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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.
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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: 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 […]

Back in black: living beer heritage in the West Midlands

The Birmingham conurbation is the latest British city to rejuvenate its beer scene under the ‘craft’ banner, albeit several steps behind the likes of Bristol, Leeds and Manchester. But this is a city that’s also particularly rich in living examples of beer and pub heritage, demonstrating that, though today’s beer may be novel in […]

Molson Coors UK William Worthington Red Shield

William Worthington Red Shield

European Beer Bloggers Conference 2011

ABV: 4.2% Origin: Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England Website: www.molsoncoors.co.uk

Legendary former Bass brewer Steve Wellington, who still presides over the microbrewery at what is now the Coors Visitor Centre in Burton though is set to retire this summer, developed this bottle […]

Blythe Ridware Pale

Top Tastings 2010 An extended review of a beer featured as a new real ale in a bottle on the bottled beer review page in the February 2011 issue of BEER magazine, sent free every quarter to CAMRA members, who can also view it online. The magazine is additionally available in selected newsagents.

ABV: 4.3% […]

Wye Valley Dorothy Goodbody’s Imperial Stout

ABV: 7% Origin: Stoke Lacy, Herefordshire, England Website: www.wyevalleybrewery.co.uk

Wye Valley Dorothy Goodbody's Imperial Stout

An extended review of a beer featured as a strong and special beer on the bottled beer review page in the November 2010 issue of BEER magazine, sent free every quarter to CAMRA members, who can […]

Corvedale Dark and Delicious

First published in BEER June 2007 as part of a piece about Threshers off licence chain’s Local Ale scheme. For more Threshers Local Ales see previous post.

ABV: 4.6 per cent Origin: Corfton,Shropshire, England Website www.suninncorfton.co.uk

Corvedale Dark and Delicious

It’s particularly gratifying that alongside several names familiar on supermarket shelves, the Threshers initiative […]

Teme Valley Wotever Next?

British Real Ale in a Bottle May 2010

ABV: 5% Origin: Knightwick, Worcestershire, England Website: www.temevalleybrewery.co.uk

Teme Valley Brewery

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 CAMRA members, who can also […]

Burton Bridge Empire Pale Ale

Great British Beer Festival Real Ale in a Bottle Bar 2006

ABV: 7.5% Origin: Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England Website: www.burtonbridgebrewery.co.uk

Burton Bridge Empire Pale Ale

This is one of the better British revivalist interpretations of the India Pale Ale style, from its spiritual homeland of Burton, brewed with Pipkin pale malt, invert sugar […]

Tunnel Trade Winds India Pale Ale and Sweet Parish Ale

ABV: 4.6% and 4.7% Origin: Ansley, Warwickshire, England Website: www.tunnelbrewery.co.uk

Originally published in BEER, February 2007, as part of a review featuring reader recommended beers. For more, see previous post.

Tunnel Trade Winds and Sweet Parish Ale

The Tunnel Brewery at the Lord Nelson Inn at Ansley, near Nuneaton in one of the more […]