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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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O’Hanlon’s Tesco Finest Bottle Conditioned Ale

O'Hanlon's Brewing Company Ltd

First published in BEER February 2008.

ABV: 5 per cent Origin: Whimple, Devon Website www.ohanlons.co.uk

[Note this beer may since have been discontinued.]

In the interests of variety and even-handedness I aim to avoid featuring the same brewer on this page more than once a year. Over […]

Allendale Best Bitter and Wolf

First published in BEER February 2008.

ABV: 3.8 and 5.5 per cent Origin: Allendale, Northumberland Website www.allendalebrewco.co.uk

Allendale Brewery beers

The small and remote riverside town of Allendale, just shy of Hadrian’s Wall, is home to one of England’s most youthful breweries. For brewer and co-founder Tom Hick it’s his first job since leaving […]

Farmer’s Ales Golden Boar

First published in BEER September 2007.

ABV: 5 per cent Origin: Maldon, Essex, England Website www.maldonbrewing.co.uk

Farmer's Ales (Maldon) Golden Boar

The Golden Boars were flying off the shelf at the Little Beer Shop just outside Norwich a couple of months back. While I nerdily checked my wants list I noticed two obviously regular […]

Corvedale Dark and Delicious

First published in BEER June 2007 as part of a piece about Threshers off licence chain’s Local Ale scheme. For more Threshers Local Ales see previous post.

ABV: 4.6 per cent Origin: Corfton,Shropshire, England Website www.suninncorfton.co.uk

Corvedale Dark and Delicious

It’s particularly gratifying that alongside several names familiar on supermarket shelves, the Threshers initiative […]

Three B’s Shuttle Ale

First published in BEER June 2007 as part of a piece about Threshers off licence chain’s Local Ale scheme. For more Threshers Local Ales see previous post.

ABV: 5.2 per cent Origin: Feniscowles, Lancashire, England Website www.threebsbrewery.co.uk

Three B's Shuttle Ale

Based on an industrial estate at the edge of Blackburn, Three Bs was […]

Teme Valley Wotever Next?

British Real Ale in a Bottle May 2010

ABV: 5% Origin: Knightwick, Worcestershire, England Website: www.temevalleybrewery.co.uk

Teme Valley Brewery

This beer featured as a British Real Ale in a Bottle on the bottled beer review page in the May 2010 issue of BEER magazine, sent free every quarter to CAMRA members, who can also […]

Redemption Urban Dusk

London Drinker Beer Festival March 2010

ABV: 4.6% Origin: London N17, England Website: http://urbanbrewer.blogspot.com/

Redemption Brewery, London N17 0XL

Andy Moffat’s Redemption Brewery in Edmonton is about as new generation as new generation London brewers can get, having first entered revenue earning service in January this year (2010). A former City bond trader and […]

Young’s Ruby Star

First published in BEER November 2006 as part of a piece about beers stocked by Tesco supermarkets.

NOTE: Production of Young’s beers has since been moved to Wells & Young’s in Bedford, though it appears Ruby Star is no longer brewed.

ABV: 5.5 per cent Origin: Wandsworth, London, England Website: www.youngs.co.uk

Young's Ruby Star

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Why Not Cavalier Red and Chocolate Nutter

First published in BEER October 2006 as part of a page marking the publication of the latest Good Bottled Beer Guide. For more beers featured on this page, see previous post.

ABV: 4.7 and 5.5 per cent Origin: Thorpe St Andrew, Norfolk, England Website: www.thewhynotbrewery.co.uk

Why Not Cavalier Red

Eastern England is becoming Britain’s […]

Durham Evensong

First published in BEER September 2006 as part of a page marking the publication of the latest Good Bottled Beer Guide. For more beers featured on this page, see previous post.

ABV: 5 per cent Origin: Bowburn, Durham, England Website: www.durham-brewery.co.uk

Durham Evensong

A particularly welcome (and, in my view, long overdue) innovation in […]