Mead

Cauldrons and Horns: Brân’s Celtic Drinking Vessels

2017-02-27T18:25:57+00:00

A burial in France from the Iron-Age housing a Celtic Princes belongings including an ornate cauldron. For many, especially in America, St. Paddy's Day is a day to let lose, get drunk, and get crazy. There's something of a negative stereotype to the Irish and drinking, but the tradition goes back way before

Book Review: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

2017-02-24T20:45:28+00:00

Having listened to many of Neil Gaiman's books on audio and seen him perform live a great number of times, I can tell you for certain: there's no other way to read Gaiman than by hearing Gaiman.  If you don't know what I mean, then let me introduce you to his honeyed tones the same

  • Toast like a Viking

How to Toast Like a Viking

2016-12-29T19:07:11+00:00

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

2017-02-15T17:46:15+00:00

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

2016-10-18T13:51:08+00:00

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

2016-10-18T13:51:13+00:00

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

2016-10-18T13:51:14+00:00

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

2016-10-18T13:51:15+00:00

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

Swedish Midsummer: Drinking, Eating, and Assorted Pagan Rituals

2016-10-18T13:51:20+00:00

"Swedish Midsummer is a holiday devoted to eating, drinking, dancing, and assorted Pagan rituals," says the hilarious "Swedish Midsummer for Dummies" video found on Sweden's YouTube channel. Where do we sign up? While this holiday is the biggest one of the year in Sweden, it hasn't made much of an impact in North America (yet),

8 Game of Thrones Inspired Mead Recipes

2016-10-18T13:51:21+00:00

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

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