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Washington: Working in Clark County: Gary Gross, meadmaster

Gary Gross, meadmaster at his meadery, Ethereal Meads in Battle Ground, says he started making mead as a hobby after tasting it at his son's wedding. (Natalie Behring/ The Columbian)

By Kay Richardson, Columbian staff writer Published: March 7, 2016, 6:05 AM Chances are, you probably have never tried mead, a honey-based fermented beverage laced with fruit flavors. It’s not widely known except to those who remember it from ancient literature. But one at a time, customers who taste Gary Gross’ meads are being won over at tastings and local ...

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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: 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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