Mild Ale: History, Brewing, Techniques, Recipes (Classic Beer Style)
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 alcohol, and either rich in dark malt flavor or light and crisp with a touch of hop flavor and aroma. The recipes included offer a wide range of interpretations for a style that has unparalleled flexibility.