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 northern European societies brewed mead (honey wine), ale, beer, and other honey-based 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 magic / totem sticks and yeast logs through generations. Be prepared for an unorthodox approach to homebrewing, and learn a bit about the history and mythology behind "ancient mead" in this forthcoming book by Jereme Zimmerman due out through Chelsea Green Publishing in fall 2015. You'll learn how to create quality brews that will bring out the Viking in you, and maybe even have a little fun.