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Best Dark Mild?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by patto1ro, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. patto1ro

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    It really is, especially as today they brewed up the 1933 Whitbread DBA recipe from my book which will be served at the festival.
     
  2. TongoRad

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    Yards just doesn't get enough love around here- that sounds like an incredible event.

    Philadelphia, ftw!
     
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    Excellent. Thanks for the report. It is the rare U.S. "craft" brewer that can show such restraint. Happy to hear that their ranks are growing.
     
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    I look forward to drinking the 1933 Whitbread DBA at the April 6th festival.

    Cheers!
     
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    Well has to be the 1832 Truman XXXX mild, at 10.45ABV. home brewed of course... not seen much mild here, and I am not paying 5 bucks for 1 in Total wine. lol.

    from Ron's book of course.
     
  6. GreesyFizeek

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    Does Yards stuff ever make it up to NY? Seems like I would like a lot of their offerings, especially Brawler.
     
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    I never thought of Yards Brawler as a Dark Mild, it's more of a brown to my tases. I love the hell out of it tho!

    I like Wandering Star's offering and Barrier from Long Island makes a really nice one called Mollycoddle, I think. Real good if you can find it. They don't always brew it.
     
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    I only see Yards in PA and NJ. I find many of their beers enjoyable. Brawler was got me curious about the dark mild category because it is a perfect session beer.
     
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    There's a "find our beer" link on their website.
     
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    I couldn't stand it any more so drove out to the Belvoir Brewery for a couple of pints of their utterly gorgeous Dark Horse. Amazing for only 3.4% ABV.As it had only moved a few yards to the cellar it was as always in impeccable condition.
    A picture I've used before but what the hell...........and this wasn't sold to me as a pint.I took another inch off the beer and it was topped up.
    [​IMG]
     
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    It does not. Surprisingly, I rarely see Brawler offered in bars in Philly.
     
  12. patto1ro

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    According to the brewer, it's a Dark Mild. I'm not going to argue with him. It's not called that because, well, the name Mild is the kiss of death commercially.
     
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    I like New Albanian's Community Dark Mild Ale (3.7% ABV). I believe it's brewpub/kegs only, but I'd like for them to bottle it someday.
     
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    I know this is an older thread but i'm too excited to drink some Harvey's Dark Mild in Lewes this June. Can't believe I will have narrowly missed Mild in May...
     
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  15. patto1ro

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    It's a lovely beer.
     
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    Surly made a one off that was really fantastic.

    I also like Hockley's out of Canada, but it's a little more closer to porter than a mild I would say but certainly tastes like one to me. kind of an interesting one I thought.

    A local one around my parts is made by Mad Fox and it's called Mason's Dark Mild and it's one of my favorites.
     
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    Ron, have you tried the bottle version at all? I'm sure it's not quite the same but I would love to bring some back up to the frozen tundra that I have apparently decided to live in.
     
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