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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


Anchor Brekle’s Brown, Porter and Steam Beer

Anchor Brewing Company, Mariposa Street, San Francisco, California 94107

Top Tastings 2012 (Porter)

ABV: 6%, 5.6% and 5% Origin: San Francisco, California, USA Website:

Despite numerous visits to San Francisco in recent years I hadn’t yet got round to visiting the famous Anchor brewery – arguably the motherlode of the current craft beer […]

Darwin Richmond Ale

Top Tastings 2008. A shorter version appeared on facebook, January 2009.

ABV: 4.5% Origin: Sunderland, England Website:

Darwin Brewery

This brewery specialising in historical recreations has an interesting history itself. It began in 1994 as a teaching facility at Brewlab, the University of Sunderland’s well reputed brewing school, initially expanding to take over […]

Jolly Brewer Lucinda’s Lager and Taffy’s Tipple

First published in BEER September 2006 as part of a page marking the publication of the latest Good Bottled Beer Guide.

ABV: 5.2 and 6 per cent Origin: Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales Website:

Jolly Brewer Lucinda's Lager and Taffy's Tipple

This year’s Great British Beer Festival saw the launch of the the sixth […]