A few years ago Andrew and I went to Traverse City for the first time. During our weekend in the city I discovered mead. It was cheery mead and it was one of the best things ever. Since that trip I’ve been scouting local stores for all the mead varieties and stocking up at Christmas time when they seem to have more options. I’ve also been telling everyone about the long history of mead making and lots of other random mead facts. Basically I really like mead and think more people should make it.
When Andrew and I were getting ready for our trip to Traverse City a couple of weeks ago I started googling to try to find out where I had the cherry mead years ago. Googling resulted in me finding the Acoustic Tap Room. Essentially a meadery –I didn’t know these even existed! They specialize in making all kinds of mead and their ‘tap room’ has a cozy living room feel. There was live music, board games you could play if you wanted, and communal comfy seating. We tried a flight of all the mead they had on tap, nine samples which were served in ukuleles. Yes, ukuleles. Basically it was the best thing ever.
Of the nine offerings on tap I think the cheery mead is still my favourite but I also enjoyed their more traditional honey variety and Andrew seemed to enjoy the blueberry mead. We brought a few bottles of the mead back with us and I’m already trying to think of excuses to make another trip to Traverse City.