February 9, 2015
by Owen Fairclough
Mead is the world’s most ancient drink and considered the “nectar of the gods”, and it’s undergoing a revolution similar to craft beer in the U.S. CCTV America’s Owen Fairclough reported this story from Baltimore, Maryland.
It was brewing day at Charm City Meadworks, a meadery that uses honey to fuel what some say is a fastest-growing segment in the U.S. alcohol industry.
“It was overwhelming. We thought we were doing really well when we went to five-gallon buckets. It felt pretty big when we did our 100 gallon batches – this tank now is going to be a 300 gallon batch,” Andrew Geffken, co-founder of Charm City Meadworks said. “So it just keeps getting bigger and bigger and more and more honey.”
Co-founder James Boicourt got into beekeeping as a student and said making mead was a natural progression.
“There really wasn’t anything that I could find that was worth drinking, and what little there was was hard to find,” Boicourt said.
Profile: Charm City Meadery