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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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Borgo Equilibrista

European Beer Bloggers Conference 2012

Birra del Borgo Equilibrista

ABV: 10.9% Origin: Borgorose, Latium, Italy Website: www.birradelborgo.it

Even the most experienced beer taster ultimately comes up against subjective judgement and hazy guesses about brewers’ intentions when evaluating beers, particularly those that push the envelope of categories. Plenty of professionals struggle with lambics and the […]

Brodie’s Passion, Red and Superior London Porter (strong version)

London beer tastings 2011. For more Brodie’s beers , see previous post. For background to these tastings see the review of Amarilla. This beer featured in BEER August 2011 as part of a piece on bottle conditioned beers from London. Read about more bottled London beers.

ABV: 3.8%, 4.3% and 10% Origin: Leyton, London […]

Ise Kadoya Yuzu Ale

Japanese beer tasting, White Horse London SW6, June 2011

ABV: 5% Origin: Ise, Kansai, Japan Website: http://isekadoya.com

Ise Kadoya Yuzu Ale

Ise Kadoya began in 1997 as a brewpub and restaurant at Ise, in Mie prefecture on the island of Honshū, a city best known as the location of the Shinto religion’s most important […]

Schelde Schoenlappertje

Beer sellers: De Bierkoning

ABV: 5% Origin: ’s-Gravenpolder, Zeeland, Netherlands (now at Meer, Antwerpen, Vlaanderen) Website: www.scheldebrouwerij.nl

Scheldebrouwerij 't Schoenlappertje

Scheldebrouwerij is that rare thing, a microbrewery that moved countries. Founded by home brewers Kees van Loenhout and Peter van der Eijnden in 1994, it was originally in Zeeuwse-Vlaanderen, a detached southern exclave […]

Meantime Raspberry Grand Cru

ABV: 6.5% Origin: London SE7, England Website: www.meantimebrewing.com

Meantime Raspberry Grand Cru

This is an expanded review of a beer that featured as a fruit beer on the bottled beer review page in the August 2010 issue of

BEER magazine, sent free every quarter to CAMRA members, who can also view it online. […]

Pen-Lon Cottage Torwen

ABV: 4.5% Origin: Llanarth, Ceredigion, Cymru Website: www.penlon.biz

This is an expanded review of a beer that featured as a fruit beer on the bottled beer review page in the August 2010 issue of BEER magazine, sent free every quarter to CAMRA members, who can also view it online. The magazine is also available in […]

Allagash Victoria Ale

Top tastings 2008. A shorter version was first published on facebook January 2009. Beer sellers: Bierkraft

ABV: 9% Origin: Portland, Maine, USA Website: www.allagash.com

Allagash Victoria Ale

Victoria is a very special golden ale brewed with Chardonnay grapes, part of the brewery’s “tribute” series, with $1 from each bottle going towards restoration of […]