Commercial Mild Ale suggestions

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    jjsh

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    Hi All,

    As my present homebrew stocks are low, and may not recover in time for Christmas, I'm going to get a back up stash of commercial beer in. I'll get a nice mix of stuff, but I want a slab of Mild for supping. I love mild. So in the interests of research, I am drinking all the milds I can find before I make my bulk purchase, so can anyone add to my list? I'm looking for mainstream, readily available rather than craft / artisan / expensive, which will probably mean pasteurised / force carbed stuff I suppose.

    So far I have (beer / available from)

    Bank's Mild (ASDA / B&M - cans)
    Thwaits Dark Mild (Morrisons - cans)
    Rudgate Ruby (Morrisons - bottles)
    Wychwood Arrowaine (struggling to find this - any ideas?)
    Hook Norton - Hooky Mild (again, apart from the brewery, struggling to find this)

    Any other suggestions? Bottled / Canned mild seems a bit of a rare beast.
     
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    Sam Smiths do a mild as do Harvey's. I've only ever had them in their repective pubs on cask. Dont know whether you can get them in bottles
     
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    Sam Smith's actually do a light and a dark mild on keg, which is massive treat these days, but sadly don't bottle either. Thanks for the Harvey's suggestion - they also appear to do a dark and light mild, and bottle them - yay!
     
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    Look for Elgoods Black Dog Mild. It's delicious. They do it in bottles as I've just seen it on Amazon at a daft price. Might be better to mail order from the brewery.
     
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    Nice one! Looks like Waitrose stock that, so I might have a wash and scrub up and pop into my local one (which is 40 miles away, obviously, because we don't have posh shops like that round here!)
     

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