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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


From the cellar: ‘t IJ Paasij

ABV: 7% Origin: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands Website: Date: 7 August 2000

Another review from the archive 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’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical […]

IJ Speciale Vlo Amsterdams Biobier

Beer sellers: De Bierkoning

ABV: 7% Origin: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands Website:

't IJ Speciale Vlo Amsterdams Biobier

From one of the Netherlands’ best established and most consistently good micros, this is a decidedly local beer, commissioned from ’t IJ on Amsterdam’s Funenkade by the Bierkoning beer shop by the Dam, not more than […]

't IJ Natte en Zatte

Originally published in What’s Brewing March 2003

Origin: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands ABV: 6.5 and 8 per cent Buy from Specialist suppliers, including Beer Barons (

't IJ Natte

In a matter of years the Netherlands has gone from a Heineken-dominated desert to boasting one of the most interesting beer scenes in Europe, with […]