"I asked myself, 'what does an English Mild with grain from here taste like?'"
That was Head Brewer Jon Simpson's never-ending question as he put together a complex local grain recipe for this truly traditional, low-ABV English ale.
For many years, Jon's wanted to brew a session mild brewed with 100% North Carolina malts, pursuing a broader passion: beers from around the world brewed with local and regional grains.
Now that Jon's advanced from Second Shift Brewer to Lead Brewer to Head Brewer, the vision has become reality:
"Mild is a traditional, well-regarded style in the U.K. that's seen a slight resurgence in the American craft beer market. It feels like the pendulum is swinging from over-the-top flavors to complex-but-well-crafted beers.
Milds may be low in alcohol but they're big in flavor, with notes of toffee, toast, and caramel. The flavors pack a big punch, but it's a true session beer.
Join us at the brewery tavern for a pint or two of 6:14 Southern Dark Mild, a traditional English mild brewed with 100% North Carolina malt from our friends at Riverbend Malt House and Epiphany Craft Malt. 16oz cans debut in the Triangle next week.
It's the average time an English person hits the pub, according to a fun, rather silly 2007 survey by SABMiller.
Jon's always wanted to brew a Mild. For over a decade, Sean's wanted to name a Fullsteam mild "6:14" as a nod to traditional pub culture.
So here we are. Both realizing our visions.
PLOW TO PINT
6:14 SOUTHERN DARK MILD
3.3% ABV, SRM 17