Hey Meadist readers!
My name is Casey and it’s been about 2 years since I started drinking mead.
…Wow, it feels really good to get that off of my chest.
As a new contributer for The Meadist, I’ll be posting some articles over the next couple of weeks giving you guys some of my background as well as reviews and updates, all of that good stuff. With this article I’ll give you the beginning of the beginning.
As I said my interest in mead started about two years ago when a former boss of mine you may know, the original meadist, brought a wide selection into the office. Like many fantasy readers I had heard of the stuff before but the genre doesn’t always offer the most enticing descriptions (looking at you Neil). Though I cant remember specifically which mead i was given, i remember the dark purple in the glass topped with a light, pink head. The smell of blueberries and light floral notes which lead to what started as a sweet taste but had some acidity to balance it. At that point I was hooked. (Editors note: Casey’s gateway mead was Superstition’s Marion)
My journey has progressed in many ways since then. I’ve been working on not only expanding my tastes but have started a number of projects including attempting to make my own mead as well as basing my senior thesis around the subject. My next couple articles are going to address the latter, give you guys a quick rundown of my education as well as how i spent two semesters on mead!
Also I Hope you all enjoyed a photo of my dog Willow, who has recently started accompanying me on this wonderful road.
If you too want to contribute to the Meadist/Mead maker/Mead Drinker community – get in touch on the contribute page.