He said black ale, not stupid named rip off of an east coast style ale. That "Cascadian Dark Ale" crap can take a hike.
There's some pretty decent looking 1554 clone recipes kicking around somewhere...can't seem to find them at the moment.
Sorry Bluesman, no hostility towards you, I just hate that whole "Cascadian Dark Ale" business....
Why so hostile? It's just beer.