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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


Kernel India Pale Ale Black, India Pale Ale and Pale Ale

London Beer Tastings 2011. For more background on the brewery, see previous post.

ABV: 6.8%, 7.1% and 5.5% Origin: Bermondsey, London SE1, England Website:

Kernel Pale Ale

Besides its old fashioned dark beers, Kernel brews contemporary beers fresh with the flavours of new world hops. These too are of exceptional quality, matching […]

Brodie’s Amarilla, Black IPA and Californian


Meantime Pale Ale, London Porter and India Pale Ale

First published in BEER April 2008 as part of a piece on beer in Sainsbury’s.

ABV: 4.7, 6.5 and 7.5 per cent Origin: Charlton, London, England Website

Meantime Pale Ale

When Heriot-Watt and Weihenstephan-trained brewer Alastair Hook set up on his own in an industrial unit a stone’s throw from the Thames Barrier […]

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

Hepworth Suthwyk Liberation

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

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Originally published in BEER July 2006 as part of a page about beers from the USA available in the UK

ABV: 5.6 per cent Origin: Chico, California, USA Website:

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

With 4 July imminent, I’m raising a toast to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness with a trio of […]

Tunnel Trade Winds India Pale Ale and Sweet Parish Ale

ABV: 4.6% and 4.7% Origin: Ansley, Warwickshire, England Website:

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 […]

Little Creatures Pale Ale

Originally published in What’s Brewing February 2005

Origin: Fremantle, Western Australia ABV: 5.2 per cent Buy from Sainsbury, Waitrose, Oddbins, specialist suppliers

Little Creatures Pale Ale

Aside from Coopers of Adelaide with their unique sparkling ales, Australia is a disappointing country beer-wise, awash with the sort of cheap and nasty lager that most discerning […]