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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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Mauldon's Black Adder

First published in BEER June 2007 as part of a piece about Threshers off licence chain’s Local Ale scheme.

ABV: 5.3 per cent Origin: Sudbury, Suffolk, England Website www.mauldons.co.uk

Threshers Local Ales: Alcazar Bombay Castle IPA, Mauldon's Black Adder, Three B's Shuttle Ale, Corvedale Dark and Delicious

A couple of decades back, home […]

Hoggleys Solstice Stout

A shorter version of this review was first published in BEER February 2010 as part of a piece about beers to taste with chocolate. For more beers tasted with chocolate, see previous post.

ABV: 5% Origin: Litchborough, Northamptonshire, England Website: www.hoggleys.co.uk

Hoggleys Solstice Stout

More intense still [compared to the Elmtree mild reviewed in […]

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 […]

Downton Chimera Dark Delight and India Pale Ale

ABV: 6% and 7% Origin: Downton, Wiltshire, England Website: http://www.hampshirebrewery.com/

Originally published in BEER, February 2007

CAMRA North London tasting February 2010 (IPA only)

Downton Chimera Dark Delight and India Pale Ale

As sharp-eyed readers will have noticed, this page has for some time carried an open invitation for beer suggestions by email, all […]

Wye Valley Dorothy Goodbody’s Wholesome Stout

ABV: 4.6% Origin: Stoke Lacy, Herefordshire, England Website www.wyevalleybrewery.co.uk

Originally published in BEER October 2007 as part of a review of that year’s Champion Bottle Conditioned Beer of Britain winners. For more see previous posts.

Wye Valley Dorothy Goodbody's Wholesome Stout

Wye Valley is another name well-known to fans of British RAIB, especially for […]

Titanic Stout

ABV: 4.5% Origin: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England Website www.titanicbrewery.co.uk

Originally published in BEER October 2007 as part of a review of that year’s Champion Bottle Conditioned Beer of Britain winners. For more see previous post.

CAMRA North London tasting February 2010

Titanic Stout

With its joint silver medal, Titanic Stout secured a place in […]

O’Hanlon’s Original Port Stout

ABV: 4.8% Origin: Whimple, Devon, England Website www.ohanlons.co.uk

Originally published in BEER October 2007

O'Hanlon's Original Port Stout

Lovers of the darker side of brewing had cause to smile at the results of this year’s Champion Beer of Britain competition – not only did a dark mild emerge as supreme champion among the cask […]

Jolly Brewer Suzanne's Stout

ABV: 3.5% Origin: Wrecsam, Cymru Website: www.jollybrewer.co.uk

A shorter version was originally published in BEER November 2008. For more smoky beers see previous post. Top Tastings 2008. A shorter version also published on facebook January 2009.

Jolly Brewer

Roasted unmalted barley lends an unmistakeable sharp roasty bite to Irish-style dry stouts. A distinctive example […]

Atlantic Blue and Red

First published in BEER March 2007

ABV: 4.8 and 5 per cent Origin: Newquay, Cornwall Buy from: Local outlets, specialists Website: www.atlanticbrewery.com

Atlantic Blue, Red and Gold

Meanwhile, Britain’s other Celtic peninsula is providing ever richer pickings for the beer connoisseur [see previous post reviewing two Welsh beers], with one of our few remaining […]

Cropton Two Pints and Scoresby Stout

Originally published in BEER April 2006 CAMRA North London tasting 2010

ABV: 4 and 4.2 per cent Origin: Cropton, North Yorkshire, England Buy from: Local Tesco, specialists Mail order: 01751 417330, www.croptonbrewery.com

Cropton Two Pints

From Jacobite Ale [see previous post] to a brewery offering a beer called King Billy might once have seemed […]