Jereme Zimmerman's

Make Mead Like a Viking

Bringing the myth and magic back to mead


Long before we had homebrewing stores and websites, the Norse and other ancient societies brewed mead, ale, beer, and other alcoholic beverages using ingredients available in the natural world. To invoke the spirits we now know as yeast, they employed sacred rituals, and passed down heirloom yeast strains through generations. In Make Mead Like a Viking, be prepared for an unorthodox approach to homebrewing, and to learn about the history and mythology behind mead and other fermented beverages. You may even have a little fun in the process.


Illustration of yeast-bearing totem stick by Michael Startzman, Adventure Illustrator


About the Author

Jereme Zimmerman is a writer and fermentation revivalist who lives in Kentucky with his wife, Jenna, and daughters, Sadie and Maisie. He has been published in various magazines and websites, and travels nationwide to events such as the Mother Earth News Fair to present on topics such as fermentation, natural and holistic homebrewing, modern homesteading, and sustainable living. He is an avid fermenter of pretty much everything and researches extensively into traditional fermentation practices in order to revive lost food arts and to educate people on how to preserve food using traditional, natural, and healing ingredients and techniques. His first book, Make Mead Like a Viking, was published in 2015, and was translated into German as Met Brauen wie ein Wikinger in 2016. His next book, Brew Beer Like a Yeti is due to be published through Chelsea Green Publishing in fall 2018.