Brewing does not actually capture everything created at the meadery. Artisanal beverages is actually a much better description. Classifying beverages into something everyone understands is a bit more difficult. Mead, Cider, Beer and Ale are very old terms that have changed over time but do not necessarily reflect the history from which the terms came. The vast majority of classification is steeped in the tastes that derive from place.
The V line up of meads, at their simplest are water, honey and yeast. We focus on everyday drinking meads, occasionally throwing in some heavy hitters for special occasions.