Friday, January 03, 2014

Off Topic

Tried mead last night for the first time. I know it is the in thing right now, but it wasn't for me.

39 comments:

Sugar said...

I've now had a pimple on my face that has spanned 2 years. SHAZBOT!

Folly said...

The notebooks?

Flygirl said...

Had to google that one. Assumed it was something alcoholic.

Rach Around said...

Honey mead. I'll bring my lute Enty

Rach Around said...

Sugar: my husband would squeeze that for you. He loves to squeeze impurities. He's like a meth addict.

FSP said...

Aww Enties, to each his own. I tried apple pie moonshine over the holidays and it was delicious.

Bacon Ranch said...

I thought cronuts were the in thing. That and quinoa.

sandybrook said...

Mead sounds nasty. Id rather go for wine or IPA beers

Jessi said...

Mead is absolutely disgusting, in my humble opinion.

MISCH said...

I have a bottle unopened, I was going to do a duck recipe never got to it…

Rach Around said...

Bacon, as an active ethical vegan, quinoa is WRONG! Research it.

Stephy said...

Mead from the Maine Mead Works is really good. It's more dry than most of the stuff you find. They have some that are combined with blueberries, elderberries, or lavender. It's a bit hard to find, though.

Rach Around said...

FSP: that sounds delish! Crust? I had apple grappa and it got messy (lead into the shart story)

Sherry said...

I really liked the mead I got for our wedding 10 years ago for our toast but never felt the need to drink it again. More of a symbolic gesture. We served with our homemade IPA to the guests. It was so good about 3 cases were drunk by 100 guests who also had other choices of wine and beer.

Rach Around said...

I tried homemade honey mead from my ex father's own garage brewery (he was a bee keeper). Rank!

Rach Around said...

It's like when I went to Japan for work and was introduced to Sake. Your behaviour after imbibing such filth is entirely excusable.

Rach Around said...

Sherry : we were on a budget so it was VB and boxed wine. Was still a good night for all though!

Bacon Ranch said...

Never tried it Rach. Just seems to be on all of the annoying coupon flyers I get in the mail.

Rach Around said...

Bacon : my last night on Sake, back in Aus, ended with me hiding behind a garbage bin at a music festival & spending the night in the police cells.

Sherry said...

Rach we were on a budget too, hence the homemade beer! No attendants for us and my dress cost me $75 or so.

Count Jerkula said...

I steer clear of any and all trendy drinks, micro brews, et al. Beer and drinking aren't my hobbies and never will be. BEING DRUNK is my hobby, and putting too much thought into it would ruin it.

Rach Around said...

What's IPA?

OneEyeCharlie said...

@Rach: India Pale Ale. A very hoppy beer.

Rach Around said...

Oh, I've had that! I like pale ales.

auntliddy said...

Mead. How f*cking pretentious can ine get? And why does sugar keep saying shazbot?

Rach Around said...

Aunty: shazbot is a new fangled rage. As soon as my mum starts saying it (like when she asked me about "twerking") it'll be over. Xx

Unknown said...

Mead may be trending now, but it dates back to the Bible. I received a bottle as a Christmas present, haven't tried it yet.

Sugar said...

I love the shazbot outta you, auntliddy!

AKM said...

I enjoy mead at the Ren Faire, but it's just too sweet to drink on a regular basis. I do like the homemade honey wine at an Ethiopian/Eritrean restaurant I sometimes hit; it's not as cloyingly sweet as mead, IMO.

Flashy Vic said...
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Flashy Vic said...

@Count, you might enjoy this then.
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l406/eastendscreamer/Pubs/Realaletwats1.jpg

Count Jerkula said...

Yes I did, Flashy Vic. Yes. I. Did.

sunnyside1213 said...

Sugar, I had a pimple like that once. It turned out to be skin cancer.

Alexa Rose said...

I had the best honey mead at a renaissance fair once. Seriously, no alcohol has ever been able to top it. The people at those fairs don't mess around.

Sugar said...

Jesus, sunnyside! Way to scare the hell out of me!
PS I've had skin cancer once already. Fun times!

NaughtyNurse said...

What the hell is mead? Can I make a martini out of it?

Stepforded said...

There's a drink you can buy here called 'Lemsip' - sounds exactly like the same thing! (The methol version is particularly good - has lovely sedation properties)

Scallywag said...

I've only had mead at one of those medieval dinners. That was enough, thanks.

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

Mead is booze made from honey. Sort of like a sweet wine, but not quite.