By Holley Simmons
June 18, 2015
The Washington Post
If Sean Simmons had his way, D.C. residents will soon be reaching for a pack of mead at their neighborhood liquor store.
The 23-year-old homebrewer is in the process of launching Mobius Meadery, his line of honey-based alcoholic beverages made in D.C. Also known as honey wine, mead dates back to 2000 B.C., and is common at Renaissance fairs.
Simmons began brewing mead at his home because it was easier to make than beer. Because mead is made from fermented honey rather than grains, producers don’t need to boil grains to extract sugar.
“I developed a taste for it,” Simmons says of his decision to keep making it. “And it doesn’t have as strong of a flavor as beer, so it lends itself to experimentation.”
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