Mead is an alcoholic beverage created by fermenting honey with water, sometimes with various fruits, spices, grains, or hops. The alcoholic content ranges from about 8% ABV to more than 20%. The defining characteristic of mead is that the majority of the beverage's fermentable sugar is derived from honey. It may be still, carbonated, or naturally sparkling; dry, semi-sweet, or sweet.
Mead was produced in ancient history throughout Europe, Africa and Asia.
Mead has played an important role in the beliefs and mythology of some peoples. One such example is the Mead of Poetry, a mead of Norse mythology crafted from the blood of the wise being Kvasir which turns the drinker into a poet or scholar.
The terms "mead" and "honey-wine" often are used synonymously.Some cultures, though, differentiate honey-wine from mead. For example, Hungarians hold that while mead is made of honey, water and beer-yeast (barm), honey-wine is watered honey fermented by recrement of grapes or other fruits.
A creative twist on our original mead, dry hopping mellows the characteristic sweetness and brings greater body to this crisp spring mead. Perfect stocked alongside Gosnells London Mead, offering drinkers the unique Gosnells experience in an intriguing new format.
An homage to one of the most classic characters in mead history, Marion is named for Maid Marion, the legendary love interest of Robin Hood. Marion is one of our all time favorites at Superstition. It has won multiple awards over the years, including a Gold Medal at the Mazer Cup International in 2016. This craft beverage is an excellent expression of honey and berries, and pairs well with rich cheeses, charcuterie and dark chocolate.
Named for the future events in Norse mythology where a great battle and flood will occur, and the earth will be reborn. Ragnarok won a Silver medal at the 2014 Mazer Cup International mead competition and continues to be one of our most popular craft beverage creations. The terroir of Arizona is on display here as we use the best wildflower honey in the world and subtle tropical flavors are underscored through fermenting with delicious mango juice. Chill and enjoy!
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