Monday, June 10, 2019

Hey fellow meaders, I'm back with another update of Caught on COLA - Mead. So let's see what sweetness the mazers have in store for us and get the latest buzz from the world of mead.
We start off with Melovino Meadery's Rhyme or Reason which is an apple cider mead (cyser?) with ginger added. Bottled at a very respectable 14% ABV, Melovino recommends you serve this one up chilled. Checking out their website, this is already available and can be ordered online here so make sure to check it out.
What do you get if you slowly caramelize a batch of honey, add in some roasted pecans and then toss in some cinnamon for good measure? Give up? I think I would call it some golden nectar of the days of yore. Melovino, on the other hand, calls it Gonzo Pecanzo and they claim they've "reached a whole new level of nutty." This is available to buy online here is in 500 ml bottles and is bottled at 13% ABV.
Our next mead is from Texas' Breaking Brew Meadery. Now we have all had hopped mead before and enjoyed the fruity, citrus favor that it brings the mix. But Catastrophe is a little bit different because they brought a mixture of five different hops to the must. Yes, I said five different hops were added to the must adding 100+ IBUs (International Bittering Units) and as you can see, this mead comes in at 13.4% ABV. There is no mention yet on the website of a release.
Does anyone not like peanut butter butter and jelly sandwiches? Well, I'm sure there are a few people out there who don't but not many. How about a PB&J mead? Hmmmm? That's a zebra with different stripes but there are a few meaderies out there that make them. Now we can add W A Meadewerks to that list with their Anybody Want a Peanut? mead. This sweet grape mead with peanut butter flavor is bottled at 12% ABV. I didn't see it mentioned on their website yet so I don't have a release date yet.
Last but definitely not least, one of my favorite labels is introducing an interesting collaboration. It seems that B. Nektar, from my home state of Michigan, has collaborated with Vicky Rowe of Got Mead and they have come up with Cherry Pi with Crust. Promising to bring the taste of sweet and tart cherries with a buttery crust, this mead is bottled at 12.5% ABV. I couldn't find any mention of the release on the B. Nektar website but I'm sure the release will be out soon.

And there you have it folks. That's all I have this week. Hopefully I'll have more for you next week so make sure you check back with me then. Until then, drink more mead!

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