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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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Beer sellers: Scottish Real Ale Shop, Callander

The Lade Inn and Scottish Real Ale Shop, Kilmahog, Callander, Scotland

A couple of decades ago, a Scottish Real Ale Shop would have sounded like a preposterous joke. Though Scotland boasted notable historic brewing centres such as Alloa and Edinburgh, in the post-war period Scottish brewers moved further and faster with consolidation and the […]

Tryst Drovers 80/-

Beer sellers: Scottish Real Ale Shop; Top Tastings 2011

ABV: 4% Origin: Larbert, Falkirk, Scotland Website www.trystbrewery.co.uk

Tryst Drovers 80/-

Tryst is a strong candidate for the list of the most underrated breweries in the UK — I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad beer from this micro just outside Falkirk. The […]

Traditional Scottish Ales Lade Inn LadeBack

Beer sellers: Scottish Real Ale Shop

ABV: 4.5% Origin: Throsk, Stirling, Scotland Website: www.traditionalscottishales.com, www.theladeinn.com

Traditional Scottish Ales Lade Inn LadeBack

In 2003, the owners of the delightful Lade Inn in the Trossachs near Callander decided to add to the pub’s attractions by opening a microbrewery in an outbuilding, developing a range of own […]

Moulin Ale of Atholl

Beer sellers: Scottish Real Ale Shop

ABV: 4.5% Origin: Pitlochry, Perth & Kinross, Scotland Website: www.moulininn.co.uk

Moulin Brewery Real Ales Special Brews

From one of Scotland’s (and the UK’s) smallest and most scenically situtated breweries comes this bottle conditioned rarity in an intriguingly screen printed bottle. It’s from the village of Moulin, actually the […]

Highland (Swannay) Orkney Blast

Beer sellers: Scottish Real Ale Shop

ABV: 6% Origin: Swannay, Orkney, Scotland Website: www.highlandbrewingcompany.co.uk

Highland (Swannay) Orkney Blast

One of Britain’s most northerly breweries and one of its more ambitious, the Highland Brewing Company’s Swannay Brewery was established by Rob Hill, formerly with the Orkney Brewery, originally as a beer firm that contracted out […]

Orkney Dark Island Reserve

Beer sellers: Scottish Real Ale Shop Top Tastings 2009 (bottled 2007), Top Tastings 2011 (draught 2010)

ABV: 10% Origin: Quoyloo, Orkney, Scotland Website: www.orkneybrewery.co.uk

Orkney Dark Island Reserve

One of Britain’s northernmost breweries and one of Scotland’s strong collection of distinctive micros, Orkney was founded in a derelict schoolhouse by an Englishman in […]