Mead Drink of Vikings and You! Learn About Mead

Mead Drink - What is Mead & Where Can You Buy

Mead is an alcoholic beverage that is made by fermenting honey and water, and sometimes other fruits or spices are added to give it flavor. Mead has been around for centuries. Mead can be sparkling or still, sweet or dry, and it ranges in alcohol content from about 3% to 20%. In recent years, mead has seen a resurgence in popularity as people have become more interested in trying new things and older traditions.

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Popularity of Mead as a Drink

Mead is a drink that has been enjoyed for centuries, and it's becoming a fan favorite among the modern-day crowd. This beverage has an oh-so sweet and delicious flavor that can't be compared to any other alcoholic beverage.

It's no surprise why this ancient tradition has grown in popularity in recent years; mead offers a unique flavor that everyone can enjoy, regardless of preference. So break out your best mead and join in on the festivities – you won't be disappointed!

History of Mead Drinking!

Long before craft beer and artisanal spirits, there was mead—the drink of kings and queens, warriors and poets. Believed to have originated in Africa over 20,000 years ago, mead is a complex, intoxicating concoction made from fermenting honey with water and sometimes fruits, spices or hops.

The origins of the mead drink reach back through the centuries and have fascinated cultures around the world from ancient Celtic tribes to the Vikings. Long before there was beer or wine, mead was the go-to beverage for celebrations, religious ceremonies, and even for everyday drinking.

Through time, regions have developed their own distinct styles for making mead – with different varieties featuring different types of honey and flavoring such as ginger or fruits. Whether you enjoy a sweet traditional mead or something spiced up with some zing, take a sip of this timeless drink and experience a part of history!

Different Types of Mead Drinks

When you think of mead, you might immediately conjure up images of brave knights and medieval feasts. While traditional mead is still around and thriving, there's a whole world of modern meads for you to explore.

Blossom into melomel - a honey-based mead flavored with fruits like apple and cherry. Many believe adding fruit purees produces an extraordinary depth of flavor that can't be matched.  

Experiment with metheglin, boasting botanicals like cloves, cinnamon, sage and any other herbs your taste buds desire.

If your taste buds are feeling adventurous why not try spiced mead? Mead makers combine spices like nutmeg, cardamom and allspice to create unique flavor profiles worthy of recognition!

No matter which type of mead suits your fancy, it's sure to take you on a journey through history while tantalizing your taste buds!

How to Drink Mead

Mead can be enjoyed cold, room temperature, over ice, or mixed with other drinks. So don’t be afraid to get creative! Add some pizzaz to your favorite cocktail with a splash of mead.

We recommend drinking meads that are sparkling at 45 degrees and from a wine glass if it's over 8% ABV. If the mead is still and fruity, we recommend drinking at 45 degrees (slightly chilled). If the mead is still and barrel aged or aged on oak, we recommend drinking at 65 degrees (similar to a red wine).

Benefits of Drinking Mead

Since mead is made with honey, there's thought to be health benefits. Drinking mead also offers a wide range of probiotics and antioxidants to help boost your immune system and guard against allergens.

Honey has naturally occuring probiotics and antioxidants which make mead truly one of a kind. Mead can help keep both your palate and is thought to keep your immune system strong!

Ready to Drink Mead?

Do you love honey? Mead is alcohol made from honey and it's delcious by itself and mixed in cocktails. We have over 20+ different meads available:

About Us


We started Batch Mead in 2019 to leave our Silicon Valley tech careers and pursue our real passion, MEAD!

We love locally sourced honey, apples and other ingredients. We focus on small batches to keep taps rotating and deliver delicious meads and hard ciders.

We believe mead is an experience, and our tasting room reflects all the notes of that ideal experience.

We recently won Best in Show from the San Diego International Beer Festival (2020, 2021 & 2022)! As well as several other wine, beer & mead awards!