W.Va. Brewers Part of Growing National Mead Revival

Jun 20, 2019

On this West Virginia Morning, mead is often associated with Vikings and medieval feasts. In the 1960s, it made a brief resurgence thanks to renaissance festivals. But in the last couple of years, there’s been a new revival in mead. According to the American Mead Makers Association, it’s the fastest-growing alcoholic beverage in the country. Brittany Patterson spent some time with some West Virginia mead makers and learned how the Mountain State’s unique charm is influencing their craft.

Also on today’s show, professional baseball has played an outsized role in West Virginia. Tonight on West Virginia Public Broadcasting, a radio documentary “Batter Up; Baseball in Charleston” tells part of that story through the memories of the fans who attended the games. Senior reporter Dave Mistich sat down with Eric Douglas, the producer of the show, to learn more about what listeners can expect.

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