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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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Cool runnings: beer serving temperature and flavour

Taking beer’s temperature: warm or cool?

The piece below was first published in Beers of the World magazine issue 13, July 2007, and was my first proper feature piece to appear in a ‘newsstand’ title. It’s subsequently been reprinted with my permission in a couple of other places. Although I’d probably write it slightly […]

Budějovický Budvar kroužkovaný ležák 12° and kroužkovaný tmavý ležák

Top Tastings 2012 (Kroužkovaný ležák 12°)

ABV: 5% and 4.7% Origin: České Budějovice, Jihočeský kraj, Czech Republic Website: www.budejovickybudvar.cz

Budějovický Budvar kroužkovaný ležák 12° straight from the conditioning tank — note security device on glass.

These are the unfiltered, unpasteurised draught versions of Budvar’s flagship golden lager (labelled Budvar Czech Imported Lager in the […]

Budweiser Budvar: Britain’s favourite Bohemian?

The Budvar knights — saying No makes them what they are.

In the early 1990s, as Czech brewing faced the new challenges and opportunities of the return of the free market, the trademark dispute between the USA’s biggest brewer Anheuser-Busch (AB) and South Bohemian brewery Budějovický (Budweiser) Budvar entered a new phase. The dispute, […]

Budějovický Budvar tmavý ležák / Dark Lager

Beer sellers: Beers of Europe

ABV: 4.7% Origin: České Budějovice, Jihočeský kraj, Czech Republic Website: www.budvar.cz, www.budweiserbudvar.co.uk

Budějovický Budvar tmavý ležák / Dark Lager

Alongside Plzeňský Prazdroj (Pilsner Urquell), Budvar was already a famous Czech name in international beer circles before the Velvet Revolution, thanks in part to the international currency of the term […]