National Mead Day is celebrated on the first Saturday of August every year. This year it will be celebrated on August 5. The 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 honey wine. It is made by combining water, honey, and yeast. Mead is simply known as the “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 honor this ancient fermented beverage. A 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 flavor when hops are added. When Distilled, mead is more of 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 5
August 5 is also celebrated as
- National Underwear Day
- National Oyster Day
- Work Like a Dog Day
- National Disc Golf Day
- Sandcastle Day
- National Mustard Day
How to Celebrate the day
The best way to celebrate the 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 honor that day. You can use the hashtag #MeadDay to post on social media.
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