May is Mild! – An Abridged History of Mild Ale

Each year in May, the Campaign for Real Ale coordinates a monthlong celebration of Mild. At one time Britain’s bestselling style, only to be driven to near-extinction, Mild Ale certainly has a story to tell... Mild rose to favour over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as pubs offered Mild Ale alongside Stale Beer at the bar front. The terms ‘Mild’ and ‘Stale’ originated from the 1500s, when hops were first imported for use in Read more >