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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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Ska Steel Toe Working Class Milk Stout

Ska Steel Toe Working Class Milk Stout

Top Tastings 2012

ABV: 5.4% Origin: Durango, Colorado, USA Website: www.skabrewing.com

With my soft spot for the smarter and sharper side of mid-1960s music and fashion and its later revivalist derivatives, I was intrigued to find a Colorado craft brewery calling itself Ska and borrowing its imagery […]

Le Brewery Odo

Le Brewery Odo

Top Tastings 2012

ABV: 6.6% Origin: Joué du Bois, Orne, France Website: www.le-brewery.com

I know of several expatriate Brits involved with small breweries in France – an interesting country for beer at the moment as a new international craft brewing sensibility is supplementing and reinventing established regional styles. Steve Skews is […]

Keegan Mother’s Milk

Beer sellers: Bierkraft

ABV: 6% (not officially declared) Origin: Kingston, New York, USA Website: www.keeganales.com

Keegan Mother's Milk

Located in a building from the early 1800s in the former capital of New York state, the Keegan Ales plant previously enjoyed a life as the Woodstock brewery. This closed in 2001 and was simply abandoned […]

Left Hand Milk Stout

Beer sellers: Cerveteca

ABV: 6% Origin: Longmont, Colorado, USA Website: www.lefthandbrewing.com

Left Hand Milk Stout

A typical US craft brewing success story in one of North America’s fine beer heartlands, Colorado, Left Hand first brewed commercially in 1994, on the initiative of home brewer Dick Doore and his old friend Eric Wallace. Its original […]

Hofbrouwerijke hofblues

Top Tastings 2008. A shorter version appeared on facebook January 2009.

ABV: 5.5% Origin: Beerzel, Antwerpen, Vlaanderen Website: www.thofbrouwerijke.be

't Hofbrouwerijke hofblues

Hobby brewer Jef Goetelein dipped his toes into commercial brewing as a hirer of other brewers’ kit. In 2005, frustrated with this arrangement, he set up on his own “little farmyard brewery”, […]