? Have we missed any breweries out? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ChesterChron.