Get Wild about Mild!
May in Mild Month again and National Mild Day will be the 7th May
CAMRA is again organising a variety of events to celebrate
this fantastic beer style and in previous years many pubs and breweries have joined in.
The Cambridge Branch's main contribution is to offer a wide selection
of Milds at the 32nd Cambridge Beer Festival.
Mild doesn't mean "weak": it means "not bitter". Most Milds are indeed of low gravity, but the
most important characteristic of this style is that is has a low proportion of hops.
So it is rounder, normally slightly sweeter, and distinctly less bitter on the palate
and in aroma than more highly hopped bitters.
This traditional style of beer, dating back over 400 hundred years, has disappeared from many
pubs and is in danger of becoming extinct in certain areas of Britain. For the last few years,
CAMRA has chosen May in which to focus on promoting Mild.
Publicans and brewers
Publicity material is available for free from CAMRA:
Please contact Samantha Jones at CAMRA HQ for any of those materials.
The Branch tries to keep up with the comings and goings in pubs stocking Mild.
Here's a list of pubs known to us as of March 2005 as stocking Mild some or all of the time.
- Mild leaflet
- Mild poster
- advice sheets about Mild and ideas for Mild events
- Cambridge Blue (Elgood Black Dog, occasional guest Mild)
- Carlton Arms (guest Mild)
- Free Press (Greene King XX Mild)
- Green Dragon (Greene King XX Mild)
- Jenny Wren (Greene King XX Mild)
- Kingston Arms (guest Mild)
- Live & Let Live (guest Mild)
- Portland Arms (Greene King XX Mild)
- Six Bells (occasional guest Mild)
- Great Wilbraham
- Carpenters Arms (GK Mild)
- Red Lion (Elgood Black Dog)
- Waggon & Horses (Elgood Black Dog)
- Three Tuns (Greene King XX Mild)
ALE Spring 2005 No. 317
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