Anyone for a mead cocktail? Now hipsters and top chefs make medieval honey-based brew trendy

It was a favoured tipple for characters in Beowulf and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.
And now mead is making an unlikely comeback thanks to a surge of interest among trendy youngsters in the medieval brew.
The honey-based drink romanticised in Norse legend and medieval tales is being sold increasingly to supermarkets and restaurants, brewers have said.

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