I believe that “next month’s session will be done on time” was the quote from last month’s session? What’s even worse … I can’t lie and throw down the perfectly believable excuse of having a hard time finding milds here in Bend, OR. I had just gone off about my recent trip to Seattle where I purchased several Milds for the occasion. Whatever … time for The Session.
As stated above, this month’s Session is The Mysterious Misunderstood Mild This time I’m off to the CAMRA site for reference. They describe a Mild as mostly focussed on malt flavors. Most beers in this category fall in the low alcohol ranges of 3.1% – 3.8% ABV. Hops are typically not the focus here. The BJCP guidelines has this style as a subsection of the English Brown Ales to give you an idea of where they fall in their breakdown of beer styles. [Read more…]