Another “not technically beer” addition but the wife thought it would be fun. For who? I’m not entirely sure.
Mead is the oldest alcoholic beverage ever made. It’s traditionally made with water, honey, and barley with some other kind of flavouring added to make it not taste like cold NeoCitran. I was so scared of this drink. I mean, look at the bottle! How can anything that needs to be marketed like this taste good?
Getting it open was fun. It had a cork that was tied down with a champagne-like metal thingy. Try and try as we could, neither Pat nor I could get it off. We had to resort to a wine opener to get into it. It did smell good, like a strong Honey Brown or something. The first taste was “BAM! This is not beer!” and it only went downhill from there.
By the end of the glass, I was having a hard time forming coherent sentences. Later in the night, we drank St Peters Winter Ale, which put us over the top.
Worst. Hangover. Ever!