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Washington: A Viking to Mead

Gary GrossPhoto by VikiEierdam

By Viki Eierdam Oregon Wine Press Mead master, Gary Gross, has joined the medieval beverage resurgence with the recent opening of Ethereal Meads in Battle Ground, Washington. Fans of mead — an alcoholic drink made of fermented honey dating from at least 2000 B.C. — have speculated that the craft beverage scene or the HBO drama “Game of Thrones” has ...

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Washington: A mead renaissance in Battle Ground

GARY GROSS, OWNER and meadmaster at Ethereal Meads a production-only meadery in Battle Ground, uses regional honey and regionally grown fruits to produce delicious, drinkable meads that appeal to beer, wine and cider lovers alike. - Photo by Kelly Moyer

Locally produced Ethereal Meads jump on craft beverage bandwagon with a new take on an old drink by KELLY MOYER The Reflector Battle Ground, Washington – If it’s been more than a couple years since you last tried mead, it’s time to dispel all preconceived notions about this ancient, fermented-honey drink. Yes: Mead used to be a somewhat cloyingly sweet, ...

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Washington: Ethereal Meads adds spice to county’s wine scene

Ethereal Meads adds spice to county's wine scene

By The Columbian Published: April 19, 2015, 4:32 PM BATTLE GROUND, WA — This month, Battle Ground became home to Clark County’s first meadery. Ethereal Meads makes a wine made from fermented honey and water and infused with regional fruits. So far, Ethereal has two products: Autumn Mist, a spiced-apple mead, and Ruby Sunset, a strawberry-cranberry mead. Each is made ...

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