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May/June 2020

The May/June Zymurgy is now available! Check out the featured stories, such as Five Steps to Better Mead, In the Land of Mead and Honey, Eat This, Drink that, and more in the new issue.

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About Zymurgy


Cover Story

5 Steps to Better Mead

By Jason Phelps

Whether you’re a novice or veteran meadmaker, here are five steps guaranteed to improve your mead. Open up new horizons and take your mead to a higher level with this straight forward approach.

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Zymurgy: May/June 2020

In Praise of Small Things

Small Mead is the ultimate outlet for spontaneous brewing. Ready to drink in just a few days, it’s a great “no worries” summer brew that’s readily adapted to include diverse ingredients that reflect every season.

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Land of Mead of Honey

Zymurgy: May/June 2020

In the Land of Mead and Honey

By Scott Kurtz Mead. Itā€™s theoretically the oldest alcohol known to humankind, and one of the first mentioned in written history throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa. As a drink preferred […]

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Zymurgy: May/June 2020

Drink with Your Dog

Breweries are favorite hangout spots for many dog owners, but bringing Fido doesn’t always go smoothly. A novel program is teaching owners and employees how to make taprooms more comfortable for our four-legged friends.

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Zymurgy: May/June 2020

Eat This, Drink That

Serving Homebrew at a food pairing event lets patrons appreciate the quality of your beer more than they could at a beer festival. Hogtown Brewers of Gainesville, Fla., have brewed up a model any club can emulate.

Recipes in this Issue

  • Figgy Pudding Mead
  • One-Ply Rye IPA
  • For Your Honey Valentineā€™s Day Small Mead
  • Desert Gold Mead
  • Better Yeast Management Mead
  • Primordial Plot Cyser
  • What a Blend! Mead
  • Sweet Stout
  • MiniMaiMead
  • Sweet Stout Apple Crisp with Stout-Infused Caramel Sauce
  • Small Mead after Digbie, Modern Version
  • Opus Coffee Baltic Porter
  • Winter is Coming Small Mead
  • Solstice American Stout
  • Sourdough Popovers
  • Sourdough Pizza Dough
  • Strong, Sweet, Simple Mead
  • Sourdough Pancakes/Waffles
  • Sourdough Dutch Oven Kettle Bread
  • Better Yeast Management Mead
  • Primordial Plot Cyser
  • What a Blend! Mead
  • Sweet Stout
  • MiniMaiMead
  • Sweet Stout Apple Crisp with Stout-Infused Caramel Sauce
  • Sourdough Pancakes/Waffles
  • Small Mead after Digbie, Modern Version
  • Opus Coffee Baltic Porter
  • Sourdough Dutch Oven Kettle Bread
  • Winter is Coming Small Mead
  • Solstice American Stout
  • Sourdough Popovers
  • Figgy Pudding Mead
  • One-Ply Rye IPA
  • Sourdough Pizza Dough
  • For Your Honey Valentineā€™s Day Small Mead
  • Strong, Sweet, Simple Mead
  • Desert Gold Mead

Meet the Editor-in-Chief

Dave Carpenter

Dave brewed his first batch in 2009 and started writing about beer soon thereafter. In addition to geeking out on beer and language, Dave enjoys hiking, traveling, and other gerunds as well. Email Dave