As long as it isn’t that cloyingly sweet Chaucer’s, I like mead. It was originally made from honey, and I prefer those that are. The best meads seem to be homemade. Now you’ve made me long for mead, and there’s no way I’m willing to travel to B-B-Baltimore to have some.
I see that they also make Cider (another excellent thing to drink). Casemates ought to have a quick Friday sale with these fellows.
I love mead. I live in Michigan and never heard of the place you people are talking about in MD. We don’t have a lot of mead around here. There are more and more brewery’s opening that have started experimenting with it though so hopefully it will pick up.
I live a few minutes from a new place in Pittsburgh, Threadbare, that has been doing cider for a while and promised mead, but were aging it. They just tapped, and it is on the sweet side, not cloying, but not super dry. Their cider is DRY! DRY! DRY! but good. I was surprised at the mead. But I like mead. Makes me feel like a viking. And melomel is good too. But it makes me wonder when I mention to someone making mead with fruit, and I say “oh, melomel” and they have no idea what I’m talking about, how serious are they? But maybe I’m just being pedantic.
Love mead. I just bottled a batch with mixed berries (so technically a melomel rather than a true mead) a few days ago. We hope to get beehives in the next couple years, and that’s one of the things I plan to do with the honey.
Once at a convention in Toronto, I got to try some homemade mead brandy. Amazing stuff.
We have a great producer here called Prairie Rose Meadery in Fargo, ND! They actually recommend some of their mead to be used in cocktails, which really opened up my eyes for the use of mead! They ship nationwide if you’re interested…Prairie Rose Meadery