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Best beer and travel writing award 2015, 2011 -- British Guild of Beer Writers Awards
Accredited Beer Sommelier
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"One of the top beer writers in the UK" - Mark Dredge.
"A beer guru" - Popbitch.
Des de Moor


From the cellar: Carlsberg Elephant Beer

Carlsberg Elephant Beer: vintage poster

ABV: 7.2% Origin: København, Hovedstaden, Denmark Website: Date: 23 October 2000

Another review from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit. Elephant Beer is still brewed, as it has been since […]

Vyškov Jubiler

Beer sellers: Zlý Časy / Pivkupectví

ABV: 7.5% Origin: Vyškov, Jihomoravský kraj, Czech Republic Website:

Vyškov Jubiler

In the historic town of the same name in a rural part of southern Moravia once populated by German-speaking farmers, the Vyškov brewery was founded in 1680 by the bishop of Olomouc, remaining in church hands […]

Medvidků Oldgott Barique Ležak 13° and X Beer 33

Top Tastings 2010 (Oldgott Barique)

ABV: 5.2% and 12.6% Origin: Praha 1, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic Website:

U Medvidků, Praha 1

The Czech lands gave birth to the world’s most ubiquitous brewing style and the modern day Czech Republic is still one of the great beer nations, so it’s rather remiss […]