Mild in May

A dimpled glass of dark beer on a wooden table

Every May CAMRA celebrates ‘Mild May’, an initiative to celebrate the beer style mild, which has become less popular and recently under threat of extinction.

Mild is a beer style developed in the 18th to 19th centuries. It’s slightly sweeter and less aggressively hopped than porter. Most mild is around 3% to 3.5% ABV, though a number of brewers produce stronger milds that are more true to the earlier style.

Mild is usually dark brown in colour, although lighter versions also exist. They tend to have a rich malty aroma and taste, with flavours of dark fruit, chocolate, caramel, and coffee, with a gentle underlying hop bitterness.

Here’s a pdf of the mild we’ve ordered for this festival. Enjoy!