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Hoggleys Mill Lane Mild

ABV: 4% Origin: Kislingbury, Northamptonshire, England Website

Originally published in BEER May 2007. For more bottled milds see previous post.

CAMRA North London tasting 2010

Hoggleys Mill Lane Mild

Meanwhile if Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby (see previous post) remains impossible to obtain, there are an increasing number of other good bottle conditioned milds […]

Thornbridge Alliance Strong Ale Reserve 2007

Top Tastings 2009

ABV: 11% Origin: Ashford-in-the-Water, Derbyshire, England Website:

Thornbridge is currently one of the most exciting and innovative breweries in Britain, complimenting a range of high quality cask ales with a selection of bottled specialities including fine India Pale Ales and Imperial Stouts and the unclassifiable dark honey beer Bracia. It […]

Hopshackle Historic Porter

Top Tastings 2009 The beer also featured in BEER May 2011 as part of a piece on the influence of different malts on beer flavour. See additional text below, and to read about other beers featured see Vale Black Swan.

ABV: 4.8% Origin: Market Deeping, Lincolnshire Website:


Nigel Wright’s Hopshackle brewery, […]

Batemans Booths Pour With Care

Originally published in What’s Brewing September 2003

Origin: Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, England ABV: 4.5 per cent Buy from Booths supermarkets

Batemans Booths Pour With Care

Booths, a regional supermarket chain in northwest England, offers an imaginative range of bottled beers, including bottle conditioned ales, that puts its national competitors to shame. The range is driven by […]