You may have never heard of these places before, but they're a different drinking experience for sure.

Do you know what mead is? It's sometimes dubbed as the "drink of the Gods" and it's a fermented 'wine' made from honey and water.

"It’s one of the oldest alcoholic beverages ever made, as it was consumed as far back as 4,000 years. Interestingly, mead was common across ancient cultures around the world including those in Asia, Europe and Africa", according to HealthLine.

It's not ACTUALLY wine, but people often categorize it with a wine. It's fermented from the honey's sugar and it's quite unique taste. If you've never tried it before, this is Buffalo and we love new experiences so what are you waiting for.

There are two solid Meaderies in Western New York that are our go-to spots.

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    Queen City Meadery

    290 Center Rd, Buffalo, NY 14224

    HOT TAKE: There is one that have called Barrel of Moneys and it is a blend of Orange Blossom Honey, Strawberry and Banana Mead. A few glasses of that will get you, at about 13% ABV.

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    Lilly Belle Meads

    11 W Main St, Lancaster, NY 14086

    HOT TAKE: Try the BEE LO Mead. There are also something that they call 'Melomels', too!