May is Mild Month
CAMRA promotes Mild throughout May.
This year we are asking the active CAMRA branches to encourage at least one pub in their area to stock at least one Mild during May for the local pub-goers to try.
We would also encourage non-active members to speak to their local licensees to see if they would be willing to try some Milds during May.
We have produced a pack which contains promotional material to support Mild Month. You can order you pack online here.
What is mild?
Milds are black to dark brown to pale amber in colour and come in a variety of styles from warming roasty ales to light refreshing lunchtime thirst quenchers. Malty and possibly sweet tones dominate the flavour profile but there may be a light hop flavour or aroma. Slight diacetyl (toffee/butterscotch) flavours are not inappropriate. Alcohol levels are typically low.
Pale milds tend to have a lighter, more fruity aroma with gentle hoppiness.
Dark milds may have a light roast malt or caramel character in aroma and taste.
Scottish cask beers may have mild characteristics with a dominance of sweetness, smooth body and light bitterness.
Original gravity: less than 1043
Typical alcohol by volume: less than 4.3%
Final gravity 1004 – 1010
Bitterness 14 – 28 EBU
The Dog and Bone on John Street has been selected as the Lincoln CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year for 2014. The selection process started with a vote by local CAMRA members. Then five judges visited the pubs that topped the poll to assess the quality of the beer, the atmosphere, service, community focus and value for money. The other finalists were Lincoln’s Strugglers Inn and Jolly Brewer, and the Dambusters Inn at Scampton.
The Dog and Bone is a hidden gem among the old terraced houses off Monks Road. It is a thriving community local run, since February 2013, by enthusiastic husband and wife team, Chris and Sarah Sorrell. Above the bar is a collection of old valve radios and paraphernalia that always sparks discussion, and the pub’s board games are popular and well-used. The walls display works from local artists, and the wonderful garden is an oasis of calm. On the bar are five real ales and two handpull ciders. The pub belongs to Batemans so beers from this long-established, Lincolnshire family brewery feature, along with interesting guest ales.
Lincoln CAMRA chairman, Aaron Joyce, said, “To win Pub of the Year after just twelve months in charge is a fantastic achievement by Chris and Sarah. They’ve taken this great little community pub up to another level.”
The Dog and Bone now goes forward to the Lincolnshire round of the competition, where it will be up against the winners from the Gainsborough, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Louth, Grantham and Fenland branches.