American Mild Month

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Velkyal
beers 322 º places 78 º 11:59 Mon 3/9/2015

Following the lead of the UK’s Campaign for Real Ale, I’ve decided to declare May as ’American Mild Month’.

I am working with Tom Cizauskas (Yours for Good Fermentables), and Lew Bryson is also supporting the project.

We already have about 20 breweries committed to producing a mild to have available in May, whether a classic English dark or pale mild, or maybe even an Americanisation of the style.

The website is www.mildmonth.com

The Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/AmericanMildMonth

The Twitter account is @MildMonthUS

 
joeneugs
beers 6371 º places 241 º 12:30 Mon 3/9/2015

Does Session IPA count?

 
Velkyal
beers 322 º places 78 º 12:35 Mon 3/9/2015

Tom and I had this discussion, and Session IPA is not a Mild.

Great news. I would love to see some Mild love outside the UK. Hopefully we will see some bottled versions making there way over here eventually.

Originally posted by joeneugs
Does Session IPA count?


Why would a session IPA be a mild?

 
Jow
beers 5853 º places 402 º 13:14 Mon 3/9/2015

Currently here in NYC 5 local breweries have milds out on taps that I can get this afternoon if I wanted.

Rockaway
Flagship
Sixpoint
Barrier
Dirck the Norseman

 
Velkyal
beers 322 º places 78 º 13:18 Mon 3/9/2015

Good to know!

 
joeneugs
beers 6371 º places 241 º 15:12 Mon 3/9/2015

Originally posted by SarkyNorthener
Originally posted by joeneugs
Does Session IPA count?


Why would a session IPA be a mild?

That was a bit tongue in cheek on my part.

Honestly though, I would love to see more darker Milds locally here in California. The few that I’ve had have been subpar, so it would take a lot for them to gain any kind of foothold in the land of hop bombs.

This is one I have liked:
http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/eagle-rock-solidarity/114780/

I’m very inexperienced as far as the style goes, but it seems like a key is getting a rich, creamy mouthfeel at such a low gravity. Most of the ones I’ve had have been thin, watery and used too much roasted malt. I’d love to get a rich, bready, fruity Mild around 3.5% on the regular.

 
MaxxDaddy
beers 415 º places 32 º 15:15 Mon 3/9/2015

Originally posted by Jow
Currently here in NYC 5 local breweries have milds out on taps that I can get this afternoon if I wanted.

Rockaway
Flagship
Sixpoint
Barrier
Dirck the Norseman



Dirck has Fisticuffs in a firkin as of yesterday. Glad we have so many places making milds here in NYC. I should really try more of them.

 
Travlr
beers 30303 º places 3522 º 15:21 Mon 3/9/2015

Mild was one of my go-to styles when I lived in the UK, so it would be great to see more of them. I’m definitely seeking out lower alcohol styles now that I’ve had my fill of 10% DIPAs and 15% Imperial Stouts.

Several local breweries have made good mild intermittently: Tröegs, Right Proper, Three Brothers, Brewer’s Alley and DC Brau (although DC Brau put one of theirs in a whiskey barrel, go figure). But none makes one regularly.
I’ve also had good milds from Jester King, Hair of the Dog (my top rated mild) and Surly.

Good effort, best of luck!

Originally posted by joeneugs
Originally posted by SarkyNorthener
Originally posted by joeneugs
Does Session IPA count?


Why would a session IPA be a mild?

That was a bit tongue in cheek on my part.

Honestly though, I would love to see more darker Milds locally here in California. The few that I’ve had have been subpar, so it would take a lot for them to gain any kind of foothold in the land of hop bombs.

This is one I have liked:
http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/eagle-rock-solidarity/114780/

I’m very inexperienced as far as the style goes, but it seems like a key is getting a rich, creamy mouthfeel at such a low gravity. Most of the ones I’ve had have been thin, watery and used too much roasted malt. I’d love to get a rich, bready, fruity Mild around 3.5% on the regular.




I thought it may have been tongue in cheek with your knowledge.

The best milds I have had are around the 6% mark.

A brewery in my local area produces this gem.

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/sarah-hughes-dark-ruby-mild/5113/

And this one from London

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/partizan-mild/213573/

They don’t have to be low abv and I think the higher abv may have a chance in the US.