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Silver Hand Meadery of Williamsburg, Virginia – Meaderies Making a Comeback

21 & Up: Meaderies making a comeback

by Ashley Smith, WVEC

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WVEC) — Mead is not new at all, but its production nationwide has recently taken off.

Silver Hand Meadery in Williamsburg opened in November 2015 and says mead is also known as honey wine.

“We like to say it’s got the creativity of craft beer, but the elegance of wine,” said owner Glenn Lavender.

As its nickname suggests, instead of being derived from fermenting grapes, mead is created from fermenting honey. Lavender first learned about mead from fiction novels.

“If you read Beowulf, even the second sentence talks about the mead hall,” he said.

Lavender said you can make mead at home as well. “It takes about three pounds of honey per gallon to make mead.”

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