It's today that we remember The Haymarket Martyrs and start drinking pints of mild. Except my mild won't be ready until tomorrow, but to be honest I could do with a rest after the excesses of the weekend.
Mild is not a style of beer I drink that often, as outside of beer festivals you don't see it much round my way and in general I prefer bitter anyway. But mild certainly has its place, and I was pleased to see the excellent Oscar Wilde mild win Champion Beer of Britain.
I myself had a magic mild moment many years ago in the sampling room of Harveys brewery. The stuff was simply delicious. I'm looking forward to trying mine and if it even comes close I'll be happy.