Speaking of wasted mead - my biggest blunder was putting a 14% semi-sweet mead on tap at a house party. After the pale ale kicked everyone started pulling pints of mead. On one hand it was nice seeing people enjoy my home brew, on the other hand I realized I just had $75 of honey drunk down in an evening.
ugh, that is painful. not that i don't have more than I can drink, but still. I couldn't even bring myself to give away 5 bottles of my best for NHC this year. Share with dad on Father's Day, with wife when she's feeling OK - otherwise the rest is usually mine.
The worst part was some of the people I didn't even know well (friends of friends, old College classmates, etc). And people didn't seem to heed the ABV despite being posted. Hell one 100lbs or so girl polished off 2 pints of it before realising it was 14%.
If I'm not mistaken that same party my best friend snuck into the basement to raid my case of Heady Topper - people must have caught on and the next morning clean up involved dumping several partially drunk cans... sigh. To be fair though I met my girlfriend to be that night so I suppose thats a wash haha.
Your girlfriend to be? Is she not your girlfriend anymore?
Damn, $75 worth of mead drank by (probably) mostly unappreciative [of the mead] drunk people. Depending on how long you aged it, I would not have put that on tap! And mead on tap seems funny to me anyway. It's such a special drink, I only open a bottle every 4-6 months. Although, I would like to drink it more often...so I need to get brewing some.