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


From the cellar: Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (Nigeria)

ABV: 8% Origin: Ikeja, Nigeria Website: Date: 7 August 2000

This was my first ever published bottled beer review, written for the Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD), a pioneering crowd-sourced beer review website founded in 1992, and predating the likes of Ratebeer and Beer Advocate. I’ll gradually be archiving my reviews from the site […]

Carlton & United Sheaf Stout

Top Tastings 2011

ABV: 5.7% Origin: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Website:

Tooth's (now Carlton United) Sheaf Stout apparently kept these strapping Aussie Rules players fit. Those were the days.

I discovered a plain looking 750ml bottle of this southern hemisphere classic, which I’ve never seen on sale in the UK, in the […]

Kernel Export Stout London 1890 and London Porter

London Beer Tastings 2011. Export Stout was featured in a piece on bottle conditioned beers from London in BEER August 2011. Read more about London bottle conditioned beers.

ABV: 7.8% and 5.6% Origin: Bermondsey, London SE1, England Website:

Evin O'Riordan of The Kernel brewery, London SE1

Evin O’Riordan, founder and head brewer at […]