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Des de Moor
Best beer and travel writing award 2015, 2011 -- British Guild of Beer Writers Awards
Accredited Beer Sommelier
Writer of "Probably the best book about beer in London" - Londonist
"A necessity if you're a beer geek travelling to London town" - Beer Advocate
"A joy to read" - Roger Protz
"Very authoritative" - Tim Webb.
"One of the top beer writers in the UK" - Mark Dredge.
"A beer guru" - Popbitch.
Des de Moor


Ale House Rock at the Snooty Fox!

Mixing it up on the wheels of steel. Or something. Pic: Ian Harris

Next weekend (2-5 February 2012) sees the latest beer and music themed festival at the very welcoming and decent Snooty Fox pub at Canonbury. Yes, you’ll be able to enjoy some great beers, but you’ll also be able to catch a rare DJ set from yours truly.

I don’t usually write about my other activities on this blog but since this one has a beer link here’s a shameless plug. In my shady past I DJ’d for several years at the famous 100 Club in Oxford Street on Saturday nights, playing an eclectic mix mainly based around classic rhythm & blues and soul, with all kinds of other retro stuff thrown in from big band jazz and rock’n’roll through easy listening, ska and Latin to punk and the odd bit of indie. The event at the Fox is billed as a rock’n’roll themed weekend but my contibutions are likely to be a bit more eclectic than that.

Besides a moonlighting beer writer, the event also features 25 new wave craft beerswith a focus on ales with unusual flavours such as a Milk Stout from Dark Star, Plum Porter from Titanic and a special jasmine IPA from Thornbridge. A brand new beer from Revolution Brewing named Unknown Pleasures in honour of Joy Division will also be featured, so I might slip a Manchester miserabilist tune in my set too.

Copies of my book will of course be on sale and I’ll be happy to sign prepurchased ones. See you there on Friday 3 February: my set starts at 2100 and the pub is open till 0100.

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