When: Sat., Feb. 7, 2-5 p.m. 2015
If you’d like to party Beowulf-style, like it’s AD 799, then this is the class for you: On Saturday, as part of its series of workshops on urban farming, Berkeley’s BioFuel Oasis will sponsor a class on making mead, the alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey mixed with water. While mead is mostly associated with the ancient great halls of Scandinavia and the swarthy Vikings of yore, these days the beverage is seeing quite a revival in the Bay Area. Saturday’s session, which will include plenty of samples to taste, will offer participants a hands-on experience of the growing trend. The class, which will be taught by expert beekeeper Robert MacKimmie of the San Francisco-based City Bees, will be held at Berkeley’s Sticky Art Lab (1682 University Ave.). The cost is $35, plus an additional $25 materials fee, which covers everything you need to bring home a gallon-jug full of homemade mead.