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Storyhouse and That Beer Place Unveil Chester Craft Beer Expo

A brand new Craft Beer Expo has been announced, Chester Craft Beer Expo will take place in Storyhouse on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 March 2024.  

Chester’s Craft Beer Expo is a collaborative effort between Storyhouse and That Beer Place, Chester’s popular bottle shop and craft beer bar. Taking place in Storyhouse’s Garret Bar and Theatre, the event promises to represent the best of the craft scene in a celebration of craft beer, with breweries attending from across the UK.

Brewery announcements will be made over the coming weeks and there will also be wine, spirits and cider available for those who like an alternative drink to beer.

Craft Breweries Showcase: Get up close and personal with renowned breweries, who will be showcasing their picks of their delicious brews. Immerse yourself in the world of flavours, connect with the brewers, and enjoy the unique ambiance and view of the City, from Storyhouse’s Garret.

Expert Talks: The expo is an invitation to explore a diverse range of craft beers from top breweries; engage with the brewers themselves in ‘Speakers Corner’, and learn about hot topics in the world of craft beer. Attendees can expect to enjoy a line-up of beers that represent a broad selection of beer styles that make up the craft scene.

Food: The Kitchen at Storyhouse will prepare a selection of tasty street food style dishes to accompany the beer offerings.

Exclusive Keepsakes: Each guest will receive a limited edition Chester Craft Beer Expo glass and a can of specially brewed craft beer to take home. There will also a range of merchandise on sale at the event.

Tommy Biglin from Storyhouse said:

We’re delighted to be partnering with That Beer Place for this unique event to bring together some of the best craft beers for the community to enjoy. It’s about sharing good drinks and good times. 

Lisa Lord, Co-Founder of That Beer Place adds:

It’s not just about the beer—it’s the stories that pour with them. We’re creating a laid-back weekend where breweries themselves serve you their hand-picked brews, each with its own tale. Here, beer lovers and newbies unite over shared passions and great beer.

Tickets for Chester Craft Beer Expo are on sale now from £17. Find out more here.

Pictured, from left, Dale Lord, (That Beer Place), Emily Mackenzie (Storyhouse), Tommy Biglin (Storyhouse) Lisa Lord (That Beer Place).


  • Dates and Times: 15-16 March 2024, 1pm-5pm and 6pm-10pm
  • Ticket Price: General Admission £17 (10% off for Storyhouse members)
  • Location: Storyhouse Garrett Bar and Theatre, Chester
  • Age Requirement: 18+

About Storyhouse

Storyhouse is one of the UK’s foremost cultural centres incorporating a library, theatres and a cinema. It is one of the country’s most successful arts buildings, with more than one million customer visits each year.

The pioneering new library within Storyhouse, where members of the community work alongside city librarians, boasts the longest opening hours of any UK public library and is open every day until 11pm. It runs over 2,000 sessions a year for marginalised communities

The company also runs a highly successful theatre company and the country’s most successful regional open-air theatre, in the city’s Grosvenor Park and Moonlight Flicks open air cinema.

Website: To subscribe, visit Twitter: @storyhouselive Facebook: Address: Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR To become a member:

About That Beer Place

That Beer Place, originally a gem within the old Chester Market, has grown since its 2018 inception and in 2022, it found a new home on Foregate Street. That Beer Place has become more than a craft beer destination. It now features a flexible events space, hosting a range of activities including intimate tastings, community gatherings, music, comedy events and more. This dynamic bottleshop and taproom continues to offer an impressive selection of over 350 local and international beer and the largest fine cider selection for miles around, which can either be enjoyed on the premises or taken home. All of this is complemented by a friendly atmosphere and knowledgeable staff. As a centre where excellent drinks, inclusivity, community, and culture come together, That Beer Place stands out as a pivotal spot in Chester’s dynamic social scene, inviting both beer aficionados and newcomers alike.

Twitter/Facebook/Instagram: @thatbeerplacehq
Address: 116 Foregate Street, Chester CH1 1HB