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The US Government vs. Commercial Mead

Mead production in the USA is classed as the production of an “agricultural wine.” This means that cereal, grains, and molasses are not allowed in the production of commercial mead. Hops can only be used sparingly. And most traditional types of meads would be classed as malt beverages or “other than standard” wines. The mead category is a bizarre blend of wine and beer regulations, rather than its own category,…

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