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Celebrate a Mild with beer expert Des De Moor

Beer expert and author Des De Moor will be leading a tasting of the beer style Mild in CAMRA’s virtual pub The Red (On)Lion on Tuesday 9 June at 6pm.

Des de Moor is one of the UK’s top beer experts, the author of London’s Best Beer, Pubs and Bars and a regular contributor to CAMRA’s BEER magazine. As an accredited Beer Sommelier, Des is a sought-after beer judge in both Britain and abroad.

Des will talk about the Mild style’s fascinating history, deal with a few myths and of course invite you to taste some great contemporary examples. Participants do not need specific beers to join in, but we recommend trying to find at least some examples from the list below.

The event is free to attend but limited to the first 50 people. To save a place, visit: https://theredonlion.co.uk/bar/join/Make-Mine-Mild

Des De Moor said: “At its best, mild is a balanced, refreshing, easy-drinking, malt-forward beer style that delivers enormous flavour and character, usually at a modest alcoholic strength. Once the default English beer style and the alcoholic beverage of choice for most of the country’s industrial workforce, it’s struggled for decades with an old-fashioned, ‘cloth cap’ image. But with shifting taste and new interest from younger brewers, it might just be poised for a comeback.”

Suggested beers to pick up: 

Standard bottled milds from established brewers(Note few of these are bottle conditioned)

  • Elgood’s Black Dog (3.6%)
  • Greene King XX Mild (3%)
  • Harvey’s Dark Mild (3%)
  • Holdens Black Country Mild (3.8%)
  • Hook Norton Hooky Mild (2.8%)
  • Rudgate Ruby Mild (4.4%)

Contemporary and stronger milds 

  • Boxcar Dark Mild (3.6%, can)
  • Beerblefish Impy Mild (7.1%)
  • Leeds Midnight Bell (4.8%)
  • North/De Molen XXXX Mild (8.5%, one-off special but worth it if you find it)
  • Redwillow Chevalier Mild (4.6%, can)

There are new and exciting virtual events every week at the Red (On)Lion. Check out future events – or add and advertise online events here: theredonlion.co.uk/events