Back in 2002, the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) organized the first Mead Day. Sixteen years later Mead Day 2018 will be observed on Saturday, August 4th here locally at FH Steinbart from 11:00am-3:00pm.
Mead Day is an annual event celebrated nationwide on the first Saturday of August. The event on Saturday at F.H. Steinbart is free to attend and will feature education and sensory tastings around mead and honey.
Through the years Mead has been called the “ancestor of all fermented drinks.” Perhaps the oldest known fermented beverage, fermenting honey, water and yeast makes mead. Sometimes referred to as honey wine, ambrosia or nectar, mead can range from sweet to very dry, and can be flavored with flowers, fruits, herbs, spices, vegetables or virtually anything you can think of.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 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 the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.