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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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The marvels of malt: tasting single malt beers

The beauty of barley. Pic: Valley Malt.

It’s often said that hops are the varietals of the beer world, an idea that many brewers have seized on with numerous single hop brews constructed to show off the individual characteristics of a specific variety, so dedicated connoisseurs can get to know their Citra from their […]

Ska Steel Toe Working Class Milk Stout

Ska Steel Toe Working Class Milk Stout

Top Tastings 2012

ABV: 5.4% Origin: Durango, Colorado, USA Website: www.skabrewing.com

With my soft spot for the smarter and sharper side of mid-1960s music and fashion and its later revivalist derivatives, I was intrigued to find a Colorado craft brewery calling itself Ska and borrowing its imagery […]

Oskar Blues Old Chub Scotch Ale

Oskar Blues Old Chub Scotch Ale

Top Tastings 2012

ABV: 8% Origin: Longmont, Colorado, USA Website: www.oskarblues.com

2012’s annual British Guild of Beer Writers reception on the eve of the Great British Beer Festival could almost have been tailor made to antagonise some of the more purist supporters of the festival itself – for […]

Left Hand Milk Stout

Beer sellers: Cerveteca

ABV: 6% Origin: Longmont, Colorado, USA Website: www.lefthandbrewing.com

Left Hand Milk Stout

A typical US craft brewing success story in one of North America’s fine beer heartlands, Colorado, Left Hand first brewed commercially in 1994, on the initiative of home brewer Dick Doore and his old friend Eric Wallace. Its original […]

Dry Dock Bismark Alt

Top Tastings 2010

ABV: 5.3% Origin: Aurora, Colorado, USA Website: www.drydockbrewing.com

Dry Dock Brewing

Kevin DeLange already owned a small homebrew store when in 2005 he decided to add a microbrewery with its own tiny taproom. Such was the success of this move that in 2009 the taproom and brewery relocated to a bigger […]

Avery Maharaja Imperial India Pale Ale

Top Tastings 2010

ABV: 10.5% Origin: Boulder, Colorado, USA Website: www.averybrewing.com

Avery Maharaja Imperial India Pale Ale

Regularly topping polls of the world’s best beers, this super-hopped pale ale comes from a Colorado brewery founded by home brewer Adam Avery in 1993, since much expanded and greatly admired for its cutting edge repertoire of […]