A spotlight on Jordan Childs and his start-up Shine Craft Vessel Company and their beautifully designed Wander and Rumble Growler.
Ayele Solomon is no stranger to mead. As a native of Ethiopia, where traditional honey wine called t’ej is ubiquitous. He started the Honey Wine Company to make mead that can make positive change in the environment and people of Ethiopia.
I recently finished reading a great little book on mead – and by finished, I mean only a couple hours after I started it. Overall its a solid account of the history and current consumption of mead, geared more toward a novice mead drinker but can be appreciated by experts as well.
The world’s most popular beverage throughout most of recorded history nearly died out after the Middle Ages but now counts as the smallest but fastest growing segment of the American alcohol beverage industry.
Here are the results of the 2014 Mazer Cup International Mead Competition which wrapped up March 22. Congratulations to all the winners and a big thanks to all those who entered. Keep creating and pushing the industry further!
Game of Thrones is an HBO TV series adapted from the fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. It takes place in the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros during medieval times. Until there is a specific mead made for the show, here is my suggestion for mead pairings for the Game of Thrones season premier.
GotMead.com was established in 1997 by Vicky Rowe, at a time when a relative few people were interested in mead. The site is now the primary resource for meadmaking and drinking.
This Mead Movement honors Rabbit’s Foot Meadery. Rabbit’s Foot was founded in 1995 by Michael and Maria Faul. Since then, their Mead has received many awards, including, most recently, a gold and silver in the Braggot category at the 2013 Mazer Cup.
Whether you are serving up beer, cider, mead, or wine, a growler is a great vessel to transport a nice helping of drink for you and a couple friends. Here is a list of some of the most interesting growlers available for purchase.
Part two digs into Bee Well’s successful kickstarter campaign to help their quest to bring locally sourced mead to Northern Michigan.