AOB Releases New Book on Mead Making

The Association of Brewers’ Brewers Publications division has announced the release of its newest book, The Complete Meadmaker. Authored by master meadmaker and amateur orchardist Ken Schramm of Troy, Mich., the book provides a modern update on home production techniques for the world’s oldest adult beverage.

“No beverage serves as the focus for more myth and folklore than this romantic and resplendent elixir,” writes Schramm. The book tells the novice how to begin and the experienced brewer or winemaker how to succeed in this newest of the beverage arts.

Ken Schramm has been making and studying mead since 1988. He has won numerous awards at national and regional competitions and has twice been given the honor of preparing the commemorative mead for the American Homebrewers Association national conference and he is the founding Competition Director of the oldest American mead competition, the Mazer Cup. He also cultivates more than 100 varieties of fruit in his home orchard, searching endlessly for the perfect ingredients for mead.

Consumers can purchase the book at the Association of Brewers website at or by calling the Association’s customer service line at 888-822-6273. The book is also available from retail book sellers and home beer and wine shops nationally.