Mild beers have been satisfying quaffers for an extremely long time, and without a doubt the quality, consistency and variety of milds available now is better than ever. Continued use of raw ingredients from different parts of the world means many brewers can now acheive the drinkability of a mild while experimenting with different aromas and base flavours.
As with every year, a number of Castle Rock pubs (Bread & Bitter, Canalhouse, Horse & Plough, New Barrack Tavern, Poppy & Pint, Swan in the Rushes, Vat & Fiddle) will be featuring at least one mild on the bar at all times throughout the month and currently there are two Castle Rock milds available which we recommend you look out for. Black Gold is 3.8% very dark mild with a good bitter-sweet balance; there is a distinctive hop charater which adds a delicate fruity bitterness. Watson Fothergill is a 4.2% and dark brown in colour. The beer represents our take on the “modern mild”, using US hop variety Mosaic we believe we have created a beer mild in taste but big on citrus and tropical fruit aroma. Hurry though, Watson Fothergill is selling fast and when it’s gone it’s gone!
You can find more information about the CAMRA initiative and aims by visiting this page.