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(Oregon Live)   Portland hipsters proclaim hard cider OVER, are now into mead. "I think a lot of people are looking for something more interesting," says beekeeping supply store manager   (oregonlive.com) divider line 226
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2014-02-25 07:44:55 PM  
I was into mead before hipsters parents thought about making hipster babbys and before it was cool.
Hot, mulled mead.
 
2014-02-25 07:52:13 PM  
I thought komucha was the new hotness?
 
2014-02-25 07:57:54 PM  
Call me when I can find straight applejack at the local liquor store.  All I could ever find was cut 2:3 with neutral spirits.
 
2014-02-25 08:13:21 PM  
Mead is nice but I prefer it blended with some sort of fruit wine. That's what I'd really like to see, you can't buy a decent fruit wine barely anywhere and I live in the land of hipsters.
 
2014-02-25 08:13:27 PM  
The dream of the 90's is alive in Portland... the dream of the 1390's
 
2014-02-25 08:13:29 PM  

vudukungfu: I was into mead before hipsters parents thought about making hipster babbys and before it was cool.
Hot, mulled mead.


Not quite that long, but mead has been popular with Ren fair /SCA crowds forever.

The last couple of years it has been much more available, and I am okay with that since I don't have time to make my own these days.
 
2014-02-25 08:15:05 PM  
Ren fair crowds? Do you mean fat shut-ins?
 
2014-02-25 08:15:33 PM  
Great, so we're going to have hipsters at Renaissance Fairs now?
 
2014-02-25 08:16:42 PM  
www.runewebvitki.com All approve
 
2014-02-25 08:16:59 PM  
Dammit.

Now I'll have to stop drinking it just to disassociate
 
2014-02-25 08:17:22 PM  
Call me when hops bomb IPAs die out and are old news.
 
2014-02-25 08:18:36 PM  
Hard cider isn't hip anymore?  Good, just means more for me.
 
2014-02-25 08:19:45 PM  

insertsnarkyusername: Mead is nice but I prefer it blended with some sort of fruit wine. That's what I'd really like to see, you can't buy a decent fruit wine barely anywhere and I live in the land of hipsters.


Bargetto Winery out of Monterey/Santa Cruz mountains has some good fruit wines. I don't think there's a problem with shipping to your state if your profile is current. I'm also a big fan of the reds they produce.
 
2014-02-25 08:19:55 PM  

vudukungfu: I was into mead before hipsters parents thought about making hipster babbys and before it was cool.
Hot, mulled mead.


This
 
2014-02-25 08:20:45 PM  
I've had one mead that was palatable, the rest were treacly and foul.
 
2014-02-25 08:21:51 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: Great, so we're going to have hipsters at Renaissance Fairs now?


They're just going to walk around loudly proclaiming that they were into jousting and wearing tights way before it was cool in the 14th century.
 
2014-02-25 08:23:24 PM  

insertsnarkyusername: Mead is nice but I prefer it blended with some sort of fruit wine. That's what I'd really like to see, you can't buy a decent fruit wine barely anywhere and I live in the land of hipsters.


In the US, apparently, rhubarb is legally a fruit, so I can in good conscience say that you should go buy some of Prairie Berry's rhubarb wine. That stuff was probably the best purchase I made on my way through South Dakota (though the tickets to see the Badlands, Mt Rushmore and Crazy Horse were all worth it).
 
2014-02-25 08:23:47 PM  
Oh please let them get into beekeeping as their new fad, Lord the followup articles from the emergency rooms would be epic...
 
2014-02-25 08:24:08 PM  
I've liked mead since I was old enough to drink.
 
2014-02-25 08:24:21 PM  

Oldiron_79: Call me when hops bomb IPAs die out and are old news.


I agree. It's freakin silly. Pointless. A waste.
 
2014-02-25 08:24:26 PM  

Creoena: Hard cider isn't hip anymore?  Good, just means more for me.


THIS
 
2014-02-25 08:25:06 PM  

Oldiron_79: Call me when hops bomb IPAs die out and are old news.


The sooner the better!
 
2014-02-25 08:25:06 PM  
Now I feel lame for keeping mason bees for my garden.

Until the vegetables and drugs start coming up, then those bees rule man, they rule.

Bzzzzzt.
 
2014-02-25 08:26:01 PM  
 
2014-02-25 08:26:20 PM  
Mead is so 2012.  My son's blackberry mead is known as "liquid panty remover" in Bowling Green.
 
2014-02-25 08:29:57 PM  
Well shiat. I decided to try making mead this year, got nearly all the equipment assembled, and now I find out mead-making has gone hipster? This is really not helping my non-hipster cred. At least I don't wear those stupid black-rimmed glasses that I want to rip off the face of every cute chick I see.
 
2014-02-25 08:30:02 PM  
We have an entire bar in SE Portland that is nothing but hard cider. They make their own and have a decent tap selection. Best bottle selection I've veg seen anywhere though. Bushwhacker - if you're in Portland and want amazing cider, it's a must. I wasn't big into cider until I moved to the PNW. Too sweet corporate mass produced shiat wasn't for me. Our cider up here though is epic, high gravity, dry, scrumpy, and eveyprythung in between. Hell we have dry hopped ciders that are epic. Two Towns Cidery out of Salem OR is well worth checking out if you're up here. The Bad Apple at 11% is no joke and is delicious and the Brightcider is on draft at many places in town.

I always thought cider was a girls drink, turns out it's amazing and perfect for crippling alcoholics like me.

/ask me your cider questions, it's my favorite shiat.
 
2014-02-25 08:30:13 PM  

He_Hate_Me: Oldiron_79: Call me when hops bomb IPAs die out and are old news.

The sooner the better!


I'm glad we're all in agreement.
 
2014-02-25 08:30:35 PM  

GuySaults: Mead is so 2012.  My son's blackberry mead is known as "liquid panty remover" in Bowling Green.


Why is everyone telling you about your son's ability to remove panties?

TofuTheAlmighty: I've had one mead that was palatable, the rest were treacly and foul.


This has been my experience as well, although I've only had a few different meads.
 
2014-02-25 08:30:53 PM  
Unpasteurized, of course!
 
2014-02-25 08:30:58 PM  

Reverend J: [www.runewebvitki.com image 850x378] All approve


Lo I see the land of my father.

/love that movie
 
2014-02-25 08:31:06 PM  
So long as it's Hunningbrew and none of that Nordic crap.
 
2014-02-25 08:31:08 PM  
My only problem with mead is leaving it in the bottle long enough for it to properly age/mellow.  I have to hide it from myself.
 
2014-02-25 08:31:16 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: Great, so we're going to have hipsters at Renaissance Fairs now?


I've been to one, in the 90's, and that's enough for one lifetime.

/ "Would ye like a barbecued turkey leg?"
 
2014-02-25 08:32:57 PM  
i46.tinypic.com
 
2014-02-25 08:33:30 PM  
I leaned that for some reason strip clubs in Portland have different areas for 18-21 year old dancers, and 21+.    They have to be segregated for some odd reason.  But everyone who worked there was topless.  Good times.  And the place I think was called El Diablo, but the receipt said Casa Dia Mexican restaurant.  Nice touch.  I also learned I won't wait in a line for donuts, no matter how good you say they are.  The tram system was convenient.  Enjoyable place.

/openstack summit
 
2014-02-25 08:33:30 PM  
It has been mead for a while now.  Saw it at a Renaissance Faire a few years back and have noticed it here and there since.
 
2014-02-25 08:34:34 PM  

duffblue: Ren fair crowds? Do you mean fat shut-ins?


I laughed way too hard at this.
 
2014-02-25 08:35:07 PM  

SkittleBrau: They've been making this for several decades at this winery:

http://www.valleyvineyards.com/orderonline/index.php?main_page=produ ct _info&cPath=19&products_id=12


Ah, awesome. Valley vineyards is only about thirty miles from my house, I think I'll be making the trip once the weather warms up.

Additionally, I can't be the only one who immediately thinks about skyrim when mead is being discussed.
 
2014-02-25 08:37:21 PM  

duffblue: Ren fair crowds? Do you mean fat shut-ins?


I prefer to think of them as pleasantly plump girls, with big boobs, pushing out of corsets.
 
2014-02-25 08:39:08 PM  
Man I miss this stuff:
res.cloudinary.com
 
2014-02-25 08:39:38 PM  

Reverend J: [www.runewebvitki.com image 850x378] All approve


12 out of 13 warriors agree.
 
2014-02-25 08:40:50 PM  

fusillade762: I thought komucha was the new hotness?


Eh, kombucha seems like more of a fad for the "urban farmer" yuppies (NTTAWWT), and the New Age crowd touts it as some magical elixir, but I do like it.

It won't fark you up, like mead, though.
 
2014-02-25 08:40:55 PM  

Pribar: Oh please let them get into beekeeping as their new fad, Lord the followup articles from the emergency rooms would be epic...


They started doing that two years ago. Your hipster-hate is behind the times!
 
2014-02-25 08:40:57 PM  
Have these people not heard of a Bee Sting? (roughly 1 part each mead and hard cider.  My wife loves them to pieces!)
 
2014-02-25 08:41:13 PM  
Bought some birch mead in Alaska about 5 or 6 years ago. Stuff was AMAZING.

I had never had it before, and was just trying it as a matter of curiosity..but holy cow it was awesome.
 
2014-02-25 08:42:19 PM  
I would be a lot warmer and a lot happier with a bellyful of mead.
 
2014-02-25 08:42:23 PM  

deeyablo: Oldiron_79: Call me when hops bomb IPAs die out and are old news.

I agree. It's freakin silly. Pointless. A waste.


Show us the pictures where you have been forced to drink them at gun point.  Put'em up or shut up.

/ I'm not a big fan of lagers, but, I don't piss and moan every time I see one.
// Don't buy them and your problem is solved
 
2014-02-25 08:43:46 PM  

CygnusDarius: I would be a lot warmer and a lot happier with a bellyful of mead.


stupid bees and their stupid honey
 
2014-02-25 08:44:09 PM  
Darn this is depressing. The local great place "Sprechers" has just started doing a mead blend. They used to be above the curve for interesting things, their being behind only allows for quality, good stuff, etc. hopefully they rise above the curve for the "pretentious" and keep doing awesome brew. (Yes, joking).
 
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