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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


Dry Dock Bismark Alt

ABV: 5.3%
Origin: Aurora, Colorado, USA


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 space a few doors down on the same strip mall, its popularity immensely boosted through being named Small Brewing Company of the Year at the 2009 Great American Beer Festival. Some of Dry Dock’s individual beers were honoured at the same time, including this one which won a gold medal in the class. I caught up with it at the following year’s GABF, where it won a silver medal.

The beer is a lovely pale amber with a bubbly white head and a pineapple-tinged, biscuity, creamy and sweet aroma. There’s a delicious bite to the biscuit malt palate which also has spicy summer fruit, oranges and crisp nutty tones around the edges. A nicely dry and crisp malt finish has ripe orange notes, leaving a substantial but refreshing impression.

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