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The History of Mead

The History of Mead


Here at the Malted Meeple we love to support local breweries and share the unique craft beers we have in Northeast Ohio. As of early June, we have a new local treat for guests to try!

Feisty Brood Meadery is a father-son operation based out of Northfield, Ohio, and has been a product of Carl and Brian McMillin’s hard work over the years. They got their start when Brian’s sister had a Scottish-themed wedding and inquired about him making mead. Soon after, they started producing mead on borrowed equipment, which eventually led to renting a facility of their own where they could hone their craft.

Mead, in the most general sense, is made by fermenting honey with water and is often referred to as “honey wine”. Adding in ingredients such as fruits or spices is what gives mead different flavor profiles. While the true origin of mead is unknown, the first known record of this honey wine dates back all the way to 7000 B.C.!

Join the Malted Meeple for a Mead Tasting Workshop on June 22nd at 7 PM. You will meet the owner of Feisty Brood Meadery, and enjoy the eight (8) different meads they have to offer while learning about the process of creating this “nectar of the gods”. Tickets are $30 and will include a chance to win a pair of Escape Room tickets! After the event you will have full access to our board game library as well as our full bar lineup so you can continue your mead-drinking!

Seating is limited, so to reserve your spot, please stop into the Meeple to purchase your ticket! Please call (330) 655-6919 with any questions or contact us via Facebook message.

Molly Smith is a wanderer of the Wasteland, a lover of all that is hoppy, and only burns grilled cheese half the time. She spent her college days trekking around Franklin Hall at Kent State University where she pursued her degree in marketing and advertising. Her passion for guest satisfaction and love for event planning led her to the Malted Meeple and Ravenwood Castle.