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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


St Austell Proper Job

Great British Beer Festival Real Ale in a Bottle Bar 2006

ABV: 5.5% Origin: St Austell, Cornwall, England Website:

St Austell Proper Job

This Cornish interpretation of an old-fashioned IPA is a little light in alcohol to be true to the style, but very approachable and tasty. Dedicated to the 32nd (Cornwall) Regiment, […]

St Austell Admiral’s Ale

ABV: 5% Origin: St Austell, Cornwall, England Website:

A shorter version was originally published in BEER November 2008. For more smoky beers see previous post. See also Top Tastings 2008.

CAMRA North London tasting February 2010

St Austell Admiral's Ale

For a more subtle whiff of the bonfire (than Heller Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier […]

St Austell Smuggler’s Ale

Originally published in BEER June 2006 as part of a piece about beers in Asda supermarkets

ABV: 5 per cent Origin: St Austell, Cornwall, England Buy from: ASDA supermarkets

St Austell Smuggler's Ale

I’ve been drinking a lot of St Austell beers recently: a trip deep into the brewery’s territory to research a pub […]

St Austell Clouded Yellow

Originally published in What’s Brewing September 2004

Origin: St Austell, Cornwall, England ABV: 4.8 per cent Buy from Supermarkets, brewery’s pubs, mail order Website

St Austell Clouded Yellow

Clouded Yellow from St Austell, Cornwall’s only surviving traditional family brewery, must have one of Britain’s most evocative beer names. The clouded yellow is a […]