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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


Cool runnings: beer serving temperature and flavour

Taking beer’s temperature: warm or cool?

The piece below was first published in Beers of the World magazine issue 13, July 2007, and was my first proper feature piece to appear in a ‘newsstand’ title. It’s subsequently been reprinted with my permission in a couple of other places. Although I’d probably write it slightly […]

Robinson’s Old Tom Strong Ale

First published in BEER December 2006 as part of a page about strong beers. See previous post for more strong beers.

ABV: 8.5 per cent Origin: Stockport, Manchester, England Website:

Robinson's head brewer Chris Hellin with Old Tom Strong Ale. Photo: Tony Carter.

The Unicorn brewery, in the former hat-making town of Stockport […]