Best Dark Mild?

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  1. patto1ro

    patto1ro Zealot (526) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    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

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,366) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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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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  3. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,044) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina
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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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  4. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,545) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    I look forward to drinking the 1933 Whitbread DBA at the April 6th festival.

  5. azorie

    azorie Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    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

    GreesyFizeek Poo-Bah (5,459) Mar 6, 2013 New York
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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.
  7. ceeg

    ceeg Initiate (148) Dec 16, 2010 New York

    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.
  8. socon67

    socon67 Poo-Bah (1,692) Jun 18, 2010 New York

    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.
  9. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (3,451) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    There's a "find our beer" link on their website.
  10. marquis

    marquis Crusader (775) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    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.
  11. HRamz3

    HRamz3 Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2010 Pitcairn

    It does not. Surprisingly, I rarely see Brawler offered in bars in Philly.
  12. patto1ro

    patto1ro Zealot (526) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    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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  13. bluejacket74

    bluejacket74 Poo-Bah (4,403) Jul 4, 2005 Ohio
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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.
  14. wesbray

    wesbray Disciple (355) Feb 29, 2012 Alberta (Canada)
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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

    patto1ro Zealot (526) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    It's a lovely beer.
  16. imbibehour

    imbibehour Poo-Bah (6,534) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
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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.
  17. wesbray

    wesbray Disciple (355) Feb 29, 2012 Alberta (Canada)
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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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