One of the great challenges in a slow food diet is how to get drunk. I’m of the opinion that a delicious fermented beverage is great for productivity, creativity, and having of good times. If you’re 21 years of age of course. We’re trying to eat and drink within our local environs though, and let’s face it, Ketel One travels a LONG way to make it into my glass with its good friend tonic water. Finding local booze is tough, finding AWESOME local booze is even harder.
Enter the fantastic gentlemen of Golden Coast Mead. They make an incredibly delicious product just a short 40 minute drive from me. Not to mention, that with their in house honey production (bee hives!), they’re running an incredibly low impact operation.
Mead is one of the oldest known alcoholic beverages – vikings and other assorted barbarians were fermenting honey and water to get their party on thousands of years ago. Speaking from the experience born of multiple scientific explorations of its effects, I can safely say that its fun in a bottle. It tastes awesome, doesn’t seem to give you a hangover, and it comes from San Diego!
So next time you’re in my hood, check out Golden Coast Mead. And please, let me know about your favorite local booze – I want to test it out next time I head your way!