A "NEAD" FOR MEAD

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By Dylan Whitsett

With shows like Game of Thrones and Vikings, and video games like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, mead is a very popular beverage, with a lot of love given to it it many forms of media. It's only natural that we have seen increased interest in this ancient beverage.

Mead is one of the most ancient brews ever concocted by humans, and traces of it have been found in ruins of all the cradles of civilization. Europe, Japan, China, India, the Middle East, all the Americas, and of course, Africa.

The regional variants aside, all these meads have shared one very important ingredient: honey.

Here at Colonial, we have several types of mead, and I have some favorites. Dansk Mjod Viking Blod is a traditional mead from Denmark. It's made with hibiscus, which adds a pleasant floral and fruity aspect, and hops, which helps to cut down on sweetness.

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Another personal pick is Chaucer's Mead, which comes with mulling spices! A perfect winter time treat, this mead can be enjoyed at any temperature, from ice cold to as hot as a cup of tea. It all depends on your personal preference, and Chaucer's Mead is a nostalgic favorite of mine.

The Sap House Meadery is also very fun! Sap House makes several flavors: blueberry,  maple, vanilla bean, and dry traditional. Sap House has a flavor to fit your own "Mighty Mead Nead." 

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Check out this poster from Sap House Meadery that illustrates what exactly goes into each and every bottle of Mead that they make.

Click to expand. Image courtesy of Sap House Meadery.