In this episode, our resident Brit Nigel brought back a haul of beer brewed in England including a series of Golden Ales, Milds, Christmas Ales, and Winter Warmers. Tonight we focus on half of that haul and talk about BJCP category 12A British Golden Ale and the far too uncommon category 13A - Dark Mild. Plus, we also had our local BJCP Grandmaster Judge, James Lallande, back in studio to help! So, we want to give a big thanks to Nigel for all the effort he went to bringing home a set of beers from the source so we could help educate you about the styles.
It's almost impossible to find a good example of the British Golden Ale here in the states and based on our experiences and what James has encountered in the judging of many competitions, it's tough to judge the style correctly without having tried a good example. So, here we get to really dive into some real examples and get a feel for the style. But we start with the Dark Mild, a style that has a great amount of character, yet seems to be dying out as far as what you can get and what is brewed both professionally and in home breweries. So, we really hope that this episode delivers the info you need to give a shot to both of these fantastic types of beer!
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