Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Latest Buzz in the World of Mead, Vol. 1, Issue 2

Arizona Daily Sun features Drinking Horn Meadery co-founder in 20 Under 40

Flagstaff, Arizona's Drinking Horn Meadery co-founder, Evan Anderson (alongside wife Kelly), was featured in the Arizona Daily Sun's "20 Under 40" article on Mar 20, 2022. You can read the brief interview here.

According to Drinking Horn's website"Drinking Horn Meadery was born in the pines of Flagstaff, Arizona in 2014. The mead is inspired by a desire to live, and drink more simply and environmentally responsible. Created in small batches using only the best ingredients, Drinking Horn's authentic recipes strive to get back to the roots of one of human kind's earliest libations." You can explore the meadery's mead selection here and see their buy their mead online here.


 Folklore Brewing and Meadery Participates in The Taste of Pelham

According to an article in the Shelby County Reporter, Dothan, AL based Folklore Brewing and Meadery participated in The Taste of Pelham last Tuesday evening, March 15. The event highlights the best local restaurants around town.

For background, I consulted Folklore's website and found, "Folklore Brewing & Meadery became the first “packaging brewery” in Dothan since the Prohibition era. Jeremy Pate and his family started brewing beer as a pastime, but the concept of doing it for a living quickly became their dream. The tasting room has over 14 varieties of beer and 8 or more house-made meads to sample and order a glass of. Growlers can be filled and 6-packs can be purchased, both for off-premise consumption. Check back with Facebook often for current events, beer releases and live entertainment schedules."

Their mead list can be found here and their address/operating hours can be found here.



Lost Cause Meadery Announces First Release of 2022

Lost Cause Meadery announced their first bottle release of the year and it's a double! This Friday, March 25, at 10 am PT, Lost Cause will release Ride or Chai and Cobblered to Death. Information on the bottles is as follows.

Rum Barrel-Aged Ride or Chai

14% ABV | $32

Chai mead w/ wildflower honey, chai tea & vanilla, aged in rum barrels for 22 months.

Meadmaker's Notes: This is a quite a sipper. Sweet, decadent with a warming spice kick and noticeable rum presence. Notes of cinnamon, cardamom, caramel, black tea, butterscotch and subtle tobacco all play together and change with each taste. The finish is almost buttery from the rum barrels and the tannins balance a deceivingly sweet dessert mead. I can't wait to see how this keeps integrating with age.

BBA Cobblered to Death

13% ABV | $32

Peach bochet w/ caramelized wildflower honey, peaches, cinnamon and vanilla, aged 22 months in bourbon barrels.

Meadmaker's Notes: Similar to the original Cobblered To Death mead but boozier and broodier, with a level of depth and complexity not often found in dessert-inspired meads. Starts with notes of stone fruit and cinnamon, then leads to warm vanilla, pie crust and apricot jam with a wonderfully boozy bourbon finish. A much different experience as it goes from chilled to room temp. Should age wonderfully for years.

Release Details

  • Online Release: Friday 3/25 @ 10 am PT
  • OZNR pick-up orders at Bay Park only starting Friday @ 4pm PT
  • Available on tap and for in-person purchase at Bay Park starting Friday @ 4pm PT
  • Proxies OK: once purchased via OZNR you can add a proxy from the app
For more information, please visit Lost Cause's website.


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