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Best Local Drink of 2012: Brothers Drake Apple Pie Mead

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2012 was another good year for local alcohol production, with new spirits, beers, wines and meads all being added to the lineup. Only one beverage of choice can stand out as number one, and this year our readers picked Brothers Drake Apple Pie Mead.

This mead has been described as “dessert in a glass” with its super sweet profile made from Ohio apples, local wildflower honey, and a blend of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove. Perfect for holiday parties, and perfect for summer picnics.

Top 10 Local Drinks of 2012:

  1. Brothers Drake Apple Pie Mead
  2. Watershed Four Peel Gin
  3. Brothers Drake Honey Oak Mead
  4. OYO Honey Vanilla Bean Vodka
  5. Watershed Bourbon
  6. Columbus Brewing Company Pale Ale
  7. Columbus Brewing Company IPA
  8. OYO Vodka
  9. Rockmill Brewery Cask Aged Tripel
  10. OYO Bourbon Whiskey – Michelone Reserve

Flashback: Best Drink of 2011 – Yuengling
Flashback: Best Drink of 2010 – Oyo Vodka
Flashback: Best Drink of 2009 – Great Lakes Christmas Ale
Flashback: Best Drink of 2008 – Everything

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5 Responses to Best Local Drink of 2012: Brothers Drake Apple Pie Mead

  1. Kahiki
    Kahiki December 28, 2012 5:39 pm at 5:39 pm

    I’m glad that the winner was actually a local product this year. Progress!

  2. Walker Evans
    Walker December 28, 2012 6:02 pm at 6:02 pm

    Heh. We did actually change up this category a bit by asking best “Local Drink” rather than just “Best Drink”. ;)

  3. billbix December 30, 2012 9:09 am at 9:09 am

    Yuengling in 2011!? really?

  4. Walker Evans
    Walker December 30, 2012 11:32 am at 11:32 am

    It was new to the market here. You previously couldn’t buy it locally.

  5. billbix December 30, 2012 1:38 pm at 1:38 pm

    Thanks Walker – I guess I really never noticed they didn’t have it here. I just assumed they ramped up marketing in a big way. When I lived in PA it was just another cheap beer.

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