Redstone Traditional Mountain Honey Mead
Brewed by: Redstone Meadery
Location: Boulder CO
Style: Traditional (Celebrates pure honey)
A.B.V. (Alcohol By Volume) 12%
Flavor: A round entry leads to a off-dry light-to medium-bodied palate with delicate wildflower honey and orange/citrus notes. Finishes with a nice drying tang of citrus peel and flowers.
Aroma: Pure orange blossom and honeycomb
Seasonality: Year round
Pairs well with: Strong cheeses or hearty stews. Also works with spicy vegetables and meat dishes.
Beer notes: The ancient Greeks called mead, Ambrosia. It was believed to be the drink of the gods, and was thought to descend from the Heavens as dew, before being gathered in by the bees. Because of the believed ties to the gods, it is easy to see why the ancient Greeks believed mead to have magical and sacred properties.
The Greeks believed that mead would prolong life, and bestow health, strength, virility, re-creative powers, wit and poetry.
The bees themselves, we are told by Virgil’s Georgics are driven to the sky to honor the goddess Aphrodite. And, the prophetess’ at Delphi are suspected of drinking mead made from a honey from slightly toxic plants in order to induce their prophetic states, and visions of the future.
The term honeymoon first originated in Babylon, about 4,000 years ago. Honeymoon came into use for the month after a wedding, when the bride's father would give the groom all the mead he wanted.
Mead is actually a honey beer, and being so, the Babylon's calendar was a lunar calender, which is based off the moon. They then started to call that month, the 'honey month', which we now have adapted to be honeymoon.
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