Mead Is Yet Another Alcoholic Beverage

meadMy younger son, Jon, is fascinated with mead. I blame it on the video games he plays that simulate the medieval period of history. He wants to drink it, and he wants to create a meadery someday. I found a YouTube video that explains how to make mead at home, and I forwarded the link to him. Perhaps he’ll give up his meadery idea and make his own someday.

Jon has had quite a few bottles of mead over the last few years, and none of it has been really strong. If you don’t know what mead is, please take a few minutes to read the Wikipedia page on it. It’s interesting, especially if you’re into that kind of thing.

Mead Fascination

Jon bought hist first three bottles of mead from Manoa Honey & Mead in Wahiawa on the island of Oahu in Hawaii in 2020. It was expensive, with the least expensive bottle costing $17.50 plus tax. It was fruity and that’s about all I can say about it.

After he went to our older son’s house in Maryland (the first time) on leave from the Army, he bought a single bottle of mead from a nearby liquor store. It was a little less expensive and a little larger, but it was the last bottle on the shelf. It was stronger than what he had before, but not very. He ordered another bottle to be delivered from somewhere while he was there, and he made sure to drink it before he left.

He drank a cup of mead while we were at the Maryland Renaissance Festival in 2021, the second time he was in Maryland. I took a sip of it, and it tasted almost the same as the bottle he bought from the liquor store. Neither of them were strong. Wine tends to be stronger. I even drove him to a place that sold more than one variety, about a half an hour away from where we were staying. He wasted no time finishing those off when we got back home.

He Likes It

Jon’s in his thirties, so I can’t say it’s just a phase he’s going through. Perhaps he’ll tire of it, or perhaps he won’t. As long as his wife, Cathy, is willing to put up with it, there really isn’t anything I can say about it. Jon likes to drink dark beer, and he likes to drink vodka. When he starts craving mead, he cares for neither of those other drinks. As always, it’s something he thinks about after playing video games for hours.

I’ve tried various liquor and liqueur beverages over the years as highballs (mixed drinks), on ice, and even straight. I prefer whiskey on ice. Mead reminds me too much of wine, which I really don’t care for. As far as alcoholic beverages go, I avoid both as nothing more than time wasters.

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