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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Irish Lion and Mead



One last stop before heading out of town was the Irish Lion. Although this local watering hole has been around for years...I had never stopped in before. Zach was at I.U. about a month ago and told me that the next time I visited I.U. I had to stop in for some Irish fare and a glass of Mead. First of all, it was a great traditional Irish bar...my favorite...since my last name is British and my mother's maiden name was McBride...I have always been in love with all things English/Irish.

It was my first for Mead however and what a unique drink. You can follow the link to find out more about it if you are unfamiliar with it but it is a wine type drink made from fermented honey dating back to before the middle ages. It is said to be the first fermented alcoholic drink. Very smooth and very soothing. By the way most of the bottles on the bar were different Irish whiskeys! Thanks Zach for the recommendation!

With the day approaching it's late afternoon and the sun low on the horizon...it is now my favorite time for pictures. I leave here with memories of a great day and plans to stop along the way back home to take pictures of anything that catches my eye.

Dan

6 comments:

Sunny said...

Growing up in England, I can remember my Grandmother making mead especially around Christmas. I don't know if I ever tasted it, I can't remember that long ago! Ha-ha!
Sunny :)

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny...I can see this being a seasonal drink. It is not something that I wold often drink but for the occasional quiet moment...it is a good choice.

Dan

DawnTreader said...

Never tasted it, but I've read about it! The favourite drink of the Vikings and the Old Norse Gods (Odin & co)...

septembermom said...

I grew up in an Irish American neighborhood in the Bronx. Many pubs lined those streets too. Thanks for bringing back fond memories of fun and laughter.

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader...it is actually quite good. I never thought about the Norsemen but I bet there were glasses of Mead on those long cold nights back then.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Oh Septembermom...I would love to have been able to visit that area when I was traveling up their...I didn't know about it.

Dan