They say…

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


Ducato Nuova Mattina

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

ABV: 5.8% Origin: Roncole Verdi, Emili-Romagna, Italy Website:

Birrificio del Ducato Nuova Mattina (New Morning)

I first encountered this unusual saison-style Italian craft brew, “dry herbed” with ginger, green and red pepper, coriander and chamomile, on draught at the Pigs Ear […]

Ducato Viæmilia, Verdi Imperial Stout, Black Jack and La Luna Rossa

Top Tastings 2010 (Verdi Black Jack)

ABV: 5%, 8.2% and 8% Origin: Roncole Verdi, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Website:

Italy, as I’ve mentioned here before, is currently one of the beer world’s innovation hotspots, with an emerging craft brewing movement fusing native respect for fine food and drink with a creative energy partly inspired by US […]