Medieval Events

Brewing events with the Society for Creative Anachronism, where we are mostly concerned with re-creating recipes and styles that predate 1600 AD.

Bochet Mead (Ever Try Caramelized Honey?)

Bochet Mead (Ever Try Caramelized Honey?)

You can imagine my extreme hesitation at the idea of making a bochet mead. I am a cold-method meadmaker.  I heat water as little as possible to mix with the must, and heat the honey not at all.  the days of pasteurizing my own honey are long past.     Heat drives […]

Brewers' Roundtable at this weekend's event

Brewers’ Roundtable at this weekend’s event

For you medievalists who might be able to actually attend, and all you crazy brewers who like getting together with other brewers to see what’s shakin’, may I recommend this weekend’s  Brewers’ Roundtable?  It’s something we do a lot of in the historical brewing world that you modern types may […]

Medieval Summer Camp and thinking about beer

Medieval Summer Camp and thinking about beer

I’m back home from medieval summer camp (where I and ten thousand of my closest friends re-create camps and life in different eras prior to 1600 AD, complete with battles, bards, and all manner of arts displays, tournaments, and competitions – have I mentioned the parties?).  I am thinking about […]

Medieval Brewing Smackdown and why it was fun

Medieval Brewing Smackdown and why it was fun

I used to know it as a fun fighting event. It all started like this In the world of medieval enactors in the Society for Creative Anachronism, an integral part of an event is the afternoon Court.  The local baron and/or baroness preside, and sometimes we have Royalty as well […]