How much mead can you really drink?

Sometimes when you're drinking big beers, you want a li'l mead. Photo: B. Yaeger

I like most mead. I just don’t like drinking a ton of it. Does anyone? I bet not even the RenFaire folks–who are eternally tethered to the drink in an UnFair depiction of who the only people who actually drink it are–drink it copiously. I think even 12 oz. would exceed my limit.

So it’s great that, at a recent bottle share of sorts, a Michigander brought a nip from his home state. Kuhnhenn is a brewery and winery…and meadery. The nip in question was their Meritage Pyment. There are many mead styles, many of which are simply fermented water-honey-yeast, but a pyment is mead blended with wine grapes or in this case, various house red wines, then aged in an oak barrel. Kuhnhenn also makes a line of single-hopped meads that even devout IPA fans could get down with. I just don’t know if they could handle more than 187 mL at a time.



About Brian
Author of beer books "Red, White, & Brew" & "Oregon Breweries." Championing responsible packages for responsible beer lovers. #Nips!

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