National Mead Day
National Mead Day is celebrated on first Saturday of August on every year. This year it will be celebrated on August 4. National Mead Day is celebrated to increase mead awareness and foster camaraderie among mead makers. Mead is one of the world’s ancient fermented beverages, and it is also called as honey wine. It is made by combining water, honey, and yeast. Mead is simply known as “ancestor of all fermented drinks.”
“At last Gandalf pushed away his plate and jug – he had eaten two whole loaves (with masses of butter and honey and clotted cream) and drunk at least a quart of mead – and he took out his pipe.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
History of National Mead Day
American Homebrewers Association in 2002 created the National Mead Day to honour this ancient fermented beverage. The variety of ingredients like fresh fruit and herbs will be added to make Mead much tastier. Mead can be carbonated like beer or cider or wine. Just like beer, it can have a more hoppy flavour when hops are added. When Distilled, mead is more a liqueur quality and becomes brandy. The National Mead Day itself has earned a growing reputation, is a way to learn how to create, bottle and even start selling Mead for yourself.
Other Celebrations on August 4, 2018
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How to Celebrate National Mead Day
The best way to celebrate National Mead Day is by going out and enjoy a glass of mead with your friends and family members. For more fun, you can make mead of your own and share them with your friends or family members. You can also host Mead themed party to honour that day. You can use the hashtag #MeadDay to post on social media.