Thirsty Thursdays: Ginger Mead by Trafalgar Ales and Meads


By Daniel Bordage

Beer: Ginger Mead by Trafalgar Ales and Meads

Style: Mead

ABV: 9%

Pairing: A Random Playlist

About the Beer:  This week, I wanted to randomize my experience. Nothing like putting random on and getting a good stretch of music while working out, hosting guests, or just chilling at home. Sometimes you will get a dud and, full disclosure, I skipped “Ions” by Tool. I posted a video of my process on how I chose the beer with a die HERE… The beer isn’t really a beer, it’s mead. Meads are said to be the oldest known alcoholic drink recorded. Opening the bottle, its odor was very sour. The first sip was like drinking a sour beer. Ginger was present but overshadowed by acridity. I was a bit disappointed as I wanted more ginger for this Ginger (I have red hair, I’m allowed to say it). This playlist of randomness was also curated by our very own Eric Scharf

Commercial Description:

One of the world’s oldest alcoholic beverages, our Ginger Mead is a dry, slightly sparkling drink with prevalent natural flavours and aromas of wildflower honey and fresh ginger root. Enjoy this offering with fish, sushi, or spicy Thai cuisine.


The Music:

Bonobo “Pick Up

Happy this one came up first.

Atherton “Good Gone

#OttBand Hip Hop artist. Old School meets New School

Japandroids “Evil’s Sway

I find they sound the same in most songs but this one is worth it!


Alanis Morissette “Hand In My Pocket

The beauty of random. #OttBand

The Morning Benders “Promises


White Wires “All Night Long

The White Wires can show up randomly all night long. #OttBand

Average Times “I Hate Tomato Juice and I Hate You

There is nothing average about the smile on my face everytime this song comes on while on shuffle… oh, puns. #OttBand

Amadou & Mariam “Fête au Village

Mau Chao produced them. Well worth a listen.

Handsome Boy Modeling School “A Day In The Life

Featuring RZA and Mars Volta… yeah, I know!!


DangerDoom “Benzie Box

Best Fuzz sound on the bass…

Mehdi Cayenne Club “L’art pour l’art

A great #OttBand that is well deserving on finishing off the playlist

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