They say…

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


Those One Show recommendations in full…

The One Show

Tonight (Friday 19 August) I should be featured on the One Show on BBC One, talking about the resurgence of British brewing with One Show reporter, Observer restaurant critic and Brixtonian Jay Rayner.

They’ve also asked me to recommend some beers to match with particular foods, sticking as much as possible […]

Thornbridge Halcyon Green Hopped IPA 2009

ABV: 7.7% Origin: Ashford-in-the-Water, Derbyshire, England Website:

Thornbridge Halcyon Green Hopped IPA. Pic: Mark Dredge,

Peak District-based Thornbridge continues to demonstrate its world class credentials with its latest batch of special bottles. This limited edition of Halcyon, already an impressive India Pale Ale, was brewed during last year’s hop harvest and dosed […]

Thornbridge Bracia

Featured as a strong ale for winter in BEER November 2009. For more strong beers see previous post.

ABV: 9% Origin: Ashton-in-the-Water, Derbyshire, England Website:

Thornbridge Bracia. Pic by Andy of, used by permission.

Rising star of British craft breweries Thornbridge have an impressive range of unusual beers but perhaps this is […]

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 […]

Thornbridge St Petersburg Whisky Reserve 2006

Pré-ZBF Festival 2010 Top Tastings 2010 (Highland)

ABV: 8.8% Origin: Ashford-in-the-Water, Derbyshire, England Website:

Thornbridge Hall

Thornbridge are emerging as a world class new brewery, offering a solid range of excellent everyday beers but also knowing how to push at the boundaries of style while still retaining good taste and balance. Witness the […]

Thornbridge Alliance Strong Ale Reserve 2007

Top Tastings 2009

ABV: 11% Origin: Ashford-in-the-Water, Derbyshire, England Website:

Thornbridge is currently one of the most exciting and innovative breweries in Britain, complimenting a range of high quality cask ales with a selection of bottled specialities including fine India Pale Ales and Imperial Stouts and the unclassifiable dark honey beer Bracia. It […]