Saturday, July 9, 2022

Latest Buzz in the World of Mead, Vol. 01, Issue 06

In this Latest Buzz, we are talking about Unpossible Mead, Galena Cellars, Wyldewood Cellars Illinois, Wilderbee Farm, Superstition Meadery, Arizona Mead Company, Annapurna Mead, and Norse Nectar Meadery.


Unpossible Mead wins multiple awards at 2022 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition

Dwight, Illinois’ Unpossible Mead captured several awards at the recent Illinois State Fair Wine Competition including Best of Class and Gold for their Mega Meme. Other meads from Unpossible Mead winning awards were Cherry Bomber, Love Apple, and Marshmallow Fields all taking home Silver.

Also taking home awards this year were Galena Cellars scoring a Silver for their Honey Mead and Wyldewood Cellars Illinois landed a Silver for their Elderberry Blackberry Mead. On the amatuer side of production, Paul Butler snagged for awards with his 2021 Spring Hibiscus Mead, 2021 Fall Hibiscus Mead, and 2021 Bees on the Beach Spring Mead winning Silvers while his 2021 Traditional Mead took home a Bronze.

For a complete list of 2022 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition winners, click here.


Wilderbee Farm Announces New Mead Release

 From Wilderbee's website:

"Mango! Mango! Mango! is back! You may remember the crisp, dry mead infused with refreshing fruity mango that we served up as a trial tasting. Customer consensus was thumbs-up, so we crafted a small batch of 100 bottles and it's ready to release. Available for tastes, pours, and bottle purchase."
Visit Wilderbee Farm for more information.


Superstition Meadery Releases Velocity Raptor

A collaboration with Movement Brewing out of Rancho Cordova, CA, this wildflower honey mead was fermented with a bunch of mandarins, blood oranges, and navel oranges, along with plum and almonds! It is beautifully floral, with big notes of citrus, plum and marzipan!

Velocity Raptor (12% ABV / $36 375 ml) is available at Superstition Downtown and the Prescott Tasting Room now. It will be available on the Webstore on Tuesday, July 12th at 11am (10am for Guild Members).


Did You Know About Chandler's Secret Meadery? Now You Do

Metro Phoenix's secret meadery is just 700 square feet, open a mere two days a week, and hidden away in an industrial park in Chandler.

Visiting Arizona Mead Company is like being in your homebrewer friend's basement. It’s comfortable. There are games to play. The space only fits some 35 people. And on the walls are paintings of Vikings.

Read the full story from Phoenix New Times here.


Annapurna Mead Wants to Be Your Next Canned Beverage

Patrick Dobbins is giving the world’s oldest alcoholic drink a makeover. The mead maker and owner of Colorado’s Annapurna Mead is doing two things to reach a wider audience: He's ditching bottles for cans and making a dry mead that’s relatively low in alcohol.

Read the full story on Westword here.


Norse Nectar Meadery's Loki is back!!!

Kalamazoo, Michigan's Norse Nectar Meadery announced that "Loki has been brewing for the past couple of months and is back on tap."

Loki is a traditional, semi-sweet, still, barrel-aged mead. It has a honey aroma and blueberry sweetness upfront and an apple barrel char finish.

Find more information on Loki here.


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