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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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Wye Valley Dorothy Goodbody’s Wholesome Stout

ABV: 4.6% Origin: Stoke Lacy, Herefordshire, England Website www.wyevalleybrewery.co.uk

Originally published in BEER October 2007 as part of a review of that year’s Champion Bottle Conditioned Beer of Britain winners. For more see previous posts.

Wye Valley Dorothy Goodbody's Wholesome Stout

Wye Valley is another name well-known to fans of British RAIB, especially for […]

Titanic Stout

ABV: 4.5% Origin: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England Website www.titanicbrewery.co.uk

Originally published in BEER October 2007 as part of a review of that year’s Champion Bottle Conditioned Beer of Britain winners. For more see previous post.

CAMRA North London tasting February 2010

Titanic Stout

With its joint silver medal, Titanic Stout secured a place in […]

Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby

ABV: 6% Origin: Sedgley, West Midlands, England Website: www.sarahhughesbrewery.co.uk

Originally published in BEER May 2007

Preface (March 2010):

Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby

The Beacon Hotel brewpub on the outskirts of Sedgley, deep in the Black Country near Wolverhampton and Dudley, may be an unlikely home to a world classic, but its Sarah Hughes […]

Hobsons Postman's Knock

Top Tastings 2009

A shorter version of this piece originally appeared in BEER May 2009 as one of several milds for May.

ABV: 4.4% Origin: Cleobury Mortimer, Worcestershire, England Website: www.hobsons-brewery.co.uk

Hobsons Postman's Knock

May is the month to celebrate beers which in the words of the promotional materials for CAMRA’s endangered beer styles […]

White Shield Brewery (Coors) William Worthington’s White Shield

Originally published in What’s Brewing November 2005

Origin: Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire, England ABV: 5.6 per cent Buy from supermarkets

White Shield Worthington White Shield

Worthington White Shield was already a historic beer when CAMRA was founded in 1971. Then, it was one of only five bottle conditioned beers still in commercial production in […]

Teme Valley Hearth Warmer

Originally published in What’s Brewing January 2005

Origin: Knightwick, Worcestershire, England ABV: 6 per cent Buy from Brewery (tel 01886 821235, www.temevalley.co.uk ), specialist suppliers

Teme Valley Hearth Warmer

A few hundred years ago it wouldn’t have been uncommon for local breweries to keep their own patch of humulus lupus, but times have changed. […]

Burton Bridge Burton Porter

Originally published in What’s Brewing October 2004

Origin: Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England ABV: 4.5 per cent Buy from Specialist suppliers, brewery’s pubs, regional Tesco

Burton Bridge Burton Porter

There is a certain irony in a great porter coming from Burton upon Trent. Porter originated in 18th century London and became the first big […]

Wood's Hopping Mad

Originally published in What’s Brewing October 2003

Origin: Winstantow, Shropshire, England ABV: 4.7 per cent Buy from supermarkets, specialist shops

Wood's Hopping Mad

Awareness of the ingredients of beers is growing, and the hop, which gives beer its most obviously identifiable and distinctive aromas and flavours, has come in for particular attention. Where once […]