Classic Beer Style Series: Mild Ale
History, Brewing Techniques, Recipes
by David Sutula
No longer are mild ales confined to the small towns of England. Once a
designation for an entire class of beers, mild ale now refers to a beer
style some describe as the "elixir of life for the salt of the earth".
Mild is a beer that can be at once light or dark, very low or very high
in alcoholo, and either rich in dark malt flavor or light and crips with
a touch of hop flavor and aroma. The recipes included offer a wide
range of interpretations for a style that has unparalleled flexibility.
The Classic Beer Style Series from Brewers Publications examines individual world-class beer styles, covering origins, history, sensory profiles, brewing techniques and commercial examples.