M: A Mead by Any Other Name… (2d6 RTT)

Bryan suggested Mead for the letter M and upon a quick search on the net I discovered that they are a large variety of well known Meads, perfect for being fantastical drinks for your games! Mead is also known as “honey wine” as it is made from honey and water that is fermented. In areas that do not support the planting of grapes, it has become a staple of drink. Mixed to contain different amounts of alcohol, the drink serves as a popular method of staying hydrated without resorting to the less oftentimes safe to drink water.

((A few easter eggs are thrown into the names of these meads. enjoy.)

2- Bear Paw. A potent and powerful mix of honey to water ratio makes this one of the most alcoholic meads available. Slightly flavored with cherries, it has an immediately strong alcohol flavor with a sweet aftertaste of cherries.

3- Red Bark. A moderate mead made with crushed the bark from the red twig dogwood shrubs provides this mead with a dark and easily recognizable red tint.

4- The Grognard. With a strangely bitter bite up front, the mead then goes down smooth as silk and wonderful in taste. Made with long aged honey and high quality water fermentation methods. Very expensive and rare, drank only among the most respected and influential circles.

5- Woodchuck Spring. Made in the cold winter months and brought out for celebrations at the beginning of spring, this mead displays notes of maple syrup and brown sugar blended with fresh apples, producing a very sweet smelling and tasting mixture, much to the delight of those who sample the drink.

6- Ballew. This soft and sweet mead is very popular among the more social circles and has an air of sophistication associated with it. In the larger cities this mead is often found among the better educated who prefer to sample the finer things in life. Said to be the favored drink of many royalty.

7- Brereece. A sweet, fruity flavor dominates this popular mead. Made with a wide variety of mashed berries and allowed to ferment, results in an absolutely dreamy and creative brew. The monks that create this mead jealously guard the secret recipe and rarely permit any to be taken out of their monasteries.

8- Br’er Rabbit. A soft sweet drink with visible particulates of elderberry floating within. A sweet and thin mead with very low alcohol content. A popular drink among the social and female circles.

9- The Wetzel. Popular in the nomad tribes of the Goths, this mead has one of the shortest fermenting times and as a result has an most bitter and heavy flavor. As it ferments, this mead is mixed with goat milk from the tribe’s herds, which provides the cloudy tan appearance.

10- Lammer’s Mint. This mead is fermented for an average time and then spiced with ground mint leaves, creating an invigorating sweet mead with a spark of mint. Popular with younger crowds and rumors have sprung up regarding the health benefits of regular drinking of this mead.

11- Rustfoot. A hearty oaken flavor is spiked with a strong metallic, a result of the particular barrels used in the fermenting process. The barrels also provide a heavy, sweaty smell to the mead which many suggest smells rather too much like dirty feet. Even so, it is still quit popular and seen as a scarce and reserved brew.

12- Kiznital Brew. This simple mead is exceptionally straight forward. Fermented with exacting amounts of honey to water ratio, it becomes a perfect mixture when fermented in aged oaken barrels.

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3 thoughts on “M: A Mead by Any Other Name… (2d6 RTT)

  1. Hmmm…. I *love* mead. 🙂

    And folks may acuse me of taking on airs for choosing a fine Ballew over your classic Grognard, but you can still use it to inaugurate a dangerous quest or swear an oath of blood vengeance. You just do it with more style. 🙂

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