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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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Malt Teasers

First published in BEER magazine, May 2011. BEER is sent free every quarter to CAMRA members, who can also view it online. The magazine is additionally available in selected newsagents. Click on the beer names for more detailed notes on each beer.

Pale barley malt from Muntons.

Malted barley is one of the […]

Breconshire Winter Beacon

This beer featured in BEER May 2011 as part of a piece on the influence of different malts on beer flavour. To read about other beers featured see Hopshackle Historic Porter.

ABV: 5.3% Origin: Aberhonddu, Powys, Cymru Website: www.breconshirebrewery.com

Breconshire Winter Beacon

The qualities of speciality malts aren’t limited to darker beers and can […]

Itchen Valley Pure Gold

ABV: 4.8% Origin: Alresford, Hampshire, England Website: www.itchenvalley.com

This beer featured in a piece about the influence of different malts on beer flavour on the bottled beer review page in the May 2011 issue of BEER magazine, sent free every quarter to CAMRA members, who can also view it online. The magazine is also available […]

Vale Black Swan Dark Mild

Featured as a mild for May in BEER May 2009. To read the beginning of this piece see under Hobsons Postman’s Knock. The beer also featured in BEER May 2011 as part of a piece on the influence of different malts on beer flavour. See additional text below, and to read about other beers featured […]

Woodforde’s Nelson’s Revenge

A shorter version of this review was first published in BEER August 2009 as part of a piece about beers for summer outdoor drinking, featuring this beer under its rebadged Norfolk Bitter label for Marks and Spencer. For more summer beers, see previous post.

The beer also featured in BEER May 2011 as part of […]

Hopshackle Historic Porter

Top Tastings 2009 The beer also featured in BEER May 2011 as part of a piece on the influence of different malts on beer flavour. See additional text below, and to read about other beers featured see Vale Black Swan.

ABV: 4.8% Origin: Market Deeping, Lincolnshire Website: www.hopshacklebrewery.co.uk

Hopshackle

Nigel Wright’s Hopshackle brewery, […]