What is Mead?
Perhaps the oldest known fermented beverage, mead is made by combining honey, water and yeast. Sometimes referred to as “honey wine,” mead can range from sweet to very dry, and can be flavored with flowers, fruits, herbs, spices, vegetables or virtually anything you can think of. Making mead at home is simple, and if you have equipment to make beer, you should be ready to make a batch of delicious mead!
August 1, 2015
Get in on the Mead Day buzz!
Organized by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) in 2002, Mead Day was created to increase mead awareness and foster camaraderie among meadmakers.Homebrewers and meadmakers around the world are encouraged to invite friends and family to celebrate Mead Day by making a delicious batch of mead together!
2015 Official AHA Mead Day Recipe: Tupelo Mead
Spread the Joy
What better way to celebrate mead then by brewing a batch with your friends? The AHA has all the resources you need to make mead and teach others the secret of fermenting honey into wine.
- Make a batch of Tupelo Mead, this year’s official Mead Day recipe & the 2014 National Homebrew Competition category 24: Traditional Mead gold medal winner.
- Follow our step-by-step tutorial on making mead in the Let’s Brew section.
- Homebrewopedia: a wiki-style resource full of mead recipes.
- AHA store: Grab a copy of The Compleat Meadmaker by Ken Schramm.
- Zymurgy free downloads: access articles discussing mead making.
National Homebrewers Conference Seminars on Mead (Members-Only Content)
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