Brewing and Vinting

Creation of wine, beer, ale, and other alcoholic beverages.

[ATE] War Practice

The Barony of Tir Ysgithr is pleased to host the first War Practice of the new year on Sunday, January 8, the day after Kingdom 12th Night, also to be held in Tir Ysgithr. 

[ATL] Lion's Head Tavern

The fall harvest is in. Come spend a day with the people of Greenlion Bay and taste the fruits of the harvest. Winter is almost upon us. Help us celebrate the changing of the seasons with a feast and a dance at the main tavern in the area.

[WES] Mists Fall Investiture

It is a time of joy and celebration as the Principality of the Mists come together to bear witness to the investiture of our new Prince and Princess.

[ATL] Jesters Tournament

Come out and play with us. Test your skills, place some wages and win some prizes. There will be Games of Chance all day for fighters and non-fighters alike.

Own a castle in California

Once a brewery, now a home, Albion Castle in Hunter's Point, San Francisco, California, complete with underground underwater cavern, is for sale for US$975,000. (photos)

[WES] All Hallows Feast

Recession got you down? The Barony of Vinhold invites you to its All Hallows Feast October 22, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. to join the Danse Macabre leading noble, merchant, peasant and pauper through the travails of famine to the joys of feasting.

Beer through time in England

The editors of the Telegraph pay homage to everyone's favorite brew with a slideshow of photos entitled An illustrated history of English beer.

World's "most popular beverage" might have roots in Patagonia

15th century Bavarian lager beer may have an unlikely parentage: a blend of German yeast with one found in the beech forests of Patagonia in southern Argentina, and brought to Germany aboard European ships.

[LOC] Rhythm and Brews Tourney and Feast

Rhythm & Brews 2012 will be held on the weekend of Friday 10th - Sunday 12th, February. The event will be held at Camp Kariong. (Formerly Kariong Scout Camp) Woy Woy Rd, Kariong. NSW.

[ATE] Brew Ha-Ha

With high hopes of attracting the Kingdom of Atenveldt's Brewers and Bards, on October 8th of 2011, the Shire of Granholme will be hosting an event where Bards and Brewers get together to strut their stuff and entertain us. 

Drachenwald impresses with Pennsic gift basket

It is a tradition for SCA royalty to gift other kingdom royals with a basket of items made by members from Their Kingdom. In 2011, Drachenwald's gift basket to Ealdormere was particularly splendid. Annika Madejska shares photos of items included in the basket on PicasaWeb.

[ATL] Siege of Glengary XVI

Word has been carried in the wind. Atlantia will once again lay siege to the Shire of Sylvan Glen on September 23th – 25th, 2011 for the Silver Apple.

[ART] Lochtoberfest

As fair München prepares to celebrate its 178th Oktoberfest, the Barony of Loch Salann invites you to be exceptionally creative about your anachronisms and join us in a lighthearted mimicry of an event that didn’t have its inception until 1810.

Food fit for a Stuart king

An article in the UK's Southern Reporer takes a looks at food and how local meals were shaped by political circumstance in Stuart Scotland (1603-1746).  Through battle and peace, famine and plenty, recipes changed to fit the times.

"Beer Archaeologist" adds ancient flair to modern brews

The August 2011 issue of Smithsonian Magazine features alengthy article on "Beer Archaeologist" Patrick McGovern whose series of books examines the history of the brew. The article is written by Abigail Tucker.

Peabody Essex Museum to host historic beer tasting

On August 11, 2011 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (US Eastern), the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts will host "A Pint of the Past," a tasting of historic beers whose recipes are based on "ancient and historic beers."

AEthelmearc artisans featured on Manor de Blair website

Members of SCA household, Manor de Blair in the Barony of Delftwood, Æthelmearc, showcase their A&S entries at the Annual Festival of the Passing of the Ice Dragon in the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael.

Local mead: "It's like it's 1380 all over again"

According to Woody Drake of Brothers Drake meadery in Columbus, Ohio, the mead-making business is booming in the United States, thanks largely to the new trend in eating - and drinking - local products. Tim Fitzsimmons of NPR's Weekend Edition has the audio story.

Ancient wine found in China

Archaeologists have unearthed a 2,000 year old wine jug in Henan Province, China. The copper pot, sealed by centuries of rust, still has liquid in it.

[ANS] Steppes Warlord and Royal Huntsman

Come out to the 38th Steppes Warlord and Royal Huntsman May 27 – May 30th in Canton, Texas

[ATE] Bacchanal

It's time to don your chiton or toga again this spring with the College of Brymstonne! Springtime calls us with faint melodies of laughter and play. Soon the cozy warmth of the sun will have us basking in its beauty! And with April at its end, we celebrate May Day in the Roman tradition of the festival of Floralia!

"Runestone Red" wins praise for Viking scholar

Need the perfect wine for a Norse night, or a picnic on Runestone Hill? Why not try Runestone Red, a wine promoted on the Norse and Viking Ramblings blog.

[ANT] Honor War 2011

Honor War 2011 is April 15-17th...is your calendar marked yet? If not, please consider attending this event with the folk of Lyonsmarche in Hell's Gate State Park, Lewiston, Idaho.

[ANS] Baronial Investiture of Pasquale & Giovanna

The Barony of Raven’s Fort Invites you to the Baronial Investiture of Pasquale Pace & Giovanna Lena Caronna March 25 – 27, 2011.

[ATL] Feast of St. Pyr VIII

The Barony of Black Diamond invites one and all to join us in celebrating our most favored saint, St. Pyr, a Welsh abbot of the 6th century known for his lax rule and love of imbibing.

Celtic beer: more taste, less modern

“These additives gave Celtic beer a completely different taste than what we’re used to today,” said Hans-Peter Stika of the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart about the use of mugwort, carrot seeds or henbane to flavor Iron Age beer.

This week in barley: Two brewing discoveries in Germany

Thousands of charred barley grains have been found in ditches in the early Celtic settlement of Eberdingen-Hochdorf, Germany. The site may have been used to make beer for a nearby religious center.

Mead makes a comeback

Vicky Rowe knows a lot about mead. The owner of Gotmead.com, "the Internet's premier resource for everything to do with mead," spoke recently to Allen G. Breed of SFGate.com about the comeback of the drink in mainstream society.

[ATL] Manannan Mac Lir XXXII

Cold winds and snow may dominate the Northern reaches of our fair Kingdom, but here in the South, winter means camellias and time to fight for the Broach of Manannan.

Sahti: the drink of Viking champions

Some years ago, archaeologists discovered the remains of a Scandinavian ale called Sahti inside a barrel in a Viking ship burial. Now modern brewers are trying out the ancient recipe.