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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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Beers for summer outdoor eating

First published in BEER August 2008.

One of the pleasures of good weather is al fresco dining, but discerning beer drinkers needn’t feel they have to reach for the bottles of bubbly or, even worse, haul a slab of the amber nectar for from the fridge. Bottle conditioned beers can be subtle, sophisticated and robustly […]

Woodforde’s Nelson’s Revenge

A shorter version of this review was first published in BEER August 2009 as part of a piece about beers for summer outdoor drinking, featuring this beer under its rebadged Norfolk Bitter label for Marks and Spencer. For more summer beers, see previous post.

The beer also featured in BEER May 2011 as part of […]

Hop Back Taiphoon

A shorter version of this review was first published in BEER August 2008 as part of a piece about beers for summer outdoor drinking. For more summer beers, see previous post.

ABV: 4.2% Origin: Downton, Wiltshire, England Website: www.hopback.co.uk

Hop Back Brewery

From this Wiltshire micro’s well distributed portfolio of bottle conditioned beers comes […]

Kingstone Gold and Organic Gold

A shorter version of this review was first published in BEER August 2008 as part of a piece about beers for summer outdoor drinking.

ABV: 4% Origin: Tyndyrn, Sir Fynwy, Cymru Website: www.meadowfarm.org.uk, www.kingstonebrewery.co.uk

Kingstone Gold

Originally established in 2005 at Kinsons Farm, Gwenffrwd (Whitebrook) nearby, this small brewery moved two years later to […]

Thornbridge Jaipur and Saint Petersburg

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.

Jaipur was also featured in BEER August 2008 as part of a piece about beers for summer outdoor drinking and in the Beer Sellers […]

Bartrams Marld

Originally published in BEER May 2006. Also featured in BEER August 2008 as part of a piece about beers for summer outdoor drinking.

For more milds see previous post.

ABV: 3.4 per cent Origin: Rougham, Suffolk, England Buy from: Specialists, local farmers’ markets Website www.bartramsbrewery.co.uk

Bartrams Marld

I first encountered Marc Bartram’s beers a […]