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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.
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CAMRA North London tasting February 2010

Des de Moor and CAMRA North London tasters, Wenlock Arms, London N1, February 2010. Photo: John Cryne

Visiting a great beer pub like the Wenlock Arms, in London N1 on the uncertain border between Hoxton and Islington, reminds me I don’t go to the pub enough. And I wasn’t even here to enjoy its […]

Downton Chimera Dark Delight and India Pale Ale

ABV: 6% and 7% Origin: Downton, Wiltshire, England Website: http://www.hampshirebrewery.com/

Originally published in BEER, February 2007

CAMRA North London tasting February 2010 (IPA only)

Downton Chimera Dark Delight and India Pale Ale

As sharp-eyed readers will have noticed, this page has for some time carried an open invitation for beer suggestions by email, all […]

Titanic Stout

ABV: 4.5% Origin: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England Website www.titanicbrewery.co.uk

Originally published in BEER October 2007 as part of a review of that year’s Champion Bottle Conditioned Beer of Britain winners. For more see previous post.

CAMRA North London tasting February 2010

Titanic Stout

With its joint silver medal, Titanic Stout secured a place in […]

St Austell Admiral’s Ale

ABV: 5% Origin: St Austell, Cornwall, England Website: www.staustellbrewery.co.uk

A shorter version was originally published in BEER November 2008. For more smoky beers see previous post. See also Top Tastings 2008.

CAMRA North London tasting February 2010

St Austell Admiral's Ale

For a more subtle whiff of the bonfire (than Heller Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier […]

Teignworthy Martha's Mild

ABV: 5.3% Origin: Newton Abbot, Devon, England Website: www.tuckersonline.co.uk

Originally published in BEER May 2007. For more bottled milds see previous post

Teignworthy Martha's Mild

Tucker’s Maltings of Newton Abbot is one of Britain’s few surviving specialist maltings. The building is now a major tourist attraction as well as a working maltings, and hosts […]

Hoggleys Mill Lane Mild

ABV: 4% Origin: Kislingbury, Northamptonshire, England Website www.hoggleys.co.uk

Originally published in BEER May 2007. For more bottled milds see previous post.

CAMRA North London tasting 2010

Hoggleys Mill Lane Mild

Meanwhile if Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby (see previous post) remains impossible to obtain, there are an increasing number of other good bottle conditioned milds […]

Hop Back Crop Circle

ABV: 4.2% Origin: Downton, Wiltshire, England Website: www.hopback.co.uk

CAMRA North London tasting February 2010

Hop Back Crop Circle

Hop Back have grown into one of the major British craft brewers with an innovative but cannily targeted range of speciality ales led by the trendsetting Summer Lightning, and a strategy that pursues the takeout trade […]

Red Squirrel IPA in the USA

Top Tastings 2009 CAMRA North London tasting 2010

A shorter version of this review was first published in BEER February 2010 as part of a piece about beers to taste with chocolate. For more beers tasted with chocolate, see Hoggleys Solstice Stout.

Also known as IPA in the USA, under which name it was reviewed.

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Fuller's Vintage Ale 1999, 2005 and 2009

Note this post has been superceded. It has been left here for archival reasons. Read a more complete and up-to-date post about this beer.

Top Tastings 2009 CAMRA North London tasting 2010

ABV: 8% Origin: Chiswick, London, England Website: www.fullers.co.uk

Note: tasting notes on further vintages can be found after the main article.

Fuller's […]