They say…

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


Roman/Antwerps Seef Bier

Zythos Bierfestival 2012

ABV: 6.5% Origin: Oudenaarde, Oost-Vlaanderen, Vlaanderen Website:

Roman / Antwerpse Brouw Compagnie Seef Bier

The consolidation and transformation of the brewing industry and the beer market in the 20th century swept away numerous local and regional beer styles, with beers once ubiquitous in their own territories rapidly declining and almost […]

Dochter van de Korenaar Peated Oak Aged Embrasse

Zythos Bierfestival 2012

ABV: 9% Origin: Baarle-Hertog, Antwerpen, Vlaanderen Website:

De Dochter van de Korenaar Peated Oak Aged Embrasse, Zythos Bierfestival, Leuven 2012

De Dochter van de Korenaar (‘the ear of corn’s daughter’, a poetic expression for beer) is a Belgian brewery, but only just. It was founded by a former home brewer, […]

3 Fonteinen Faro

Zythos Bierfestival 2012

ABV: 5.5% Origin: Beersel, Vlaams-Brabant, Vlaanderen Website:

Brouwerij en stekerij 3 Fonteinen, Beersel, Vlaams-Brabant, België

The simplest way to make an acidic young lambic palatable is to bung sugar in it, and in the past this was probably the most common way of drinking lambic in its heartland in and […]

Proef/Craig Allan Agent Provocateur and Cuvée d’Oscar

Top Tastings 2011 (bottled Cuvée d’Oscar), Beer sellers: Abbaye des Saveurs

ABV: 6.5% and 7.5% Origin: Lochristi, Oost-Vlaanderen, Vlaanderen Website:,

Craig Allan Cuvée d'Oscar (brewed at Proef)

These beers are produced in Belgian Flanders by a Scottish brewer based in Picardy, northern France, and are decidedly international at heart. Craig Allan […]

Saint-Monon Brune

From the archive: first published in the Oxford Bottled Beer Database February 2001 Beer sellers: mi orge mi houblon

ABV: 7.5% Origin: Nassogne, Luxembourg, Wallonie Website:

Saint-Monon Brune

I know little about this brewery except that it’s in wooded country in the Ardennes, in the Belgian province of Luxembourg [in the village of […]

Prignon Fantôme

From the archive: first published in the Oxford Bottled Beer Database September 2000 Beer sellers: mi orge mi houblon

ABV: 8% Origin: Soy, Luxembourg, Wallonie Website:

Prignon Fantôme

A cult following attends this tiny farmhouse brewery in the Belgian province of Luxembourg, which looks like a tourist brochure study in rurality: it has […]

Millevertus Mère vertus

Beer sellers: mi orge mi houblon

ABV: 9% Origin: Tintigny, Luxembourg, Wallonie Website:

Millevertus La mère vertus

This interesting and very small brewery from rural Wallonia was launched in Toernich in 2006 by an ex-banker with the aid of a retirement bonus. It’s since done well enough to expand in July 2011 to […]

Tilquin Gueuze à l’ancienne 2011

Gueuzerie Tilquin; Top Tastings 2011

ABV: 6% Origin: Rebecq-Bierghes, Brabant-Wallonie, Wallonie Website:

Tilquin Gueuze à l'ancienne 2011, à la main de M Tilquin soi-même.

This is the first release of new lambic blender Tilquin’s Oude Geuze, or Gueuze à l’ancienne as the Wallonian-based enterprise prefers to label it. A little controversially, the […]

Boon Meerts (Tilquin)

Gueuzerie Tilquin

ABV: 4% Origin: Lembeek, Vlaams-Brabant, Vlaanderen Website:,

Wooden former wine barrels at Gueuzerie Tilquin

Meerts is something of a forgotten member of the lambic family, though a couple of centuries ago it was ubiquitous in the historic brewing region. It’s the spontaneously fermented equivalent of small beer, made with the […]

Lindemans Oude Lambik 2 jaar oud (Tilquin)

Gueuzerie Tilquin

ABV: 5% Origin: Vlezenbeek, Vlaams-Brabant, Vlaanderen Website:,

Brewhouse at Lindemans, Vlezenbeek

The Lindeman family began brewing lambic as a sideline on their cereal farm at Vlezenbeek, just outside Brussels, in 1809, and only finally gave up farming to concentrate on beer in 1950. In the 1980s the brewery achieved significant […]