The New York City Homebrewers Guild held their 5th or 6th annual Mead Fest last night. A great turn out. Even pregnant a woman drank with us(You must serve them if they asked!!! It is against the law if you don't....). Long Island Meadery along donated 8 bottles of mead to the guild and plus we drank some homebrewed meads. Frankly, I am not a big fan of mead mainly because it too sweet for me. But great meads are supposed to be sweet and dry mead are very similar to a rieseling. The alcohol content of mead are quite high 13%-16% abv. Serveral serving of those harmless looking things and I am slurring my words for the rest of the night or day.
What is mead??? Mead is basically honey wine. No, it is not white wine with honey added. It is actually made with raw honey, water, yeast and other stuffs such as fruit or vegetable. Folks during the Middle Age actually pounded on these wicked inventions.
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