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This Modern Meadery Is Making Honey Wine Hip — With Hops

"What will get people to try our mead? If we can make it closer to a beer, that might help," says Andrew Geffken, co-owner of Charm City Meadworks in Baltimore, Md. Morgan McCloy/NPR

by Carolyn Beans National Public Radio You may know mead — an ancient alcoholic beverage made from water, honey, and yeast — as a drink that’s popular among Renaissance fairgoers and Game of Thrones fans. Meadmaker Andrew Geffken is on a mission to add another group to that list: the average beer drinker. At Charm City Meadworks in Baltimore, Md., ...

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Mead staged to make a quite literal historic comeback

Mead staged to make a quite literal historic comeback

Hyattsville Life & Times February 8 2016 BY SCARLETT SALEM — The meteoric rise of craft brews over the past few years has laid the groundwork for a return of mead, which may arguably be the world’s oldest alcoholic drink. And while it has gained traction nationwide and is set to storm the Washington, DC, region, most people have never ...

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Alumnus brews mead for the modern age

Charm City Meadworks is brewed and bottled in Baltimore, Maryland. The brewery offers nine varieties of mead ranging in flavors from cinnamon to rosemary and alcohol percentages from 6.9 to 12 percent. The mead is available in bottles, cans and even kegs.

by Maddy Bonnabeaux, Correspondent North Carolina State University The Technician The refreshing drink of the Vikings is creating a buzz, and it’s outside of Renaissance fairs. Mead, one of the oldest drinks in the world, is making a comeback. Coined as the “nectar of the gods,” the fermented drink is created by adding water and yeast to honey. When infused ...

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This centuries-old drink isn’t just for Renaissance festivals anymore

Baltimore’s Charm City Meadworks, which launched last year, sells its products in bottles and cans, on tap and at bars in the Washington area. (Deb Lindsey/For The Washington Post)

By Fritz Hahn November 16 at 8:30 AM Washington Post Mead, the fermented honey beverage swilled by Vikings, medieval royalty and costumed Renaissance festival fanatics, is undergoing a mini-revival right now, showing up at high-end neighborhood grocery stores, on tap at cool beer bars and, maybe, your Thanksgiving table. Example A is Charm City Meadworks, which officially opened for business ...

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Maryland: Charm City Meadworks opening to the public

Charm City Meadworks (Barbara Haddock Taylor, Baltimore Sun)

By Kit Waskom Pollard For The Baltimore Sun April 28, 2015 Mead is one of the oldest alcoholic beverages in existence, but that doesn’t mean it’s tired. Though it was enjoyed by everyone from Aristotle to the Vikings, in the hands of today’s new crop of mead distillers — including Charm City Meadworks owners James Boicourt and Andrew Geffken — ...

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