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This Ancient Booze Is Now Growing Faster Than US Craft Beer

In 2014, craft beer is the establishment. In post-industrial neighborhoods across the country, micro-distilleries have begun to gin up… well, gin, alongside every other artisanal spirit you could think to drink. America now buys more wine than France and couldn’t help but reconvene on hard cider, the founding booze of this country’s forebears.

By this point, we’ve reinvigorated, reimagined, and re-upped every damn hooch category there is, but there’s still one alcoholic territory upon which we can exert our manifest drinking destiny: mead. Sure, it’s 9,000 years old, and it’s made from honey. But it tastes new, and holy hell, is it growing.




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