|This Saturday August 1 is National Mead Day!
||[Jul. 29th, 2009|02:32 pm]
I Brew, Therefore I Am: Brew Beer, Wine, and Meade
Mead is a fermented beverage made form honey, and may very well be the oldest alcoholic beverage on Earth.
What is Mead Day?
Mead Day, organized by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA), is a national event to help increase camaraderie
(see What is Homebrewing?) and meadmakers
(see What is Mead?) and to introduce or reintroduce the meadmaking
Each year on the first Saturday in August,
homebrewers around the nation are encouraged to invite
non-brewing and brewing friends and family to celebrate
by making mead.
For more Mead information, visit Talisman Farm: Mead.
I'll be starting two small batches of mead this Saturday. First, will be a Mesquite and Prickly Pear mead. The other won't be a strict mead, but will be a mead recipe made using Agave Nectar in place of honey. Let me know if you're interested in joining in on the fun.
Mead Day Facts
2008 More than 950 people produced more than 820 gallons of mead at 54 sites in 29 states and Russia.
2007 More than 1,050 gallons of mead were produced at 51 sites by more than 500 meadmakers. There were Mead Day sites in 23 states, and in Canada, Australia, and Russia.