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Michigan mead-makers looking for a way to change laws

A glass of the new chai cider, The Dude's Rug, settles as bottling begins for it at B. Nektar, a mead-making and microbrewery in Ferndale, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (Photo: Kathleen Galligan Detroit Free Press)

by Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press 12:16 a.m. EST December 28, 2015 With business growing, honey wine makers still need to learn how to organize and lobby to get laws changed WASHINGTON — In the world of craft beer and beverages, Michigan’s mead makers can only hope to someday have the sway in Congress that hard cider makers do. As ...

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“Game of Thrones” has made mead super hip

“Game of Thrones” has made mead super hip

Back in the days of yore, before craft beer wars and Chinese wine conglomerates, there was mead. The earliest references to mead, an alcoholic fermented honey beverage, come from the hymns of Rigveda, according to the American Mead Makers Association, a sacred Hindu text dating somewhere between 4000 and 1500 BC. Mead was the drink of deities. “God, as our ...

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