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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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Dying Vines/Linden Street Dee’z English Mild

Dying Vines brewery, Oakland, California

Top Tastings 2012

ABV: 4% Origin: Oakland, California, USA Website: dyingvines.com, lindenbeer.com

One interesting facet of my most recent visit to California in October 2012 was the obvious growth of interest among craft brewers in cask conditioned beer. Numerous bars I visited were sprouting a couple of handpumps […]

Mighty Oak Oscar Wilde

Top Tastings 2011

ABV: 3.7% Origin: Maldon, Essex, England Website: www.mightyoakbrewery.co.uk

Mighty Oak Oscar Wilde

This beer won Champion Beer of Britain (CBoB) at the Great British Beer Festival in August 2011, much to the consternation of some craft beer aficianados who saw this as further evidence of CAMRA conservatism and fustiness – with […]

Redemption Trinity and Redemption/Kernel Number One Strong Dark Mild

London Beer Tastings 2011

ABV: 3% and 6.1% Origin: Tottenham, London N17, England Website: www.redemptionbrewing.co.uk

Redemption Trinity

Redemption, launched early in 2010, now seems like something of a veteran among the new wave of London brewers. Impressive from the start, it’s rapidly settled down into a consistently performing and reliable source of decent beer, […]

Jolly Brewer Cwrw Du and Taid’s Garden

Beer sellers: Meadow Farm Shop

ABV: 3.7% and 4.3% Origin: Wrecsam, Cymru Website: www.jollybrewer.co.uk

Jolly Brewer Taid's Garden

Beside the better known likes of BrewDog, Dark Star and Thornbridge in the first rank of innovative and top quality British microbreweries are a handful of names that, despite limited production and distribution, deserve to be […]

Molen Revelation Cat Whole Milk Mild

Great British Beer Festival 2010

ABV: 3.5% Origin: Bodegraven, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Website: www.brouwerijdemolen.nl

Revelation Cat Whole Milk Mild

This is a beer deserving of the description ‘eclectic’: a cross between two traditional and somewhat neglected English beer styles, mild and milk stout, commissioned by an Italian and brewed by a Dutchman. The idea was […]

BrewDog Edge

Top Tastings 2008. A shorter version was first published on facebook January 2009.

ABV: 2.7% Origin: Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Website: www.brewdog.com

BrewDog

Founded in 2007 by iconoclasts James Watt and Martin Dickie, the latter formerly of Thornbridge, BrewDog has rapidly become one of Britain’s most exciting breweries. It’s also caused some controversy particulary through […]

Beckstones Black Gun Dog Freddy Mild

Top Tastings 2008. A shorter version was first published on facebook January 2009.

ABV: 3.9% Origin: Millom, Cumbria, England Website: http://www.beckstonesbrewery.co.uk/

Beckstones Black Gun Dog Freddy Mild Ale

When this won gold in its class and silver overall at the 2008 Champion Beer of Britain you could hear people muttering “who?”. But it was […]

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 […]

Fox Nina’s Mild

First published in BEER May 2008 as part of a piece about Norfolk milds. More Norfolk milds in previous post.

ABV: 3.9 per cent Origin: Heacham Website: www.foxbrewery.co.uk

Fox Nina's Mild

A more traditional example of vertical integration [than with Uncle Stuart’s in the previous post] can be found at Heacham, a village […]

Uncle Stuart’s Pack Lane Mild

First published in BEER May 2008 as part of a piece about Norfolk milds. More Norfolk milds in previous post.

ABV: 4 per cent Origin: Lingwood Website www.littlebeershop.co.uk

Uncle Stuart's Pack Lane Mild

Uncle Stuart’s on the outskirts of Norwich is one of a small but growing number of small breweries that are finding […]