Last night Kish and I were out on the town with the Bahamians, and we decided to hit the Brothers Drake — our first meadery. It’s on East Fifth Avenue, across from The Table and in the rapidly developing area between the ashore North and south campus. Last night, even with a $10 cover charge, the Brothers Drake was jammed with people eager to quaff a wide range of meads and hear a good band play some live music.
We all got our inaugural cups of mead and took a few cautious sips. I’d heard that you have to watch the sweetness scale if you’re going to drink mead — it is made with fermented honey, after all — so I’d ordered a spiced mead that that was supposed to be on the lower end of the sweetness spectrum. Even so, it was too sweet for our tastes — kind of like drinking a dessert wine. I think I could develop a taste for mead, though, with a bit more experience and guidance on the different varieties. I’m glad I gave it a shot.