Artisan by trade, at the age of 23, I started brewing as another creative outlet. I enjoyed experimenting with different flavors and inventing excitingly unique recipes. However the ultimate reward was being able to share those creative and (hopefully) delicious beers with others.
Several years later, I found myself with two roommates who were gluten-intolerant. Unable to share my malt-based beverages, I searched for alternatives. After a little research, I discovered a very small subset of the homebrew community making mead. Delving deeper into the history, tradition and culture of honey wine, my passion shifted from beer to mead.
I found great beauty in the complexity of the honey. The medium provides a nice canvas on which to experiment with flavors, aromas and textures. I am also drawn to the intrinsic locality of craft meads.
Mead is arguably the oldest known fermented beverage, yet it is a relatively unexplored craft compared to wine or beer. The Meadist is a way to spread the enjoyment of drinking and making mead while growing the mead community through conversation and collaboration.
Bee different, Drink Mead
Like what I’m seeing already! You aware of the “Mead” community on FB? There are over 2,000 members! We are the Michigan Honey Festival & are happy to have a new mead competition this year! It has been 20 years since Michigan had a mead comp and are excited for the interest we have attracted!
Much good wishes to you on this venture!
Thanks for checking out the site Gary! Glad you like what you are seeing. I look forward to hearing more about the festival and competition. LEt me know if I can do anything to help promote it.
Thank you for this wonderful website!
Is there an area to ask fellow mead makers questions about techniques, problems, etc?
I don’t currently have that on my site, but you can head over to http://mead-makers.org and try out the forum.
Hello, my name Is Fred Einstein out of Chicago.
Where can I find the most current sales and revenue info
Concerning the mead category in the U.S.
Thank you in advance.
Who did your designs for the posters/shirts? I absolutely love them!
That was me. My day job is proportion design
Glad you like them!