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.
According to chemistry, beer is a solution.
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.
"They who drink beer will think beer."
"There is no such thing as a bad beer. It's that some taste better than others."
"The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind."
There is nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.
Beer is the answer.
I don’t remember the question.
Check out the latest item on the Merchandise page. Strangely, it isn’t beer.
Kudos Points Update
Currently THREE members are level on Kudos Points. To go top of the leader board they need to identify as many of the pubs shown on the Quiz Page as they can. The member who correctly identifies the most will be in pole position.
Wishing all our members and other readers a Very Happy Christmas
Please do not over imbibe
festive period !
2018 already !
Happy New Year to you all!
The first New Year's celebration dates back 4,000 years. Julius Caesar, the emperor of Rome, was the first to declare 1st Jan. a national holiday. He named the month after Janus, the Roman god of doors and gates.