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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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Great American Beer Festival 2010

Beer gets on the bike at Denver Convention Center.

As a veteran of the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) visiting the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) for the first time, you’re inevitably drawn to make comparisons. And the one that comes spontaneously to my mind is that the GABF is, well, sexier. Although the […]

Tröegs Troegenator Doublebock Beer

Great American Beer Festival 2010 Top Tastings 2010

ABV: 8.2% Origin: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA Website: http://www.troegs.com

Tröegs Troegenator Doublebock Beer

Most of the more celebrated American craft brews are warm fermented ales, but here’s an East Coast microbrewer making a very convincing fist of an original European extreme lager style, the Doppelbock. The name […]

SweetWater Dank Tank Magnum IP

Great American Beer Festival 2010 Top Tastings 2010

ABV: 9% Origin: Atlanta, Georgia, USA Website: http://www.sweetwaterbrew.com

SweetWater Dank Tank Magnum IP Imperial Pilsner

If the beers I tried from below the Mason-Dixon Line at the GABF are anything to go by, the craft breweries of the Deep South are quickly catching up with their […]

Maui CoCoNut PorTeR

Great American Beer Festival 2010

ABV: 5.7% Origin: Lahaina, Hawaii, USA Website: http://www.mauibrewingco.com

Maui CoCoNut PorTeR

I’ d been wanting to try this celebrated speciality beer since I met its brewer, the charming Garrett W Marrero, at the Rake in London earlier this year, when he was over to brew a cask version of […]

Foothills Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout 2009

Great American Beer Festival 2010

ABV: 9.75% Origin: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA Website: www.foothillsbrewing.com

Foothills Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout

If this beer is anything to go by, craft brewing in the US has gone south with a vengeance. A small production brewpub with a penchant for cask ale and a nifty line in bold […]

Cigar City Humidor Series India Pale Ale

Great American Beer Festival 2010 Top Tastings 2010

ABV: 7.5% Origin: Tampa, Florida, USA Website: www.cigarcitybrewing.com

Cigar City Humidor Series

As the crowds poured into the Colorado Convention Centre on the opening night of the Great American Beer Festival, the queues soon began to form at some predictable locations, such as Lost Abbey and […]

Boulevard Saison-Brett

Great American Beer Festival 2010

ABV: 8.5% Origin: Kansas City, Missouri, USA Website: www.boulevard.com

Boulevard Smokestack Series Saison Brett

Boulevard, founded by John Macdonald on Kansas City’s historic Southwest Boulevard in 1989, now claims to be the biggest speciality brewer in the Mid-West and the second largest brewer of any type in Missouri. Impressively, […]