- "Originally, in the 18th century, milds were a welcome and refreshing alternative to the more intense, darker beers usually offered to the urban workforce."
- "Mild isn't necessarily meek. Or dark. Or lightly-hopped even. All of those characteristics are 20th century innovations. We're going back to a proper Mild. Beers brewed when Queen Victoria was still a randy teenager."
The answer comment, is here.* Quote source for item one here.
*Excepting, of course, the "randy teenager" bit. I'm pretty sure Ron is speculating there.