midas-caudronMead is a beverage as old as the hills and as new as a shiny penny. Archeological digs have turned up mead-like beverages in burial chambers such as the Midas (yes, that King Midas), and as long as 8000 years ago. Because, hey, you want to take this with you!

And after virtually disappearing from common knowledge with the advent of affordable sugar after the mid 1600’s, mead has made a comeback.

Now, since the last decades of the 20th century, mead is surging forward, and everyone from history buffs to hipsters are getting in on the ride.

24532974_sMead can be as sweet as your first kiss, and as dry as an economics lecture. It can be still or sparkling, have fruit, spices, and even vegetables in it to create a beverage that has more varieties than the leaves on a tree.

If you try mead, and don’t like it, don’t give up! Almost certainly, there are meads you will like, so don’t judge it by one taste. Tasting one mead and saying you don’t care for it is like tasting a cabernet and deciding that you won’t like chardonnay.

Gotmead is a celebration and an homage to mead in its many, many variations. If you are new to mead, a wish to taste it, use our meadery directory to find a meadery local to you, and go have a tasting! If you’d like to learn to make your own mead, then check out the Newbee Guide to Meadmaking (updated version out soon!), and grab a free account on the forum, where mead makers from all over the world gather to talk mead and methods and recipes.

Hit our mead recipe area and share your favorite mead recipe, or find a new one to try.

If you’re one of those who dives in deep to master a new skill, then the Patron membership is for you. In the Patron area of the forum and site, there are award winning, proven recipes for all types of meads. We talk about advanced fermentation techniques you can use to get a better mead in less time, and you can hang out with very talented people to talk mead. You can hang out in our chat board, and post your own saga of meadmaking and track your recipes with the mead blog.

Delve into meads’ rich history, and see news on new discoveries, what’s up with the meaderies and goings on all over the mead world.

See what is going on in the professional meadmaking world. Or join us on Gotmead Live, our radio show, and call in to speak with professional mead makers, aspiring new meaderies, and influential people in the industry. Bring your questions for our team of experienced mead makers on Making Mead – Back to Basics.

5-26-20 Kevin Meintsma, Steve Fletty and Josh Mahoney – Midwest Mead Monsters

5-26-20 Kevin Meintsma, Steve Fletty and Josh Mahoney – Midwest Mead Monsters

5-26-20 Tonight at 9PM ET, we’re taking a different tack, we’re bringing on a group of talented meadmakers to talk shop, and we’re starting in the midwest. We’ll be talking with Kevin Meintsma, Steve Fletty and Josh Mahoney. They are part of a meadmaking group in Minnesota that is making some seriously amazing meads, and each of them is an accomplished meadmaker. We’re going to be talking mead, how they got into making it, what they’ve learned and what they’re making now.

5-19-20 Tom Repas – Taking it to the Bees, Making Interesting Meads

5-19-20 Tom Repas – Taking it to the Bees, Making Interesting Meads

5-19-20 Tonight at 9PM ET, we’ll be talking with Tom Repas, Master Beekeeper and owner of Canyon Rim Honey Bees, providing bees and honey in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Tom speaks on beekeeping all over the country, and has presented several times at the AMMA MeadCon on both beekeeping and meadmaking. Tom has won a large number of awards for his mead as well.

We’ll be talking bees, breeding and hive management, and also about making great mead.

5-12-20 Aaron Schavey and Geoff Allen – Boneflower Craft Mead

5-12-20 Aaron Schavey and Geoff Allen – Boneflower Craft Mead

5-12-20 Tonight at 9PM ET, we’ll be talking with Aaron Schavey and Geoff Allen, owners of Boneflower Craft Mead in ‘the Region’ in northwest Indiana.

Aaron and Geoff have been making waves with their mead for a few years now, and formalized their mead making by opening Boneflower in 2018.

Geoff and Aaron are a couple of guys and a hobby that turned serious…sort of. After years of participating in the craft beverage scene, an introduction to Mead started them in an entirely new direction.