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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


Wells & Young’s Courage Imperial Russian Stout 2011

Top Tastings 2011

ABV: 10% Origin: Bedford, Bedfordshire, England Website:

Wells & Young's Courage Imperial Russian Stout 2011

Excitement rippled through the beer world in Autumn 2011 as one of Britain’s most historic beer brands made an unexpected return from the dead. Courage Imperial Russian Stout can trace its lineage back to the […]

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 […]

Wells & Young’s Young’s Champion Live Golden Beer

First published in BEER November 2007 as part of a piece about beers from Booths supermarkets. More Booths beers in previous post.

ABV: 5 per cent Origin: Bedford, Bedfordshire, England Website

Wells & Young's Young's Champion Live Golden Ale

Like many people I was sad to see Young’s quit Wandsworth but I’ve been […]