- Sep 26, 2015
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- Baltimore, MD
My daughter has lived in England for 12 years and I visit there about 2-3 times per year. Bitter and milds are my favorites, but the influence of American hops has exploded over the last few years. Still love to find a Taylor's on cask in the vicinity of her home, most often Landlord. Was lucky enough last spring to find a pub with a freshly tapped cask of Boltmaker as well. Another highlight of my visits was the Fuller's tour (pre Asahi) which ended in the cellar below the brewery where the guide freely pulled samples for about 30 minutes.We even have that here in England with mild ales. If you call a beer a mild it doesn't sell. So breweries call them something else. So in Manchester we have Hydes Black and Holts Black. Both dark milds obviously.
But has anything better than English Bitter ever emerged form England?! I've hit my 60s and it's been my favourite English thing ever since I was a teenager.
What's your favourite thing to have come out of England?!
Like @Miraculix I like English and American pale ales and alternate between them but my American pale ales are mostly like English bitters with US hops, and around 4 to 4.5%. And I often use a blend of English and US hops in these beers, it works great for me.