If Clark Kent Were A Beer Style
English mild ales are anything but mild. Think of this style of beer more like Clark Kent, an unassuming reporter at the Daily Planet just waiting to rip off his shirt and don his cape at the first sign of trouble. Don't be fooled. There is an unsung hero in every one of these malt-forward, sessionable beers! 💯
A British style that originated in the 1700s, mild ales originally just meant any beer that was sold "young." Actually, the OG mild ales had nothing to do with the ABV of the beer. Today, this quintessential, historic beer is defined by roasty, toasty notes from various malts. A heavy focus on grains means this style typically clocks in at around only 3% ABV. Are English mild ales perhaps the old-world equivalent of a single-hop pale ale? Either way these beers are perfect for those days at the pub with your mates.
Drinking Socially podcast hosts Harrison Hickok and Jon Dispenza are pretty great mates. So, they're raising a modern mild ale called Brawler from Yards Brewing Co. as they dig into the history of this beer while working on the "Mild Mannered" badge.
To earn this badge, drink five different beers with the style of English Mild Ale. Try five more for Level 2!
Fancy a cuppa? Well, go drink a bloody English Mild Ale! (And yes, we are fully aware cuppa typically refers to tea. Just go with us here!).
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