Drunk by Beowulf and Shakespeare, mead is one of the oldest fermented beverages. There are now over 100 active meaderies in the United States, including this standout in Boulder. Founded by David Myers in 2000, the meadery crafts several beverages that quickly demonstrate why this amateur mead-maker turned pro. The meadery offers free 30-minute tours and tastings, and sells its wares and other regional foods and gifts.