Mead, its history explained Posted in: Lifestyle If you haven’t heard of mead or you don’t know exactly what it is, you are not alone.Although mead is an alcoholic beverage with a history dating back to at least the neolithic age, it’s a beverage which was mysteriously lost in the mists of time. Today, mead is experiencing a resurgence in popularity. Many people are now seeking out mead as a new alternative to beer and an interest in local craft beverages and beverages made with local ingredients is also helping to fuel the growth of the mead industry. In its simplest form mead — also referred to as honey wine — is an alcoholic ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!