They say…

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


Zythos Bierfestival and Pré-ZBF 2010

Zythos Bierfestival 2010

The Zythos Bierfestival is the flagship event of the Belgian beer consumers’ organisation Zythos, earning multiple stars, a three line whip and a smudge of highlighter pen in many a beer diary, and a great way to get a rounded view of the multifaceted Belgian brewing scene in one fell swoop. […]

Thornbridge St Petersburg Whisky Reserve 2006

Pré-ZBF Festival 2010 Top Tastings 2010 (Highland)

ABV: 8.8% Origin: Ashford-in-the-Water, Derbyshire, England Website:

Thornbridge Hall

Thornbridge are emerging as a world class new brewery, offering a solid range of excellent everyday beers but also knowing how to push at the boundaries of style while still retaining good taste and balance. Witness the […]

Deca / Struise Aardmonnik

Pré-ZBF Festival 2010

ABV: 8% Origin: Woesten-Vleteren, West-Vlaanderen Website:

De Struise Aardmonnik

De Struise Brouwers, a beer firm that work mainly on the plant of the Deca brewery, are the enfants terribles of Belgian brewing, more appreciated by the international “extreme beer” crowd than within Belgium itself for their eccentric, often strong and […]

Alvinne Chelmsford Oak Smoked Porter

Pré-ZBF Festival 2010

ABV: 5.3% Origin: Heule, West-Vlaanderen Website:

Picobrouwerij Alvinne

The latest collaboration between the Alvinne “picobrewery” and beer writer, tour organiser and all-round personality Chris “Podge” Pollard is this beer intended primarily for the Chelmsford Beer Festival, a combination of Belgian flair and some decidedly local links to Podge’s Essex stomping […]