Mead is back in a big way. Whether the mead- imbibing Game of Thrones characters are responsible is debatable, perhaps it’s just because it’s a brilliant drink Mead, as we know, is an alcoholic drink made from fermenting honey. Yet, it’s a drink that carries the weight of history and has links with ancient myths. It’s a drink that weaves its way into the passages of time, in poems and philosophy. It appears in Norse mythology (a lot) and in Beowulf, when it was drunk by Danish warriors. Aristotle discussed mead and – beer geeks should enjoy this irony – so did Pliny the Elder. It was called the ‘Nectar of the Gods’ and was the drink of choice of English kings. In short, mead was where it was at... until beer took over.

At Beer Hawk, we’ve started stocking the refreshingly effervescent semi-sweet Gosnell’s London Mead as well as a variety of mead from Mab Mead of Wales. Meads wor

Mead is back in a big way. Whether the mead- imbibing Game of Thrones characters are responsible is debatable, perhaps it’s just because it’s a brilliant drink Mead, as we know, is an alcoholic drink made from fermenting honey. Yet, it’s a drink that carries the weight of history and has links with ancient myths. It’s a drink that weaves its way into the passages of time, in poems and philosophy. It appears in Norse mythology (a lot) and in Beowulf, when it was drunk by Danish warriors. Aristotle discussed mead and – beer geeks should enjoy this irony – so did Pliny the Elder. It was called the ‘Nectar of the Gods’ and was the drink of choice of English kings. In short, mead was where it was at... until beer took over.

At Beer Hawk, we’ve started stocking the refreshingly effervescent semi-sweet Gosnell’s London Mead as well as a variety of mead from Mab Mead of Wales. Meads worth checking out include Transformation to Eagle, a cyser (a blend of apple juice and honey) rested on cinnamon and myrtle pepper. The Hounds of Annwn is a strawberry and honey mead aged with spice and Madagascar bourbon vanilla pods, while the Four Branches is a dry cyser.