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    Friday, 6 June 2008

    My Mild May Experiences


    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:

    Hoggleys
    Conwy
    Great Orme
    Blackfriars
    Harveys
    Dark Star
    Alehouse
    Saltaire
    Naylors
    Magpie
    Funfair

    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.

    5 comments:

    Boak said...

    Re selling less mild; might have been the lovely weather we were having at the beginning of May? Certainly I preferred stuff that was light and had a refreshing bitterness. Young's bitter by the bucketload!

    Tandleman said...

    I had a pint of Young's Bitter yesterday. Bland beyond belief and as refreshing as sucking a Mars Bar.

    maeib said...

    I have to say, it's s beer I've never got on with either.

    Paul Garrard said...

    If it's good weather I wouldn't want to drink mild. I'm not a big fan of Youngs either.

    haddonsman said...

    I've actually found mild to be quite thirst-slaking. That was my excuse for yomping through several pints of Brampton Mild recently.