WHAT IS MEAD?
Commonly known as Ambrosia, Nectar of the Gods, Drink of the Vikings and Honey-Wine, Mead is the most ancient form of alcoholic drink. It is the stuff of myth & legend and is experiencing a huge resurgence in popularity. We are proud to be part of this long-awaited renaissance.
Meads are traditionally made with honey, yeast and water, yet also often feature herbs, peppers, fruits and even exciting flavor combinations. The wonderful world of mead is both complex and diverse.
THE SWEET TRUTH
Since mead is made from honey, many people assume that it must be sweet and syrupy. The truth is there are just as many nuances available to meads as there are to grape wine. They can be dry or sweet, fruity or refined, still, carbonated, focused on rare honey varietals, or showcase the qualities of a specific strain of yeast.
Good things come to those who wait. Some of our meads just taste best cuddled around a roaring fire or chilling out by the pool. These seasonal treats are specifically crafted for sharing on special days. Your loved ones deserve better than “Pumpkin Spice,” and we want to help you deliver it.
Our Mead Meister, John, comes from a culinary family and is one of three brothers who have been trying to out-shine each other since they were very young. This constant competition led each man to hone their culinary skills in different ways.
John’s love of flavors, coupled with his desire to share fascinating creations, led him to brewing more than 18 years ago. He has been crafting artisan ciders, beers and breads for family and friends ever since, and realized his passion for mead-making back in 2008.
The art of the fermentation and the way the flavors evolve and play off each other satisfies his culinary curiosity, but it is the sharing of mead with the world that truly feeds his soul.
While many meaderies offer their products primarily in small, artisan-style bottles, we feel that mead is best experienced when shared with others, so you will find our meads in full-sized 750ml bottles.