Thoughts on Mead

Mead is in all likelihood, the oldest fermented beverage known to man. Made by at least partially diluting honey with water and introducing yeast.
  1. 1.
    Like wine, the variations of mead are theoretically endless. This is due to the diversity of honey based on not just different species of honey bees, but the sources from which they draw nectar.
  2. 2.
    Like wine, the variations of mead are theoretically endless. This is due to the diversity of honey based on not just different species of honey bees, but the sources from which they draw nectar.
  3. 3.
    In addition to variations in honey, meads can be unique from one another based on desired styles. Cyser is a popular hybrid of mead and apple cider, metheglin is a spiced variety using herbs or spices with the explicit purpose of its medicinal properties.
  4. 4.
    In addition to variations in honey, meads can be unique from one another based on desired styles. Cyser is a popular hybrid of mead and apple cider, metheglin is a spiced variety using herbs or spices with the explicit purpose of its medicinal properties.
  5. 5.
    Mead is starting to come back into popularity. 10 years ago, there weren't even a dozen meaderies in the US. Today, there are over 300. For a long time, mead was subject to the renaissance fair, which isn't an insult, but it wasn't exactly appealing to society at large.
  6. 6.
    Mead is starting to come back into popularity. 10 years ago, there weren't even a dozen meaderies in the US. Today, there are over 300. For a long time, mead was subject to the renaissance fair, which isn't an insult, but it wasn't exactly appealing to society at large.
  7. 7.
    Luckily, the interest in hand-crafted alcohol is increasing by the day, and mead is no exception to this trend. There is an entire world of hand-crafted mead to be had!
  8. 8.
    Luckily, the interest in hand-crafted alcohol is increasing by the day, and mead is no exception to this trend. There is an entire world of hand-crafted mead to be had!