Simcoe Mead (Mead Kitchen)

Simcoe Mead

Mead Kitchen, Berkeley

www.themeadkitchen.com

Style: Mead with simcoe hops added (9% ABV)

Rating: 3.5/5

Berkeley’s Mead Kitchen is always doing some innovative stuff with their mead, from aging in wine barrels, to adding ginger, to throwing in a bunch of hops to their vats, as with this simcoe-embued brew. The result is a crisp, dry mead with a touch of honeyed sweetness alongside some citrus and tropical notes. Beautiful on a hot day. — Jake Speed

Song Pairing: “Sugar and Honey,” Roy Orbison