The city’s longest-running beer festival is now in its 26th year, serving up ales in support of local charitable causes.
The event runs from Thursday, May 15 to Saturday, May 17 and promises 140 beers, ciders and wines, showcasing the leading local independent breweries, together with a selection of the best beers from the rest of the UK.
This year, the festival has teamed up with Hickory's Smokehouse, which is supporting the festival’s charities by running a pop-up food stand offering authentic American barbecue dishes, marrying the finest beer and best-in-class food under one roof.
The festival has raised more than £200,000 for local charities and community projects over the years, and hopes to raise another ï¿½10,000 this year.
All profits go to local good causes.
The annual beer festival has become known as one of the liveliest social events in Chester’s calendar, with several bands providing entertainment, a yard of ale contest, and tasty treats from Hickory's Smokehouse.
The event gets excellent support from the local community, regularly selling out before the doors are open.
The event runs from Thursday, May 15 to Saturday, May 17 at Chester Rugby Union Football Club, Littleton.
Tickets are available online from www.chesterbeerfestival.co.uk and from Mill Hotel, Chester Beer & Wine, Harkers and Brewery Tap.