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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


London update: brewing in the shadow of the multinationals

Brewhouse and Kitchen Highbury: a newer, bigger kit than originally planned in one of London’s newest brewpubs.

It’s now a year since the main text of the latest edition of The CAMRA Guide to London’s Best Beer, Pubs and Bars was finalised, and speciality brewing in the city continues to expand. The most obvious […]

Meantime Raspberry Grand Cru

ABV: 6.5% Origin: London SE7, England Website:

Meantime Raspberry Grand Cru

This is an expanded review of a beer that featured as a fruit beer on the bottled beer review page in the August 2010 issue of

BEER magazine, sent free every quarter to CAMRA members, who can also view it online. […]

Meantime Pale Ale, London Porter and India Pale Ale

First published in BEER April 2008 as part of a piece on beer in Sainsbury’s.

ABV: 4.7, 6.5 and 7.5 per cent Origin: Charlton, London, England Website

Meantime Pale Ale

When Heriot-Watt and Weihenstephan-trained brewer Alastair Hook set up on his own in an industrial unit a stone’s throw from the Thames Barrier […]

Meantime Chocolate

Originally published in What’s Brewing December 2003

Origin: Greenwich, London ABV: 4.5 per cent (since reformulated to 6.5%) Buy from supermarkets

Meantime Chocolate

Unlike most British brewers, Alastair Hook, who founded the Meantime microbrewery in Greenwich in 2000, comes to praise lager not to bury it. Alastair was trained both in Edinburgh and at […]