Got Mead?

August 11, 2010

Mead, like cider, is a growing industry. Check out Got This website has a plethora of information regarding mead, including meaderies, recipes, and other information. It is quite the website.

Some meaderies to check out and try:

You may have to go to a specialty beer or wine store to find mead, but also check the Port section in wine at in your local grocery store.

As far as finding honey to make mead, start with your local farmer’s market. Also, you might be able to find local honey via associations. For instance, Washington State Beekeepers Association is broken down into regional clubs. There is also a National Honey Board that has a Honey Locator website that lets you search by type of honey or by state.

One other thing I should mention about drinking mead or any alcoholic beverage with honey in it is that it gives horrible hangovers, so be careful with this stuff.


One Response to “Got Mead?”

  1. Very nice article. Really encourage folks to consider homebrewing mead, as it is easier than beer and wine, and is a great community of people.

    In regards to hangovers, we gently suggest 3 elements: 1) most hangovers are from over-consumption of any alcohol. Enjoy responsibly. 2) avoid alcohols with sulfites and tannins. These are strongly connected with headaches, nausea, and other health issues specifically for asthmatics and others. 3) all alcohol starts with sugar. honey is a different kind of sugar than fructose or the starches of beer. Mead will impact different people differently, but for those with gluten, sulfite, corn, tannin, etc… sensitivities it is a great option. It’s also a wonderful way to enjoy a wider variety of honey, fruits, spices, and creativity.

    Finally, honey is everywhere there are blossoms, so you can enjoy a very local beverage that reflects that indigenous plants of an area. Levi-Strauss says that mead brought us from nature to culture, and it’s our hope that mead will also bring us from culture back to nature with an appreciation of the role of bees in agriculture and working towards sustainable environmental practices so we can continue to enjoy eating and living.

    Think and Drink Local!

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