Mythic Mead

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Many congratulations to my good friend (and former DoD colleague / fellow author) Shauna Scheets and her veteran husband Will, who debuted the first commercial product of their meadery, Mythic Mead, yesterday at Boise’s North End Organic Nursery.

 

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It’s a very Idaho-appropriate huckleberry mead, awesomely entitled “Huck Me.”  I’ve had the pleasure of sampling both test batches and the finished product, and let me tell you, it’s positively delightful.  It’s also as pure as you can get, utilizing no shortcut sulfites or added sugars and syrups – just water, honey, berries, and the yeast to ferment it, all locally sourced.

Mead, for anyone unaware, is essentially a wine made with honey instead of grapes.  Though it’s a drink that’s been around for a long time (picture the iconic viking tossing back a horn), Mythic Mead has the distinction of being the first licensed meadery in Idaho.  Exciting stuff!

If you’re in the Treasure Valley area, look for it in local retailers as it continues trickling out to shops (and it never hurts to ask your favorite place to stock it!).  If  you’re elsewhere in the U.S., and don’t want to wait for wider distribution, you can even order online!

If you’re a fan of sweet wines and get the chance, I encourage you to give it a try.

Take a sip of Mythic Mead, and savor the legend.

 

Bene ēdite.

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Do you want to do your part to cut down on resource consumption, but still want to look like you take your beverages from disposable aluminum containers that you could, at any moment, crush against your skull and toss onto the sidewalk as you walk by with a satisfied belch?

Do you want to drink from a reusable metal mock-pull-tab can?

Why?

I mean, you can – look at the picture – you can, but why?  Why, though?

Why do you want to do that?

Do you want to put your drink into a metal soda/beer can, but then use a straw anyway?

Even more why?

Is this–is this a good idea?

Why does one of the straws have a gasket on it?

 

Bene scribete.