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

Ads


St Rieul Bière brune sur lie

Beer sellers: Cave à bulles

ABV: 7% Origin: Trumilly, Oise (Picardie), France Website: www.st-rieul.com

St Rieul bière brune sur lie avec sa medaille d'argent de Concours Général d'Agricole, Paris 2011

The single frog on the label of these impressive beers from northern France refers to a sweet little parable about standing out from the […]

Tri Martolod Blonde Artisanale

Tri Martolod Blonde Artisanale

Beer sellers: Cave à bulles

ABV: 4.6% Origin: Konk Kerne, Penn-ar-Bed (Breizh), France Website: www.trimartolod.fr

One of a cluster of small breweries in Celtic Brittany, Tri Martolod — or ‘Three Sailors’, a reference to a Breton folk song — was founded in 1999 in the fashionable seaside […]

Oc’Ale Bière Noire Stout

Top Tastings 2008. A shorter version appeared on facebook January 2009.

ABV: 6% Origin: Lafrançaise, Midi-Pyrénées, France

Brasserie Oc'Ale

One of the surprises in store at specialist French beer shop Cave à Bulles in Paris is that craft brewing in France has now spread far beyond its historic home in the North, even to […]

Thiriez La Rouge Flamande

First published in BEER July 2007 as part of a piece on French beer. For more French beers see previous post. Beer sellers: Cave à bulles

ABV: 5.8 per cent Origin: Esquelbecq, Nord, France Website www.brasseriethiriez.ifrance.com

Thiriez La Rouge Flamande

Like most place names around Dunkirk, the name Esquelbecq is originally Dutch – it […]

Sources Saint-Amand Germinal Ambrée

First published in BEER July 2007 as part of a piece on French beer. For more French beers see previous post.

NOTE: This brewery may since have closed.

ABV: 6.5 per cent Origin: Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, Nord, France

Sources St-Amand Germinal Ambrée

The village of Saint-Amand, in a regional park southeast of Lille, was the […]

St-Sylvestre 3 Monts

First published in BEER July 2007 as part of a piece on French beer.

ABV: 8.5 per cent Origin: St-Sylvestre-Cappel, Nord, France Website www.brasserie-st-sylvestre.com

Saint-Sylvestre 3 Monts

Think of French booze and you first think of wine. But pride in fine regional food and drink is deeply embedded in French culture, and extends to […]

Rabourdin Bière de Brie Ambrée

ABV: 7.5% Origin: Courpalay, Seine-et-Marne, France Website: www.biere-de-brie.com

Rabourdin Bière de Brie Ambrée

1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die

Beer sellers: Cave à bulles. An alternative version of this piece appears in the book 1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die.

Rarely can beer claim a goût de terroir of […]

Thiriez Vieille Brune

Top Tastings 2009

ABV: 5.8% Origin: Esquelbec, Nord, France Website: www.brasseriethiriez.com

Brasserie Thiriez

Daniel Thiriez seems incapable of making uninteresting beer: everything I’ve tasted from his self-named brewery has had something to say for itself as well as being consistently of high quality. The brewery is in the historic beer country of French Flanders, […]

Saint-Sylvestre Bière Nouvelle

Originally published in What’s Brewing June 2004

Origin: Saint Sylvestre Cappel, Nord, France ABV: 8 per cent Buy from Specialist shops, beer festivals

Saint-Sylvestre Bière Nouvelle

The low-lying countryside of northern France is dotted with farmhouse breweries. Much of this area was formerly Flanders: Dutch personal and place names are everywhere and the language […]