Not only was Barclay’s innovative in lager brewing, it was also one of the first breweries to start canning. And there was one beer where these two acts of daring combined: Sparkling Beer.
While it may sound like a style that could only be conceived in today’s genre-pushing beer world, Session Imperial Stout is nearly 100 years old.
England’s attempt to create a free market in beer led to an explosion of small, beer-only pubs—and the beginning of the end for Porter.
The history of Mild stretches back several hundred years, but why and when a dark version emerged has long been a mystery for beer historians.