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

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From the cellar: Salopian Gingersnap

Salopian Brewery

ABV: 4.7% Origin: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England Website: www.salopianbrewery.co.uk Date: 16 April 2001

Another review from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit.

Salopian is something of a survivor, reinventing itself several times since being founded […]

From the cellar: Iceni Norvic Ale

ABV: 4.4% Origin: Ickburgh, Norfolk, England Website: http://icenibrewery.co.uk Date: 26 March 2001

Another review from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit. Iceni is still around, now one of the longest-surviving 1990s microbreweries, though Norvic Ale was retired […]

From the cellar: Kitchen Carrot Cruncher

Good for improving your eyesight, better to spot those rare beers.

ABV: 4.4% Origin: Huddersfield, Kirklees, Yorkshire, England First published: 26 March 2001

Another review from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit. Kitchen went into receivership […]

From the cellar: Caledonian Burns Ale

Caledonian Burns Ale

ABV: 4.7% Origin: Edinburgh, Scotland Website: www.caledonianbeer.com First published: 5 February 2001

Another review from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit. Caledonian is no longer “proudly independent”: Scottish Courage became involved in 2004 […]

From the cellar: Williams Brothers (Heather Ales) Kelpie

Williams Brothers Brewery

ABV: 4.4% Origin: Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland Website: www.williamsbrosbrew.com First published: 5 February 2001

Another review from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit.

At the time of writing, the beer was brewed at the […]

From the cellar: Harviestoun Old Engine Oil

Harviestoun Old Engine Oil

ABV: 6% Origin: Alva, Clackmannanshire, Scotland Website: www.harviestoun.com First published: 8 January 2001

Another review from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit.

Old Engine Oil hadn’t been around very long when […]

From the cellar: Castle Eden Challenge Ale

Castle Eden brewery

ABV: 5.5% Origin: Castle Eden, Durham, England Website: www.cameronsbrewery.com First published: 8 January 2001

Another review from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit. For more about Castle Eden and what happened to it, […]

From the cellar: Freedom Soho Red

Freedom Brewery, ex-London, now Staffordshire.

ABV: 4.4% Origin: London WC2, England Website: freedombrewery.com First published: 8 January 2001

Another review from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit.

It’s interesting to look back at this one as […]

From the cellar: Whim Dr Johnson’s Definitive

Whim Ales, Derbyshire

ABV: 5% Origin: Hartington, Derbyshire, England Website: www.whimales.co.uk Date: 6 November 2000

Another review from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit. Whim is still very much in business, though now just producing beer […]

From the cellar: Swale Whitstable Oyster Stout / Schelde Oesterstout

Whitstable oysters.

ABV: 4.5% / 8.5% Origin: Newham, Kent, England / Bergen op Zoom, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands Website: www.scheldebrouwerij.com / http://whitstablebrewery.co.uk Date: 9 October 2000

Two more reviews from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). This was my first attempt at a comparative tasting, but to fit the OBBD format […]