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How to Toast Like a Viking

We already know that you can drink like a viking, but can you offer up a toast worthy of such a great warrior? For the Norse, toasts were pretty damn important. They were a way of celebrating your fellow warriors, your gods, your hearth, and your kin, so you better get it right. Here's how:

Norse Mythology Series: Mead of Poetry Finale

When last we left our not-so heroes in Mead of Poetry, Odin the Allfather has disguised himself and indebted Suttung’s brother, Baugi, to him in order to get a chance at  Suttung’s mead, made from the blood of the first poet Kvasir by a pair of murderous dwarves. [Check out the first part of the

Norse Mythology Series: Mead of Poetry Part Two

When last we left the Mead of Poetry, it was in the hands of the two murderous dwarfs, Galar and Fialar, who had made it with the blood of the first poet, Kvasir. The dwarves had become emboldened by their murder spree, and went on to attract the attention of the great giant, Suttung, after

The Origin of Mead, According to Norse Mythology

They say that knowledge is power. But in the case of Kvasir, wisest man in the world, his knowledge was mead. Or rather, his knowledge (and his very life force) would go on to become mead through some unfortunate circumstances, according to Norse mythology. The birth of Kvasir You see, Kvasir was the

Three Ways to Celebrate National Mead Day

The first Mead Day was celebrated in 2002 as a way for homebrewers to spread the mead love. It was first organized by the American Homebrewers Association, who still selects the Official Mead Day recipe that homebrewers across the country make on the first Saturday in August each year. The original intent of mead day was

AleHorn Meadarita (Mead Margarita) Recipe

It's hot! Not that I'm complaining. It just means the drink in my tankard must be all the more cold. Frozen or iced mead drinks are good. Frozen or iced mead drinks with TEQUILA are even better. This drink recipe has been adapted from Meadist.com. Meadarita (Mead Margarita) Recipe For this drink, you'll need: 2 ounces

8 Game of Thrones Inspired Mead Recipes

Hey! Put those pitchforks and torches away - yes, I KNOW that no one ever drinks mead on Game of Thrones. But I do! And if you clicked that link, I'm pretty sure you do too, or want to, or want to want to. I thought it might be fun to brew some Game of Thrones

Queen Elizabeth’s Mead Recipe

Alright ren fair people (and other history buffs) - this is your authenticity hat trick. You've got the period costume, you've learned all the lingo, but have you made Her Majesty's mead? If yes: wow. I'm impressed. Carry on. If no: do it! Here's how. Above image is original art by Kat Dreibelbis, available for purchase

How to Camp Like a Viking

At my local box store, the swimming pool stuff just got moved to the front of the store, so you know what that meas - IT'S CAMPING SEASON! But this year, I don't want to do the whole "glamping" (glamour camping) thing. That's so 2015. Let's make 2016 the year of "vamping" - Viking camping!

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