When traditional musicians get together to play Irish, Scottish or other Celtic music it is called a session. Coincidentally(?), session is also a word used to describe a beer that is low in alcohol, flavorful, balanced and highly drinkable. It should come as no surprise then that many of the best session beers come from the British Isles. One such beer is Cain's Dark Mild from Robert Cain brewery in Liverpool - a dark pouring, malty, slightly sweet, lightly hopped, relatively flat mild ale with a roast flavor.
|Cain's Dark Mild|
Cain's is fast becoming my beer of choice when attending the Rosie's jam. And just this Saturday I noticed that my local Ashland beer and wine store - The Caboose - has started carrying it in six-pack form. That was the first time I had ever seen it in a store, so I picked up a six-pack and am glad to report that I enjoyed it just as much out of the can as on tap! With its slightly sweet taste and low-alcohol content, Cain's provides fermented satisfaction without the wallop.