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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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Camden Town Pale Ale and Wheat Beer

London beer tastings 2011 For more background on the brewery see Camden Town Hells Lager

ABV: 4.5% and 5% Origin: Kentish Town, London NW5, England Website: www.camdentownbrewery.com

Tap handles line up at Camden Town Brewery. Pic: Mark Dredge.

Although the marvellously juicy and refreshing Hells Lager is to me Camden Town’s greatest achievement so […]

Brodie’s Citra, English Best and Olde Ardour

London beer tastings 2011. For more Brodie’s beers and more background to the brewery, see previous post.

ABV: 3.1%, 3.9% and 5.7% Origin: Leyton, London E10, England Website: brodiesbeers.co.uk

Brodie's Citra

Like the brewery’s Amarilla, Citra is a popular, refreshing and approachable beer featuring an especially fragrant new US hop. A cask sample […]

Brodie’s Passion, Red and Superior London Porter (strong version)

London beer tastings 2011. For more Brodie’s beers , see previous post. For background to these tastings see the review of Amarilla. This beer featured in BEER August 2011 as part of a piece on bottle conditioned beers from London. Read about more bottled London beers.

ABV: 3.8%, 4.3% and 10% Origin: Leyton, London […]

Brodie’s Amarilla, Black IPA and Californian

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Fuller’s Brewer’s Reserve No 3

Great British Beer Festival 2011 London beer tastings 2011

ABV: 9% Origin: London W4, England Website: www.fullers.co.uk

Brewer's Reserve No 3 maturing in whisky barrels in a spare corner of the Fuller's brewery, London W4, January 2011

I make no apologies for choosing a release of Fuller’s Brewer’s Reserve as one of my […]

Meantime Raspberry Grand Cru

ABV: 6.5% Origin: London SE7, England Website: www.meantimebrewing.com

Meantime Raspberry Grand Cru

This is an expanded review of a beer that featured as a fruit beer on the bottled beer review page in the August 2010 issue of

BEER magazine, sent free every quarter to CAMRA members, who can also view it online. […]

Fuller’s Brewers’s Reserve No 2

Great British Beer Festival 2010

ABV: 7.7% Origin: London W4, England Website: www.fullers.co.uk

Fuller's Brewer's Reserve No 2 Limited Edition Oak Aged Ale

The Brewer’s Reserve series is Fuller’s head brewer John Keeling’s limited edition of wood aged beers, starting with a Glenmorangie whisky cask version in 2008. The second edition uses the same […]

Camden Town Helles

Great British Beer Festival 2010 London Beer Tastings 2011: Revised October 2011. Hells Lager was featured in a piece on bottle conditioned beers from London in BEER August 2011. Read more about London bottle conditioned beers.

ABV: 4.8% Origin: London NW5, England Website: http://www.camdentownbrewery.com/

Camden Town Brewery

Australian-born Jasper Cuppaidge owns the Horseshoe […]

Brodie's Summer Stout

Great British Beer Festival 2010

ABV: 2.8% Origin: London E10, England Website: www.brodiesbeers.co.uk

Brodie’s, the in house brewery at the William IV pub in east London, continues to impress with an imaginative range of beers including plenty of the dark stff. Served from cask stillage at the British Guild of Beer Writers’ pre-GBBF reception at […]

Pitfield's 1896 XXXX Stock Ale

This beer featured in BEER November 2009 in a piece about strong ales for winter.

ABV: 10% Origin: North Weald, Essex, England Website: www.pitfieldbeershop.co.uk

Pitfield's 1896 XXXX Stock Ale

Pitfield Brewery is one of the pioneers of the British microbrewing revival, originally set up in 1981 in Pitfield Street, Hoxton, in the days […]