Cain's axe Dark Mild
This is disappointing news, as sales of mild nationally are showing a small amount of growth and many craft brewers have examples of the styles in their ranges. It's especially disappointing, as Cain's Dark Mild is a beer of some historic importance. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the Guinness stout sold on Merseyside, with its large Irish community, came from Dublin. In order to compete with Guinness and offer a cheaper alternative, brewers such as Cain's produced dark milds that had a roasted grain and bitter hop character that was radically different to the milds brewed elswehere in Britain.
Cain's Dark Mild will be replaced by Raisin Ale, which now becomes a regular member of the brewery's portfolio.