So, what were your experiences of mild month? I overheard a publican stating that he sold less mild in May than he does in a normal month. Is that his customers being deliberately awkward, and not drinking mild 'because CAMRA want them to'?
For my part I did make a point of drinking it whenever I saw it, including drinking quite a few at the Northamptonshire BF. The breweries whose milds I tried are:
It's not a massive list and I really should have done better but there was a good variety of milds in there from the light mild of Harveys to the warmed chocolate added to the cask by the Alehouse brewer at the last minute when he visited our festival.
Mild sold well during the festival and was being bought by all sorts if customer. I tried to push it to people who merely asked for a dark beer and it seemed to be appreciated. I don't think mild will die out as a beer style and that's one thing I reckon we've got CAMRA to thank for.