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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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Tryst Blàthan

ABV: 4% Origin: Larbert, Falkirk, Scotland Website: http://www.trystbrewery.co.uk

This is an expanded review of a beer that featured as a fruit beer on the bottled beer review page in the August 2010 issue of BEER magazine, sent free every quarter to CAMRA members, who can also view it online. The magazine is also available in […]

Rebellion IPA

Great British Beer Festival 2010

ABV: 3.7% Origin: Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England Website: http://www.rebellionbeer.co.uk/

Rebellion IPA

Rebellion, founded in 1993 and now a decently sized and highly respected micro, has kept the flag flying for brewing in the Thamesside town of Marlow since Whitbread closed the historic Wethereds brewery –its founders originally hoped it could […]

Brains Top Notch

Top Tastings 2008. A shorter version was first published on facebook January 2009.

ABV: 4.4% Origin: Caerdydd, Cymru Website: www.sabrain.com

Brains Top Notch

Old established Cardiff family brewer Brains offers several cask classics such as SA and Brains Dark but this is a relatively new addition to the range that deserves better exposure. Originally […]

Outstanding OSB

Featured in BEER August 2009 as a selection from the latest Good Bottled Beer Guide. For more selections see previous post.

ABV: 4.4% Origin: Bury, Greater Manchester, England Website: www.outstandingbeers.co.uk

Outstanding Brewery

The immodestly named Outstanding Brewery in Bury, Greater Manchester, was launched only in 2008, although the involvement of one of Britain’s leading […]

Woodforde’s Nelson’s Revenge

A shorter version of this review was first published in BEER August 2009 as part of a piece about beers for summer outdoor drinking, featuring this beer under its rebadged Norfolk Bitter label for Marks and Spencer. For more summer beers, see previous post.

The beer also featured in BEER May 2011 as part of […]

Wells and Young’s Young’s Bitter and Kew Gold

First published in BEER July 2008 as part of a piece on beers recently converted to bottle conditioning. Young’s Bitter also included in Top Tastings 2008.

ABV: 4.5 and 4.8 per cent Origin: Bedford, Bedfordshire Website www.wellsandyoungs.co.uk

Wells and Young's Young's Bitter

When you consider how perilously close British bottle conditioned beer was to […]

Cwmbran Crow Valley Bitter

First published in BEER March 2008 as part of a piece about Welsh beers. For more Welsh beers see previous post.

ABV: 4.2 per cent Origin: Upper Cwmbran, Torfaen Website www.cwmbranbrewery.co.uk

Cwmbran Crow Valley Bitter

When Martin Lewis and Keith Gullick first created this cottage brewery fed from a mountain spring under the shadow […]

Ffos y Ffin Cothi Gold and Paxton's Pride

First published in BEER March 2008 as part of a piece about Welsh beers. For more Welsh beers see previous post.

ABV: 3.9 and 5.5 per cent Origin: Capel Dewi, Sir Gaerfyrddin Website www.ffosyffinbrewery.co.uk

Bragdy Ffos y Ffin

Dairy farmer Glyn Lenton took over Ffos y Ffin farm outside Capel Dewi in rural Carmathenshire […]

Allendale Best Bitter and Wolf

First published in BEER February 2008.

ABV: 3.8 and 5.5 per cent Origin: Allendale, Northumberland Website www.allendalebrewco.co.uk

Allendale Brewery beers

The small and remote riverside town of Allendale, just shy of Hadrian’s Wall, is home to one of England’s most youthful breweries. For brewer and co-founder Tom Hick it’s his first job since leaving […]

Humpty Dumpty Bad Egg

ABV: 4.1% Origin: Reedham, Norfolk, England

Humpty Dumpty Bad Egg

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 view it online. The magazine is also available in […]