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 6, 2016
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!
2016 Official AHA Mead Day Recipe: Blueberry Mead
The 2016 official Mead Day recipe is a traditional semi-sweet mead from the 2015 National Homebrew Competition. Woodbridge Homebrewers Ale and Lager Enthusiast Society (WHALES) member, Donald Boyle, of Colonia, NJ won the gold medal with the help of Stephen Boyle.
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.
- Step-by-step tutorial on making mead
- Mead Recipes
- The Compleat Meadmaker by Ken Schramm.
- Mead making online articles
- Homebrew Con seminars on mead (members only)
Share the Experience
Contact Matt Bolling, AHA Events & Membership Coordinator
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