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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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High & Mighty Beer of the Gods

The Hepworth version featured in a piece on ales with which to convert lager drinkers, first published in BEER February 2009. This version may no longer be in production.

ABV: 4.5% Origin: Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA (original version); Horsham, West Sussex, England (licensed version) Website: www.highandmightybeer.com, www.papercity.com

High & Mighty Beer Company

While licensing of […]

Hook Norton Double Stout

First published in BEER July 2008 as part of a piece on beers recently converted to bottle conditioning. For more similar beers see previous post. Top Tastings 2008. A shorter version appeared on facebook January 2009.

ABV: 4.8 per cent Origin: Hook Norton, Oxfordshire Website www.hooknortonbrewery.co.uk

Hook Norton Double Stout

A steam-driven Victorian tower […]

Dark Star Imperial Stout

First published in BEER January 2008 as part of a piece about imperial stouts. For more imperial stouts see previous post.

ABV: 10.5 per cent Origin: Ansty, Sussex, England Website www.darkstarbrewing.co.uk

Dark Star Imperial Stout

Dark Star originated at the Evening Star brewpub in Brighton in 1991. Ten years later the brewery, which now […]

Wychwood Brakspear Triple

First published in BEER November 2007 as part of a piece about beers from Booths supermarkets. More Booths beers in previous post.

ABV: 7.2 per cent Origin: Witney, Oxfordshire Website www.brakspear-beers.co.uk

Wychwood Brakspear Triple

Like Young’s, Brakspear is another revered Thames-side name now achieving good results at a new location. Most readers will be […]

Whitstable Pilsner (Bohemian Lager)

First published in BEER September 2007.

ABV: 4.9 per cent Origin: Grafty Green, Kent Website www.whitstablebrewery.info

Whitstable Pilsner

Whitstable, on the North Kent coast overlooking the lowest reaches of the Thames estuary, is synonymous with oyster fishing, and, since oyster eating is an activity where even fanatical oenophiles might consider beer when food matching, […]

Itchen Valley Godfathers

ABV: 3.8% Origin: New Alresford, Hampshire, England Website: www.itchenvalley.com

Itchen Valley Godfathers

This beer featured as a British Real Ale in a Bottle on the bottled beer review page in the current (May 2010) issue of BEER magazine, sent free every quarter to CAMRA members, who can also view it online. The magazine is […]

Westerham National Trust Viceroy IPA

British Real Ale in a Bottle May 2010

ABV: 5% Origin: Crockham Hill, Kent, England Website: www.westerhambrewery.co.uk

Westerham National Trust Viceroy India Pale Ale

This beer featured as a British Real Ale in a Bottle on the bottled beer review page in the May 2010 issue of BEER magazine, sent free every quarter to […]

Chiltern Bodgers Barley Wine

First published in BEER December 2006 as part of a page about strong beers. See previous post for more strong beers.

ABV: 8.5 per cent Origin: Terrick, Buckinghamshire, England Website: www.chilternbrewery.co.uk

Chiltern Bodgers Barley Wine

Launched in 1980 and still run by the Jenkinson family, the Chiltern Brewery near Aylesbury is a rare survivor […]

Westerham British Bulldog (BB)

First published in BEER November 2006 as part of a piece about beers stocked by Tesco supermarkets. See previous post for more Tesco beers.

ABV: 4.3 per cent Origin: Crockham Hill, Kent, England Website: www.westerhambrewery.co.uk

As well as the Drinks Awards winners, Tesco has beers of interest on offer in its “local programme”, which covers […]

Hepworth Suthwyk Liberation

First published in BEER September 2006 as part of a page marking the publication of the latest Good Bottled Beer Guide. For more beers featured on this page, see previous post.

ABV: 4.2 per cent Origin: Horsham, Sussex, England Website www.suthwykales.com

Hepworth Suthwyk Liberation

Contract brewing is sometimes viewed with suspicion, but if it’s […]