A Barrel of Very Good Mead

A Barrel of Very Good Meadfrom:The True Amazons: or, the Monarchy of Bees by Joseph Warder of Croyden, Physician (1765)"One hundred and twenty pounds will make a Barrel of very good Mead: But if you make it of clear Honey, then your best way is to allow four...

Mans Oldest Drink

by Michael Sisson (reprinted with permission from the Spring 1986 AMA Newsletter) Note: this is the first of what will be a series of articles on various aspects of the history of Mead. Pick up any book or article on Mead and you will probably read some...
Honey and the Middle Ages

Honey and the Middle Ages

by Susanne Price(reprinted with permission from the AMA Journal)In the Middle Ages, honey was used as a sweetener, a medicine, a preservative and a basic ingredient of mead. Even though sugar was first extractred and refined sometime before 2000 B.C., little sugar was...

The Deeds of Odin

Source: TEUTONIC MYTH AND LEGEND, by Donald A. Mackenzie, An Introduction to the Eddas & Sagas, Beowulf, The Nibelungenlied, etc. [1912?]The Internet Sacred Text Archives – http://www.sacred-texts.comODIN was the chief ruler of the gods. He was tall and old,...

Odin Wins for Men the Magic Mead

Source: "The Children of Odin", by Padraic Colum, Illustrated by Willy Pogany [1920]The Internet Sacred Text Archive – http://www.sacred-texts.com/ IT was the Dwarf’s who brewed the Magic Mead, and it was the Giants who hid it away. But it...