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**STOP PRESS** WEST SUFFOLK CAMRA Pub of The Year awards take place this month - see DIARY page for more info

 May calandar for Mild May

MAY is MILD month

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

Why not try a drop of MILD next time you call in your "Local" and, if its not available, why not ask your landlord if he/she can obtain some, it MAY surprise you!!!

For a list of some of the Milds produced locally and from around the country click here
For more on Mild and its history click here

CAMRA promotes responsible drinking. More information about drinking safely can be found on Healthy Suffolk website by clicking here



Walk No. 1 Thurston-Pakenham-Thurston

This easy circular walk takes you through varied Suffolk countryside and villages and past three real ale pubs.
What more excuse do you need?
For more information see Pub Walks page or click here


We hope you had a great time at our 27th Bury St Edmunds East Anglian Beer and Cider Festival which, judging from the feedback received so far, was very well received and enjoyed by over 4000 people. One intrepid visitor from that dark and mysterious place they call The Fens certainly did, you can read his blog here here

Help us to make the 28th running of this event even better by taking a moment to complete the online survey below about your experience of this years festival.

Click here to take a very brief online survey

Thank you and see you 1st to 4th May next year.


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Website last updated 3rd May 2018