Though it’s said to be the world’s oldest fermented beverage, mead has seen a surge in popularity over the past few years. Since 2012, mead has experienced growth of well over 130%. Granted it is nowhere near the sales of beer, wine or cider, mead is definitely making an impact, especially here locally in the Pacific Northwest.
One of the go-to shops for mead in Portland is Mead Market. Located on Southeast Hawthorne, Mead Market is an offshoot of Bee Thinking. On Tuesday, September 13, Nectar Creek has partnered with Mead Market to host A Night of Mead and Cheese that will take place from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
Corvallis based Nectar Creek will bring together five meads, two of its own along with three others, to pair with cheeses on Tuesday evening. The interactive and guided tasting of various meads paired with cheeses, raw honey comb, and other complementary bites will be led by Nectar Creek’s founder and mead maker Phillip Lorenz along with Bee Thinking’s own Gabe Quitslund, a former cheesemonger/cheese maker. Each attendee will be given 5 distinct pairings with a welcome plate, and some take home goodies.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.