We've had the stouts and we've had the dubbels. And this Friday the third in the beerapalooza of a monthly series called "The Session" will focus on milds. Jay will be host over at Brookston Beer Bulletin and he has posted a great introduction to the style there today.
Trouble is, I can't find any. Look at Lew's post of yesterday. He pops in a bar near State College PA and, whammo, he's got a half-pint of mild in his mitt. And look what Stonch wrote yesterday as well: down the pub, drinking a good 3.6% mild and then taking in a little opera. Me? I never got around to bottling my own in time. Plus I haven't had a Southern Tier Mild, the rarer pale version, since the fall of 2004 and the nearest one to me now is two and a half hours to the west. So I will have to improvise - perhaps with an odd bird of a beer at the back of the stash, a 4% Dunkle Weizen from Saint Arnould of Mont-Trembrant Quebec that I picked up at Marche Jovi a few months back...unless I can find something else quick as only 1/4 of BAers give it a thumbs up. Yikes. I need help and Friday's coming fast.