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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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Molson Coors UK William Worthington Red Shield

William Worthington Red Shield

European Beer Bloggers Conference 2011

ABV: 4.2% Origin: Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England Website: www.molsoncoors.co.uk

Legendary former Bass brewer Steve Wellington, who still presides over the microbrewery at what is now the Coors Visitor Centre in Burton though is set to retire this summer, developed this bottle […]

Sharp’s Turbo Yeast Unspeakable Abhorrence from Beyond the Ninth Level of Hades III

European Beer Bloggers Conference 2011

ABV: 24% Origin: Rock, Cornwall, England Website: www.sharpsbrewery.co.uk, http://brewingreality.blogspot.com

Sharp's Turbo Yeast Unspeakable Abhorrence from Beyond the Ninth Level of Hades III. Pic: Reuben Gray, www.taleoftheale.com.

Sharp’s brewer Stuart Howe has produced some inventive stuff in his time, recently setting himself the challenge of producing a new beer […]

Sharp’s Massive Ale

Featured in BEER November 2009 as a strong ale for winter drinking. For more beers in this piece, see previous post.

ABV: 10% Origin: Rock, Cornwall Website: www.sharpsbrewery.co.uk

Sharp's Brewery

Massive Ale is one of Sharp’s brewer Stuart Howe’s bottled specialities, an exciting sideline with a distinct Belgian influence for one of the more […]

Sharp's Honey Spice Wheat Beer

First published in BEER June 2008 as part of a piece about wheat beers.

ABV: 6.8 per cent Origin: Rock, Cornwall, England Website www.sharpsbrewery.co.uk

Sharp's Honey Spice Wheat Beer

It’s a fine sunny spring day outside as I write this page – perhaps, given the weather so far this year, it’s too much of […]

Sharp’s Chalky’s Bite

First published November 2007 as part of a piece about beers stocked by Booths supermarkets.

ABV: 6.8 per cent Origin: Rock, Cornwall, England Website www.sharpsbrewery.co.uk

Sharp's Chalky's Bite

If you’re a speciality bottled beer enthusiast, the chances are you’ll have heard of Booths Supermarkets even if you live a long way outside its Lancashire […]

White Shield Brewery (Coors) William Worthington’s White Shield

Originally published in What’s Brewing November 2005

Origin: Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire, England ABV: 5.6 per cent Buy from supermarkets

White Shield Worthington White Shield

Worthington White Shield was already a historic beer when CAMRA was founded in 1971. Then, it was one of only five bottle conditioned beers still in commercial production in […]