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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


Back in black: living beer heritage in the West Midlands

The Birmingham conurbation is the latest British city to rejuvenate its beer scene under the ‘craft’ banner, albeit several steps behind the likes of Bristol, Leeds and Manchester. But this is a city that’s also particularly rich in living examples of beer and pub heritage, demonstrating that, though today’s beer may be novel in […]

Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby

ABV: 6% Origin: Sedgley, West Midlands, England Website:

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 […]