These kits include all grains, hops, and yeast needed to brew the recipe according to the instructions found in CAMRA’s Essential Home Brewing book.
Twisted Barrel – Beast of a Midlands Mild
Founded in 2014, Coventry-based Twisted Barrel described itself as the UK’s first pico-brewery with a tiny brew length of just 60 litres, producing just 120 bottles per batch and selling them to a local bottle shop. It has expanded twice since then, and now brews 1000 litres at a time across a wide range of styles – from traditional, such as their Beast of a Midlands Mild, to vibrant modern New England-style IPAs and fruit beers. Their on-site taproom, located alongside other creative businesses in Coventry’s FarGo Village, has become a popular local destination and allows them to serve their beer at its freshest.
As one of the five core beers produced year round, the very popular Beast of a Midlands Mild is a traditional Midlands style mild, made using a complex variety of malts to provide a rich, textured backbone that belies its minimal strength. The addition of vanilla pods (not included) provides a creamy finish and aroma.
NOTE: This recipe requires a vanilla pod, which is not included in the kit
Every effort is made to match the brewery recipe precisely, but at times it maybe necessary to change some of the listed ingredients on the recipe to alternatives due to seasonality or availability, but in all cases we do our best replace with something that won’t impact on the overall taste and flavour of the beer.