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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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Tipples The Hanged Monk

First published in BEER May 2008 as part of a piece about Norfolk milds. Beer sellers: Beers of Europe

ABV: 3.8 per cent Origin: Acle Website www.tipplesbrewery.com

Tipples The Hanged Monk

The English region most associated with mild is, of course, the West Midlands, still home to a good few classics in cask. But […]

Elmtree Nightlight Mild

A shorter version of this review was first published in BEER February 2010 as part of a piece about beers to taste with chocolate. For more beers tasted with chocolate, see Sambrook’s Wandle.

ABV: 5.7% Origin: Snetterton, Norfolk, England Website: www.elmtreebeers.co.uk

Elmtree Nightlight Mild

A darker pairing [compared to the amber ales reviewed in […]

Teignworthy Martha's Mild

ABV: 5.3% Origin: Newton Abbot, Devon, England Website: www.tuckersonline.co.uk

Originally published in BEER May 2007. For more bottled milds see previous post

Teignworthy Martha's Mild

Tucker’s Maltings of Newton Abbot is one of Britain’s few surviving specialist maltings. The building is now a major tourist attraction as well as a working maltings, and hosts […]

Hoggleys Mill Lane Mild

ABV: 4% Origin: Kislingbury, Northamptonshire, England Website www.hoggleys.co.uk

Originally published in BEER May 2007. For more bottled milds see previous post.

CAMRA North London tasting 2010

Hoggleys Mill Lane Mild

Meanwhile if Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby (see previous post) remains impossible to obtain, there are an increasing number of other good bottle conditioned milds […]

Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby

ABV: 6% Origin: Sedgley, West Midlands, England Website: www.sarahhughesbrewery.co.uk

Originally published in BEER May 2007

Preface (March 2010):

Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby

The Beacon Hotel brewpub on the outskirts of Sedgley, deep in the Black Country near Wolverhampton and Dudley, may be an unlikely home to a world classic, but its Sarah Hughes […]

Marble Chocolate Marble

National Winter Ales Festival 2010 Top Tastings 2010

ABV: 5.5% Origin: Manchester, England Website: http://www.marblebeers.com/

Marble Arch, Manchester M4

The Grade II-listed Marble Arch in Ancoats, on the Rochdale Road just north of Manchester’s city centre ring road, would be an essential stop for anyone with an interest in historic pubs, with its polished […]

Leeds Midnight Bell

National Winter Ales Festival 2010

ABV: 4.8% Origin: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England Website: www.leedsbrewery.co.uk

Leeds Midnight Bell

Midnight Bell is a fine and rich dark mild named in honour of its brewery’s showcase pub in Leeds’ round foundry development. The brewery, opened in 2007, is currently the only independent in the city, with some […]

Hobsons Postman's Knock

Top Tastings 2009

A shorter version of this piece originally appeared in BEER May 2009 as one of several milds for May.

ABV: 4.4% Origin: Cleobury Mortimer, Worcestershire, England Website: www.hobsons-brewery.co.uk

Hobsons Postman's Knock

May is the month to celebrate beers which in the words of the promotional materials for CAMRA’s endangered beer styles […]

Bryncelyn Buddy Marvellous

Top Tastings 2009

ABV: 4% Origin: Ystradgynlais, Powys, Cymru Website: Currently unavailable

Bryncelyn began as a tiny brewery in the cellar of the Wern Fawr Inn at Ystalyfera in 1999 and steadily built up a reputation as one of Wales’ best small cask ale breweries — it’s since expanded to new premises in industrial workshops […]

Bartrams Marld

Originally published in BEER May 2006. Also featured in BEER August 2008 as part of a piece about beers for summer outdoor drinking.

For more milds see previous post.

ABV: 3.4 per cent Origin: Rougham, Suffolk, England Buy from: Specialists, local farmers’ markets Website www.bartramsbrewery.co.uk

Bartrams Marld

I first encountered Marc Bartram’s beers a […]