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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


Tri Martolod Blonde Artisanale

Tri Martolod Blonde Artisanale

Beer sellers: Cave à bulles

ABV: 4.6% Origin: Konk Kerne, Penn-ar-Bed (Breizh), France Website:

One of a cluster of small breweries in Celtic Brittany, Tri Martolod — or ‘Three Sailors’, a reference to a Breton folk song — was founded in 1999 in the fashionable seaside […]

Molson Coors UK William Worthington Red Shield

William Worthington Red Shield

European Beer Bloggers Conference 2011

ABV: 4.2% Origin: Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England Website:

Legendary former Bass brewer Steve Wellington, who still presides over the microbrewery at what is now the Coors Visitor Centre in Burton though is set to retire this summer, developed this bottle […]

Jolly Brewer Cwrw Du and Taid’s Garden

Beer sellers: Meadow Farm Shop

ABV: 3.7% and 4.3% Origin: Wrecsam, Cymru Website:

Jolly Brewer Taid's Garden

Beside the better known likes of BrewDog, Dark Star and Thornbridge in the first rank of innovative and top quality British microbreweries are a handful of names that, despite limited production and distribution, deserve to be […]

Blythe Ridware Pale

Top Tastings 2010 An extended review of a beer featured as a new real ale in a bottle on the bottled beer review page in the February 2011 issue of BEER magazine, sent free every quarter to CAMRA members, who can also view it online. The magazine is additionally available in selected newsagents.

ABV: 4.3% […]

High & Mighty Beer of the Gods

The Hepworth version featured in a piece on ales with which to convert lager drinkers, first published in BEER February 2009. This version may no longer be in production.

ABV: 4.5% Origin: Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA (original version); Horsham, West Sussex, England (licensed version) Website:,

High & Mighty Beer Company

While licensing of […]

Kingstone Gold and Organic Gold

A shorter version of this review was first published in BEER August 2008 as part of a piece about beers for summer outdoor drinking.

ABV: 4% Origin: Tyndyrn, Sir Fynwy, Cymru Website:,

Kingstone Gold

Originally established in 2005 at Kinsons Farm, Gwenffrwd (Whitebrook) nearby, this small brewery moved two years later to […]

Little Valley Withens IPA

First published in BEER February 2008.

ABV: 3.9 per cent Origin: Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire Website

Little Valley Withens IPA

As most readers will know, India Pale Ales were originally high gravity, generously hopped export products that later evolved into the more session-friendly draught interpretations still supplied by the likes of Caledonian and […]

Wells & Young’s Young’s Champion Live Golden Beer

First published in BEER November 2007 as part of a piece about beers from Booths supermarkets. More Booths beers in previous post.

ABV: 5 per cent Origin: Bedford, Bedfordshire, England Website

Wells & Young's Young's Champion Live Golden Ale

Like many people I was sad to see Young’s quit Wandsworth but I’ve been […]

Coopers Sparkling Ale

Bières sans frontières, Great British Beer Festival 2007. For more selections see previous post.

ABV: 5.8% Origin: Regency Park, South Australia Website:

Coopers Sparkling Ale

The survival of the Coopers brewery with its unique style of Adelaide sparkling ale amidst a tide of amber nectar you wouldn’t give a XXXX for, as recently […]

Crouch Vale Amarillo

London Drinker Beer Festival March 2010

ABV: 5% Origin: South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, England Website:

Crouch Vale Amarillo

Beer blogger Mark Dredge, of Pencil & Spoon fame, pointed me in the direction of this fine hoppy golden ale at the London Drinker beer festival. From one of Britain’s oldest and most respected new […]