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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

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The Brewing of Brabo 3: Very special Belgians

The wort for Brains Brabo ready for testing.

At the end of October 2013 I spent a very pleasant and interesting day at S A Brain in Cardiff, helping create my first ever collaboration beer, Brabo, on the Brains Craft Brewery. The resulting beer didn’t win the Brains competition for the year, but it’s […]

The Brewing of Brabo 2: The Brains behind the operation

Y ddraig goch welcomes you to Brains brewery in Cardiff.

At the end of October 2013 I spent a very pleasant and interesting day at S A Brain in Cardiff, helping create my first ever collaboration beer, Brabo, on the Brains Craft Brewery. This piece, which I’m publishing in several parts, documents the […]

The Brewing of Brabo 1: Spent grains

Two hungry brewers: Brains head brewer Bill Dobson (left) with the author in front of the Brains Craft Brewery, Cardiff, Wales. Photo: Ffion Jones.

At the end of October 2013 I spent a very pleasant and interesting day at S A Brain in Cardiff, helping create my first ever collaboration beer, Brabo, on the […]

Murnau: Beer from the Blue Land

Gabriele Münter (1877-1962),Stillleben mit Vase, Flaschen und Zweigen eines Vogelbeerbaumes (Still life with vases, bottles and rowan branch), 1908/09. Did any of these vessels contain beer?

When dedicated beer tourists descend on Bavaria, they tend to head north, for Bamberg and the bucolic Bierkellern of Upper Franconia, where the concentration of breweries per square […]

Anchor and the birth of craft beer

Elegant lightbox at Anchor, San Francisco.

The Anchor brewery in the City of San Francisco deserves a guaranteed place on any list of the most important brewing sites in the world. Not only is Anchor the last surviving pre-Prohibition brewer of the historic local style of steam beer, it’s also arguably the starting point […]

Beer sellers: Best Damn Beer Shop, San Diego

San Diego, California, USA: Best Damn Beer Shop and no bull.

You have to have a huge amount of self confidence – or possibly hubris – to name your business the best damn anything. But Sid and Omar Mikhail clearly have the knowledge, youthful enthusiasm and determination to set false modesty aside and ensure […]

Craft Beer Co Brixton SW9 *

The Craft Beer Co, London SW9.

London’s Best Beer, Pubs and Bars updates Southwest London: Brixton

Bar, specialist (Craft) 11 Brixton Station Road SW9 8PD T 020 7274 8383 w thecraftbeerco.com/location/brixton-london f craftbeercosw9 tw thecraftbeerco Open 1600 (1200 Fri-Sun)-2300 (2400 Thu, 0200 Fri-Sat, 2230 Sun, 1 hour later for Mon-Thu Brixton Academy shows). Children […]

Lamb W4 *

The Lamb Brewery, London W4. PIc: Convivial.

London’s Best Beer, Pubs and Bars updates West London: Chiswick

Contemporary pub, brewpub (Convivial) 9 Barley Mow Passage W4 4PH T 020 8994 1880 w www.lambbrewery.com f !lambbrewery tw BarleyMowPub Open 1100 (1000 Sat-Sun)-2300 (2400 Fri-Sat, 2230 Sun). Children welcome until mid-evening. Cask beer 6 (Lamb, Botanist, […]

Lofty Turtle SW14 *

The Lofty Turtle, London SW14

London’s Best Beer, Pubs and Bars updates Southwest London: Other location – East Sheen

Bar, specialist (Independent) 505 Upper Richmond Road SW14 7DE T 020 8878 1995 w loftyturtle.com f The-Lofty-Turtle tw theloftyturtle Open 1700 (1200 Fri, 1100 Sat-Sun)-2400 (2330 Sun). Children welcome until 1930. Cask beer 1 (unusual […]

Hand and Flower W14

The Hand and Flower, London W14. Pic: Fuller’s.

London’s Best Beer, Pubs and Bars updates West London: Fulham and Hammersmith

Contemporary pub (Fuller’s) 1 Hammersmith Road W14 8XJ T 020 7371 4105 w handandflower.co.uk f Handandflowerw14 tw handfw14 Open 0700 (0800 Sat, 1200 Sun)-2300 (2330 Th, 2400 F, 2230 Sn). Children welcome until early […]