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