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Michigan: Bee Well Mead and Cider awaits tasting room opening

Michigan: Bee Well Mead and Cider awaits tasting room opening

Bee Well Mead and Cider awaits tasting room opening By DANIELLE WOODWARD Traverse City Record Eagle BELLAIRE — A new tasting room inside Bee Well Mead and Cider adds a slice of home to the family-run business. The tasting room — run by Chris and Jeremy VanSice with help from siblings Parker and Paige — buzzes with family handiwork. Paige ...

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Mead, The Vikings’ Drink, Returns

Mead, The Vikings’ Drink, Returns

By Janet Patton The Lexington Herald Leader December 25, 2015 Ever wanted to drink like a Viking? Then you’ll need mead. Fortunately for you, Kentucky author Jereme Zimmerman has the book for you: Make Mead Like a Viking: Traditional Techniques for Brewing Natural, Wild-Fermented Honey-based Wines, and Beers. An urban homesteader, Zimmerman makes mead in his home in Berea. He ...

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Continuing an ancient craft

Bryan Brooks stands next to his five gallon glass carboy of French Saison beer he is brewing. - Ben Granderson/Valley Press

Ben Granderson/Clark Fork Valley Press June 12, 2015 PLAINS, MT – According to a webpage by “The Ohio State University: Information Extension Research,” fermentation is a process by which cells break down sugars to create energy, when oxygen is not present, releasing carbon dioxide (CO2), energy, lactic acid and in some cases alcohol. The process of fermentation, which happens naturally ...

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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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Success with mead in southern New South Wales has them buzzing in Murrumbateman

The dark mead flanked by others made by Michael Devey tickled the judges fancy for the dry category at the National Honey Show

by Michael Cavanagh NSW Country Hour It has been described as the ancestor of all fermented drinks. For most Australians mead, the alcoholic drink based on fermenting honey with water, would conjure up images of Robin Hood, Friar Tuck and medieval feasts. But with the growing popularity of apple cider, another drink that has its roots many centuries ago, mead ...

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