Welcome to the Home page of The Friends of Highgate Brewery. This is about a brewery, ale, history, socialising, pubs, other breweries and raising money for local charities. We try to do all that in Walsall and the surrounding area although we do venture out into the wider world.
Based in the leather town of Walsall in the West Midlands on the edge of the Black Country with memberships from much further afield (Not just in the UK)
Our members appreciate the different ales and varied public houses around Walsall and enjoy the gloriously social aspects of these. Funds are raised, during the social gatherings and via various merchandising items, for donating to charities.
The above snippets are covered in more detail on other pages so we won’t bore you with them just yet.
The Friends of Highgate Brewery
Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants to see us happy.
Bartender: “Can I draw you a beer, Norm?”
“No, I know what they look like. Just pour me one”
Norm Peterson in NBC’s Cheers
Beer is wholesome liquor ….
it abounds with
Dr Benjamin Bush
You can never buy beer; you just rent it.
CBS’s All in the family
You can’t have a Real Country unless you have a Beer and an airline -
Mothers of Invention
Twenty four hours in a day,
Twenty four beers in a crate.
No coincidence, surely?
Samuel Pepys mentions in his Diary (1663) that he has drunk Cock Ale.
This was a mix of ale with jelly or minced meat of a boiled cock. That’s a male chicken in case you wondered.