Mead is an alcoholic beverage made with fermented honey. It has a sweet taste.
The sharing of "meat and mead" is a common custom in the known world, including in Westeros, by the free companies, and at Vaes Dothrak. The Dothraki prefer clotted mare's milk over mead, however.
The mead and cider of the Quiet Isle are famous.
Tormund's titles include Mead-King of Ruddy Hall.
The party of Queen Alysanne Targaryen celebrated with meat and mead when they reached Winterfell in 58 AC. Lothor Burley served mead and stout to the queen when she arrived at Castle Black.
Theon Greyjoy often drank mead with Farlen while discussing hounds and hunting.
Tormund claims to have slept with a bear after consuming a cask of mead at Ruddy Hall.
Gilly drank sweet mead on the day she wed her father, Craster.
A Storm of Swords
Val and Jarl share a horn of mead when Jon Snow is introduced to Mance Rayder. Jon accepts the offer of mead from the King-Beyond-the-Wall. After Donal Noye, Mag Mar Tun Doh Weg, and Ygritte are slain during the attack on Castle Black, Jon and Tormund share a skin of strong mead to honor their fallen comrades.
Samwell Tarly tells Gilly that Dareon's singing is as sweet as mead.
Casks and wagons of ale, mead, and wine are provided by House Frey during the Red Wedding. Flagons of mead, milk, and golden wine are served at the breakfast feast when King Joffrey I Baratheon receives wedding gifts. A fine light mead is served for the wedding of Lysa Arryn to Petyr Baelish at the Fingers.
A Feast for Crows
Brother Clement sells mead from the Quiet Isle at Saltpans, but he is killed when the town is raided by outlaws.
At Standfast, "meat and mead" meant chicken and ale, but Ser Eustace ate the same plain fare himself.—thoughts of Duncan the Tall
I welcome you to our fires, and offer you meat and mead in honor of our friendship.—Bran Stark to northern lords
I never get drunk. Mead only makes me merry.—Marillion to Sansa Stark
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 46, Samwell III.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 59, Catelyn IX.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 11, Theon I.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 31, Brienne VI.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 53, Jon XI.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 25, The Windblown.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 36, Daenerys IV.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 12, Daenerys I.
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 7, Jon I.
- ↑ Not a Blog: A FIRE & BLOOD Excerpt just for YOU! (September 27, 2018)
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 56, Theon V.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 15, Jon II.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 73, Jon X.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 50, Arya X.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 51, Catelyn VII.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 59, Sansa IV.
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 68, Sansa VI.
- ↑ The Sworn Sword.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 53, Bran VI.