All this started to change around the year 2000—and the change, like the IPA revolution in beer, began in the United States. According to the American Mead Makers Association, in 2003, there were 60 meaderies in America. In 2020, there were 450, with 200 more in the pipeline. The American mead revival has its roots in the same law that kicked off the IPA revolution in beer. In 1919, the U.S. banned home brewing as part of Prohibition. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter repealed this law.