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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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Hop Back Taiphoon

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

ABV: 4.2% Origin: Downton, Wiltshire, England Website: www.hopback.co.uk

Hop Back Brewery

From this Wiltshire micro’s well distributed portfolio of bottle conditioned beers comes […]

Downton Chimera Dark Delight and India Pale Ale

ABV: 6% and 7% Origin: Downton, Wiltshire, England Website: http://www.hampshirebrewery.com/

Originally published in BEER, February 2007

CAMRA North London tasting February 2010 (IPA only)

Downton Chimera Dark Delight and India Pale Ale

As sharp-eyed readers will have noticed, this page has for some time carried an open invitation for beer suggestions by email, all […]

Hop Back Crop Circle

ABV: 4.2% Origin: Downton, Wiltshire, England Website: www.hopback.co.uk

CAMRA North London tasting February 2010

Hop Back Crop Circle

Hop Back have grown into one of the major British craft brewers with an innovative but cannily targeted range of speciality ales led by the trendsetting Summer Lightning, and a strategy that pursues the takeout trade […]

Hop Back Summer Lightning

Originally published in What’s Brewing August 2002 Also reviewed in a piece on beers to convert lager drinkers to ales with, BEER Feburary 2009

Hop Back Summer Lightning

Origin: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England ABV: 5% Buy from: most supermarkets, beer shops, mail order from the brewery (tel 01725 510986, www.hopback.co.uk)

Summer Lightning is […]