Old ales are strong, almost always dark ales that are sometimes known as strong ales. They are English in origin and range from the Eldridge Pope brewery’s famed Thomas Hardy’s ale, which
Written by Mikoli Weaver
Issue: December 1999
Often overlooked by its bigger, bolder, stout cousin; porter still has a loyal following. Find out the history and keys to brew one of its sub-styles, the American porter.
English mild has been around for hundreds of years, yet it can still be a difficult style to put a finger on. That may be due to no single characteristic jumping out of the glass or the fact it has undergone numerous iterations throughout history. An Englishman explains why those beyond the U.K. should be taking a closer look at the humble mild. Plus: Four mild clone recipes from the U.K.