Mead, defined as “a fermented alcoholic drink made from honey”, probably pre-dates either wine or beer as the ancestor of all alcoholic beverages, drunk by Greeks, Egyptians, and Vikings alike. Chinese pottery depicting the fermentation of mead has been found dating back over 9,000 years! This category of beverage is going through a resurgence, and a lot of it has to do with artisanal meaderies popping up throughout the USA and Europe. One of the best in the world is located very close to us, in Ferndale, Michigan, just 33 miles away from our tree-town. Owner Ken Schramm, the author of “The Complete Meadmaker”, is a foremost authority in the field. Ken himself will be joining us this evening to show a range of these great beverages, including some small batch meads that never remain on our shelves for long. Come taste beautifully balanced, modern examples of an ancient noble drink!