By A.D. Thompson

Mead is being reborn, and it's something you need to try

What is mead?

Mead is an alcoholic beverage created when honey and water ferment.

Mead predates beer and wine by millennia.

Remnants of mead have been found in vessels dating to nearly 8,000 B.C., and evidence points to its consumption in ancient China, India, Egypt, Greece and beyond.

Why is mead making a comeback?

The retro beverage got a boost from "Game of Thrones."

According to Tampa’s Garagiste Meadery, within 24 hours of GoT mentioning mead, their social media accounts gained hundreds of new followers.

Mead has also gained mainstream attention thanks to Anheuser-Busch

During the 2018 Super Bowl, they ran a Bud Light ad making fun of mead. The cost that year for a 30-second ad was around $5 million.

"But for the most part, I think mead’s resurgence is a natural progression of the craft beverage movement."

Chad Wiltz, owner of Garagiste Meadery

According to the Brewers Association, around 1.1 million Americans were homebrewing beer in 2017.

For many interested in home brewing beer, mead is a logical next step – and it’s relatively easy to brew!

All it takes to brew mead is honey, water and yeast.

Variety in taste is another factor driving mead’s popularity.

Though all mead is made from honey, its flavor can range from being dry and sweet to bold and intense.

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