June 3 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mead – The Gift of Bees to Lovers of Spirit
June 3, 12:00 pm at Three Leaf Farm
Drink of ancient heroes and modern wizards, mead is known archaeologically to be more than 4,000 years old. However, it may actually be far, far older, and is perhaps one of the first alcoholic beverages ever consumed. Unlike beer, whiskey, and wine, mead is created from purely wild, naturally occurring ingredients rather than domesticated grains and grapes. As a result, mead is a very approachable and personable drink that is easy to make and infinitely adaptable to personal taste and experimentation. This workshop will begin with a brief history of mead and its appearance in ancient and modern literature. Next will come a summary of the great variety of mead-like drinks that can be made. During the heart of the workshop, participants will start their own half-gallon batches of mead, either of pure honey or flavored with one or more flowers, herbs, fruits, or woods of their choosing.
Dr. Rebecca Schwendler is a professional archaeologist, amateur Celtophile, and lover of things old, wild, and botanical. She learned to make mead from a friend during an archaeology project in Albuquerque, New Mexico ten years ago. Becoming intoxicated by mead’s taste, connection to the ancient Celts, ease of creation, and mutability, she has experimented with different flavors since then.
Cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled two weeks prior to workshop. Cancellation refunds within two weeks of the event will be subject to whether or not we can fill the vacant spot in the workshop.