Jereme Zimmerman is a writer and traditional brewing revivalist who lives in Berea, Kentucky with his wife, Jenna, and daughters, Sadie and Maisie. He writes for various sustainability, homesteading, and farming magazines and travels nationwide to present on topics such as fermentation, natural and holistic homebrewing, modern homesteading, and sustainable living. He is an avid fermenter and researches extensively into traditional fermentation practices in order to revive lost food arts and to educate people on how to preserve food and drink using traditional, natural, and healing techniques and ingredients. He is the author of Make Mead Like a Viking (which has been translated into German as Met Brauen wie ein Wikinger) and Brew Beer Like a Yeti.
Make Mead Like a Viking
Ancient societies brewed flavorful and healing meads, ales, and wines for millennia using only intuition, storytelling, and knowledge passed down through generations—no fancy, expensive equipment or degrees in chemistry needed. In Make Mead Like a Viking, homesteader, fermentation enthusiast, and self-described “Appalachian Yeti Viking” Jereme Zimmerman summons the bryggjemann of the ancient Norse to demonstrate how homebrewing mead—arguably the world’s oldest fermented alcoholic beverage—can be not only uncomplicated but fun.