National Mead Day Saturday Aug 5. Join Us to Celebrate All Day!!
FINALLY Friar Luke's is here!

FINALLY Friar Luke's is here!

LIMITED RELEASE MEAD

The wait is over!  After 22 months of waiting and work, we have finally released a very special mead.  Made…

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Our Meads

Our Meads

New Viking Victory Released!!

New Batch:  Special Release "Jason's Blunder"!!

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Wine Production and Tours

Wine Production and Tours

Wine Tasting and Tours

Stop by and if we are not too busy giving tastings, we would be happy to show you around the…

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Join us at a local farmers market!

Join us at a local farmers market!

Farmers Markets

  Our meadery will be joining the crowds of people in Massachusetts that help support local agriculture, crafts and libations…

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Our Latest Meads

Our meads are made with fresh, unprocessed raw honey, and using local fruits.  We want to support our region's economy, while making the best wine possible!  Prices range from 19.95 to 23.95 (in tasting room), depending on the amount of local produce, and the source of raw honey in the mead.

A special limited release mead will be made 4-5 times per year.

Our Current Lineup (Aug 2017):

Listed Dry to Sweet

 

Choate Bridge Cyser:              ABV 13.7%

Made in honor of my great Uncle John Choate, who was the supervisor during the construction of the first double arched stone bridge in America.  The bridge was completed in 1764.  Ipswich celebrated the 250th anniversary of the bridge in 2015.

This is a "Cyser" (mead and apples), made with fresh pressed, Massachusetts grown apples.  Get a blast of apple flavor and touch of fall with this mead, one of our lighter elixirs.  Perfect for a hot summer day, or a lighter winter wine.  This is one of our dryer meads.  Think a combination of a hard cider and a mead!

 

 devilsfp2Devil's Footprint:                       ABV 14.1%

A devily delightful sipping mead.  Blueberries, raspberry and blackberries locally sourced from Cider Hill Farm (Amesbury) and Nourse Farms (Deerfield) were fermented with raw local honey to make this dry, tart mead.  And a great local historic story to go along with the name!

 

 

 

 

Serendipity:  NEW BATCH                ABV 13.5%

Ginger Pear Mead with a great story.   Made with local honey, "Clapp's Favorite" pear, and locally sourced ginger (yes they grow that here!). 

 

Blueberry Dream:                    ABV 14.3%

Blueberries, from Cider Hill Farms in Amesbury, have been fermented with raw Massachusetts honey.  This year we also added some low bush blueberries from Maine to increase the blueberry color and flavor.  This is one of our favorite products-  always jumping with flavor, this provides thoughts of a late summer rest in a hammock.  We strive to capture the true blueberry flavor, with careful crafting. This a dryer mead with a hint of sweetness.

 


 

Strhuberry: Special Release!        ABV 13.3%

A strawberry rhubarb mead.  Fresh local strawberries, and rhubarb from local gardens.  Need I say more? A bit tart, a bit sweet, and a definite fan favorite.  Think Grandma's pie, but not too sweet.

 

 

 

 

RaspBottleSmallRaspberry Delight:                      ABV 15.0%

Plump local Raspberries combined with fresh summer honey.  Oh my gosh this smells good right out of the fermenter! This mead has been described as "Dangerously Delicious"!  It exactly what you would expect from a mead made with fresh local honey and raspberries from a local family owned farm!

 

 

FL1Friar Luke's: - LIMITED RELEASE!             ABV 18.0%

Only one barrel of this special mead has been made.  Goldenrod honey mead aged for 22 months with both black and white cardamon spice.   Made in style more similar to the first mead Dan ever had, from Denmark, this is an after dinner sipping mead to enjoy with friends!

 

 

VVFrontLabelViking Victory:                     ABV 15.5%

A spiced mead (metheglin) made with bamboo honey.  Perfect for sipping while sitting in front of the fireplace!  Mulled with Nutmeg, Allspice, Cinnamon and Cloves. Get ready to go pillaging!

This mead flys off the shelf.  A good go to if you want a traditional style of mead that has been around for centuries! Because you always wanted to be a Viking...

 

Strawberry Fields:                       ABV 14.7%

Mounds of beautiful, locally grown, red fragrant berries make this mead one of our stand outs. On the tongue, the berry flavor explodes and gives the imbiber thoughts strawberry festivals and early summer.  We have added a hint of cinnamon that lingers on your palate.  This mead is a semi-sweet wine, that has been sweetened with honey to balance the tartness of the berries.

 

 

JBJason's Blunder: - Special Release       ABV 14.3%

A mistake gone good.  An accidental combining of our cranberry and strawberry meads, with the raspberry added as a balancer, the mead drinker is introduced to sweet red berry delight!  A terrible mistake that has gone good.  We made Jason write the label, so you will have to read it to get his full story!

 

 

 

Orange Elation:                           ABV 13.3%

We went out of the area for the orange blossom honey in this straight up mead, but we think you'll agree, this mead is a staple of any wine cellar! Too bad we don't grow orange trees here in New England!  If you have never tried mead, start here!  This is the sweetest of all of our meads, and one of our best sellers.

 

 

COMING SOON:

ITO

 

In The Orchard:- AUGUST

A semi-sweet apple mead (sweeter than our other cyser)  made with local cider, local honey, and aged with Indonesian cinnamon. This a must after a day apple picking in New England! Yum!

 

 

 

BeewitchedLabelSmBeewitched:                       ABV 12.7% AUGUST

We had been selling a dry and a sweet traditional mead since we opened.  A traditional, or "show" mead is a mead that is just fermented honey. You "show" off the characteristics of the honey.  We thought we needed a middle sweetness mead between our other two.  So we came up with Beewitched!  A Semi-sweet clover honey mead.  Made with fresh, raw Maine clover honey.  You got it- the ingredients are honey, water and yeast!!  If dry or sweet is not your thing, give this a try!  Plus, there is a great story to go with it!

 

 

WICKED WENCH:                       ABV 12.7% NATIONAL MEAD DAY, AUGUST 5!

Semi-sweet traditional mead made with northshore MA wildflower honey.  It does not get more local, or better, than this!

 

 

Citrus Breeze:                         ABV 13.1%  SOLD OUT

Basil lovers unite! Honey and fresh naval oranges are combined with local sweet and lemon basil.  Sit on the deck, lean back and enjoy! Or have with a pasta dish, pizza, or some Thai food!  Yummy! You have to try this one to appreciated it.

Last summer, a popular drink was adding a dash of gin, and a slice of orange for a superb cocktail.  Use your imagination!

 

 

Puritan Pride:                   ABV 14.7% SOLD OUT

Just like the puritans of old, nothing fancy here! Local wildflower honey is fermented with a specially chosen yeast to produce a mead of wonderfully balanced flavors and the highest quality and quaff-ability!  Made with dark fall honey, this mead is fermented dry and aged on American Oak.  We keep it local here, and this is made with Ipswich's own honey!

If you really want to be a Viking, this is a good start...

 

front23Sep16Craneberry Mead:- SOLD OUT
Yummy in the Tummy!  Local cranberries from Carver MA and local honey are used to make this seasonally appropriate mead.  Somewhat tart, somewhat sweet, but definitely delicious.  This mead has been aged for over a year! Small batch only for the fall season.

 

Lightkeeper - SOLD OUT

Local blueberries are fermented with local honey and then we carefully add fresh pressed lemon juice to get a great balance of tart and sweet.