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Mead is no Longer Considered Wine in Washington State

Mead is no Longer Considered Wine in Washington State

OLYMPIA, Wash (AP) – Mead can now be sold and refilled in growlers from any place that already offers growlers for beer and cider. Governor Inslee has signed a bill that gives mead its own designation. Under the bill signed Friday, the mead sold in growlers must have an alcohol content equal to or less than 14 percent alcohol by ...

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Aesir Meadery of Everett, Washington Turns ‘Controlled Chaos’ into Blast of Flavor

Erik Newquist, owner and brewer at Aesir Meadery, is making a name for himself in the mead brewing business in Everett. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett meadery turns ‘controlled chaos’ into blast of flavor Victoria Buritsch-Tompkins The Herald Net EVERETT, WA — Erik Newquist’s first attempt to make mead was disastrous. Delicious, but disastrous. The owner of Aesir Meadery in Everett was an Oregon State University student at the time studying microbiology and chemistry while minoring in philosophy. When he and a friend came across ...

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[VIDEO] Superstition Meadery of Arizona Opens New Production Facility

Photo by Max Efrein. Carlos Bassetti, Superstition’s Head Mead Maker, uses a hydrometer to determine the amount of sugar in the mead.

Superstition Meadery: New production facility open (video) Owners plan to produce 100,000 gallons of product in 2018 By Max Efrein The Daily Courier In about eight weeks, the public will have the first opportunity to taste mead, a sweet alcoholic beverage made with honey, produced in Superstition Meadery’s new production facility. Last month, after nearly a year of construction, the ...

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Is Mead Stealing the Spotlight From Hard Cider?

Could Mead Steal the Spotlight from Hard Cider?

Could Mead Steal the Spotlight from Hard Cider? This old artisanal alcohol is finally generating buzz. By Carly Boers Chicago Magazine Seventeen years ago in Beverly, Greg Fischer opened Wild Blossom Meadery, Illinois’s very first mead-producing facility. Given Chicagoans’ love of craft beer and hard cider, he can’t figure out why it’s taken so long for them to embrace the ...

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