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Charm City Meadery - Mead, world’s oldest drink, sees newfound success

Mead, world’s oldest drink, sees newfound success

February 9, 2015
by Owen Fairclough
CCTV America

Mead is the world’s most ancient drink and considered the “nectar of the gods”, and it’s undergoing a revolution similar to craft beer in the U.S. CCTV America’s Owen Fairclough reported this story from Baltimore, Maryland.

It was brewing day at Charm City Meadworks, a meadery that uses honey to fuel what some say is a fastest-growing segment in the U.S. alcohol industry.

“It was overwhelming. We thought we were doing really well when we went to five-gallon buckets. It felt pretty big when we did our 100 gallon batches – this tank now is going to be a 300 gallon batch,” Andrew Geffken, co-founder of Charm City Meadworks said. “So it just keeps getting bigger and bigger and more and more honey.”

Co-founder James Boicourt got into beekeeping as a student and said making mead was a natural progression.

“There really wasn’t anything that I could find that was worth drinking, and what little there was was hard to find,” Boicourt said.

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