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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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Beer sellers: Meadow Farm Shop, Tyndyrn

First published in Beers of the World August 2008

Meadow Farm Shop, Tyndyrn

No longer a land of keg-only pubs closed on Sundays, Wales is currently one of Britain’s most dynamic brewing regions. The nation’s cultural independence and distinctiveness has been boosted further by devolution, including a renewed pride in its beer – whether […]

Beer sellers: Zlý Časy / Pivkupectví, Praha

Probably the most interesting clock in Prague.

Bohemia taught the world alot about brewing: now it seems the world is returning the compliment. On the simple wooden shelves of Pivkupectví, the bottle shop attached to one of Prague’s leading specialist beer pubs, Zlý Časy (Wicked Times), you’ll find an impressive range of serious craft […]

Beer sellers: Beermania, Brussel-Bruxelles

First published in Beers of the World June 2008

Beermania, Brussel-Bruxelles

Browse the impressive framed collection of international press coverage on display at Beermania and you’ll find that most journalists who visit Brussels’ best specialist beer retailer write at least as much about the proprietor as his shop. Not surprisingly, since Nasser Eftekhari […]

Beer sellers: Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn

First published in Beers of the World April 2008

Beers of Europe

The UK’s biggest range of international beers, comprising over 1,700 lines, can be found at a shop and warehouse in an industrial unit on the unpromisingly named Garage Lane, Setchey, just off the A10 on the rural southern outskirts of Kings Lynn. […]

Beer sellers: City Beer Store, San Francisco

First published in Beers of the World February 2008

San Francisco is a vibrant and cosmopolitan place with a reputation for both alternative lifestyles and fine food and drink, and a major tourist destination located in the heart of the one of the world’s most innovative and exciting beer regions. So it’s curious that city […]

Beer sellers: Landbierparadies, Nürnberg

Landbierparadies shop front

This article was commissioned by Beers of the World magazine as part of a series I was writing for them on specialist beer retailers. It was the first time I’d made a trip mainly to research a beer shop, as I was keen to feature a German outlet, but a few […]