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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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Coniston No 9 Barley Wine

Coniston No 9 Barley Wine

Top Tastings 2012

ABV: 8.5% Origin: Coniston, Cumbria, England Website:

The results of CAMRA’s annual Champion Beer of Britain competition regularly provoke dark mutterings. Usually I hear them from trendy young hopheads convinced that the judging panel favours supposedly boring traditional low gravity styles but this year […]

Hepworth Coniston Bluebird

Originally published in What’s Brewing July 2003

Origin: Horsham, Sussex, England ABV: 4.2 per cent Buy from supermarkets

Coniston Bluebird Bitter

When the directors of Brakspear cashed in their prime piece of Thames-side, not only their own brands were affected. Among the homeless were a number of contract brews, including supermarket-listed Coniston Bluebird, originally […]