Brewing and Vinting

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

Guinness is good for you!

New research states that a pint of Guinness a day "may work as well as an aspirin to prevent heart clots that raise the risk of heart attacks," according to an article in the BBC.

[LOC] Rhythm & Brews Tourney and Feast

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Unto the populace of Lochac does Mordenvale extend its invitation to join in on our very first annual Rhythm & Brews Tourney and Feast.

Come along for a Rose Tourney to honour the time old court of love in a spectacular St Valentine's boast of chivalry and prowess.

Settle in for an evening of entertainment from the bawdy to the harmonic. Be refreshed by period beverages of the alcoholic and Location:
Barony of Mordenvale (Kariong, New South Wales)

[NOR] A Shakespearean Twelfth Night

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We would like to formally invite all of you to come and celebrate Twelfth Night with us! Included below are the details for the event. Also, if anyone would like to teach a class at this event, please email Ceindrech at chronicler@schattentor.org. We would love to have you share your talents and skills with us and the populace.

Site opens: Saturday January 5th, 2008 at 11:00 am Location:
Shire of Schattentor (Rapid City, South Dakota)

Volunteers needed for International Mead Festival

The 2008 International Mead Festival will be held February 8-9, 2008 in Denver, Colorado, and volunteers are needed for jobs such as ticket-taking, judging etc. Pay? No formal pay, but you might get free mead!

International Mead Festival accepting entries for Home Mead Maker Competition

The International Mead Festival, which will be held in Denver, Colorado in February 2008, is accepting entries from home mead-makers until December 15, 2007.

[WES] Vinhold's All Hallows Feast

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Please come and join us for a gastronomic tour of late-period Spain, Galacia and Portugal. We will be holding a sotelties competition in the theme of 'Birds of the Knowne World', a cordials competition, and a competition to select the next Bard of Vinhold consisting of three pieces (a documented piece, a piece in documented style and a Masterwork of the performers best)!

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2pm-9pm November 3rd 2007. First course will be served at 3pm. Location:
Barony of Vinhold (Napa, California)

Skorri makes mead

Skorri Einarsson shares his mead-making techniques in humorous how-to videos posted on YouTube.

Vintner honors Italian ancestors with castle

Daryl Sattui, a Napa Valley, California winemaker, has spent 13 years and over US$30M to build a castle, complete with towers and dungeons, to honor his Italian ancestors.

Golden Tygre Tavern & Lucan's Ducal Challenge

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We are happy to announce that the Golden Tygre Tavern will be opening for business again this September. This year we will have the honor of being on the battlefield of Lucan's Ducal Challenge. His Grace is planning a tourney of proportions rarely seen in these lands. Melee teams of ten warriors will battle against one another for superiority on the field.

On a hard day of fighting (and watching your favorite team), all are Location:
Barony of the Bridge (Coventry, Rhode Island)

Content Wanted for the Fall Issue of Mead, Meat & More

ban-Ollaimh Cinniu ingen Cuthbaid, Editor of Mead, Mead & More, the quarterly subsidiary publication to the Northstar (Northshield’s A&S newsletter), is seeking submissions for the Fall 2007 issue. Submissions are due by August 18, 2007.

Baroness' Champion

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Come! It is time once again to gather and enjoy the choosing of the new Champion for the Baroness of Selviergard! Pitch your pavilion within the Selviergard encampment and enjoy the most excellent fighting, dancing and fireworks!

On Saturday please join Baroness Katarzina in watching all the fighters come together and by right of heavy weapon combat compete for the chance to become Her Excellency's new Champion. No claimant shall be Location:
Barony of Selviergard (Houston, Alaska)

"Where Heaven and Earth Meet"

“Wo sich Himmel und Erde Begegnen” (Where heaven and earth meet) read posters advertising Stift Klosterneuburg, a 900-year-old monastery near Vienna, Austria, one of the oldest working monasteries in the country. Sarah Wildman of the New York Times visits.

May 5 is National Homebrew Day

The Brewers Association would like to remind everyone that the first Saturday in May (May 5 in 2007) is National Homebrew Day, a chance to share recipes and celebrate by lifting a glass.

Winter's Gate Irish Revel

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Hear ye! Hear ye! Come one, come all to revel in the splendors of Ireland on our great day of heritage. We invite you all to cast off the cold and dreary white of winter and enjoy the succulent greens of soon-to-arrive spring. The hearth will be warm and fighting will commence before we can all sit down to feast on whatever is left after the table top siege is done. That's right; build and bring your own tabletop (food) siege weapons, decorated either in the style of the Irish defenders or the invading English, Scotts, or Vikings. Remember that the food fight will be held with Location:
Shire of Winter's Gate (North Pole, Alaska)

Winter issue of "Mead, Meat & More" available

ban-Ollaimh Cinniu ingen Cuthbaid, Editor of Northshield's Mead, Mead & More, has announced that the Winter 2007 issue is now available.

A history of rootbeer

The website essortment has a history of rootbeer from its origins as a miracle cure to its modern popularity as a social beverage. The site includes an early American recipe and a list of ingredients for the drink.

Cooking Thyng III and Brewing, Also

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Come one, come all, to a day of all things edible and potable! Take, or teach, classes in the culinary and brewing arts. Spend time with friends in the large gathering room. Visit the merchants. At the end of the day, partake of a teaching feast, serving food and facts in a delicious combination.

Dayboard will also be the A&S display. Do you have a special soup? Create a gratifying grain? Whip up a delectable dessert? Put it on our dayboard and Location:
Shire of Caer Adamant (Newark, Delaware)

Meadmakers to gather in Florida for Meadllennium

On January 27, 2007, meadmakers across the nation will diverge on Orlando, Florida for Meadllennium, the longest-running meadmakers convention in the United States. The convention is open to all home-brewers and includes judgings, prizes and the announcement of the coveted "Best of Show" award.

Gluten-free beer

Anheuser-Busch Company has announced the creation of Redbridge, a beer made from sorghum that allows those with wheat allergies to enjoy a brew.

Lindisfarne Mead Finally to be Imported to the US

After 40 years, the owners of Lindisfarne Limited have secured permission to import their famous herb-infused Lindisfarne Mead to the United States. Permission to import was denied because of product labeling issues.

Warlord and Champions 2007

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This June, the 14-17, 2007 Dragonsspine will be hosting its Baron's Brewing Competition yet again. This time, we offer it with the enticement of celebrating the Brewers as well as the Outlands at the Outlands' 21st Birthday Party later following the competition!

This event will not be your typical Champions as there will not only be tournaments, but also battles of a grand scale fought in and around a castle Location:
Barony of Dragonsspine (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Donal O'Brien Laureled in Caid

Broichan has announced that photos from the recent elevation of Master Donal O'Brien to the Order of the Laurel are now available to view online. The elevation took place at the Dreiburgen Anniversary in the Kingdom of Caid.

Koge Bog: 1616

A late period (1616) Danish cookbook is now available from a New Zealand website. The book, in Danish with English translation, contains "A hundred useful pieces, Which are about brewing, baking, Cooking, aquavit and mead to make, As is useful in house Holding etc. Which before not in our Danish Language is issued in print."

Salute, Cheers and Slainte!

Charged with the honor of giving the toast at the next feast? Why not learn to say "Cheers" in a new language? The Alternative Whisky Academy has published a website with toasts in many different languages.

Hrafnafjordr's Brewing Symposium

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Do you like Arts and Sciences? Do you like making beer? Do you like drinking beer? Do you want to learn how they made beer in different period cultures? Well then get yourself to the Shire of Hrafnafjordr's first annual Brewing Symposium, formerly known as Winter Welcome.

Lord Gunnar will be teaching a hands-on class where you can make period beer, and then drink it later at your leisure. What is period beer? Well, Location:
Shire of Hrafnafjordr (Soldotna, Alaska)

Sam Adams is Sponsoring Homebrew Contest

Brewer Samuel Adams is sponsoring Longshot: the 2006 American Homebrew Contest for non-commercial brewers who are residents of the United States. Samples must be shipped to the brewery for judging by August 18, 2006.

Inflatable Pub "Goes Anywhere"

Innovations Extreme Inflatables has announced the "launch of the World's first fully functioning Mobile Inflatable Pub. Be the first and only person in your country to operate The Pub that reaches places, that other pubs cannot reach."

Brewing Laurel finds niche in modern-world beer marketplace

Mistress Lina von Wissen, mka Leigh Nogy, turned to the SCA when she wanted to learn brewing methods and eventually became a Laurel in brewing. Now she applies her talents in the modern world, and she is starting a business to brew gluten-free beer. An article in The Morning News tells her story.

Got mead?

Alberta, Canada beekeepers are hoping the province's move to allow a cottage wine industry to develop for an ancient beverage will create a buzz among liquor connoisseurs.

Vita vinum est (Wine is Life)

Romans loved their wine, loved talking about it — and writing about it. An article for CentreDaily.com focuses on the history and sources for study of Roman wine.