The festival is on Saturday and Sunday and all the 20 milds on offer will be served through pumps on the main bar. I spoke to Sam yesterday and although being coy about the actual make up of the festival list he did tell me that there are some festival specials, so expect offerings from Mallinsons and Goose Eye, plus some hard to find milds that have travelled from afar.
There will be a few light milds as well as the usual darker fayre and a range of strengths from the weak to the strong, but, as he said, it has not been possible to source any around the 4% range as they do not appear to be brewed at this strength apart from the champion beer of Britain, Rudgate's Ruby Mild.
So if mild is your thing, or you have an afternoon to spare, call in and see what the Rat has to offer.
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At the same time, Rob at the Shepherds Boy in Dewsbury is having a mild trail and showcasing several milds on the bar at the pub, and is well worth a call to see what a variety of milds are available.