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.

 

Check out our two latest meads:   Mother Clucker, a gooseberry/red currant mead, and Mooncusser, a jalapeno, orange blossom honey mead.

Our Current Lineup (Apr 2018):

Listed Dry to Sweet

CBCFRONT 27Mar15 Choate Bridge Cyser:                                                                      ABV 13.7%

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!

1634Meadery PuritanPride 23Feb2015 front

Puritan Pride:                         NEW BATCH                 ABV 14.7%

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.

DevilsFootprint Front 6Apr16 Devil's Footprint:                                                        ABV 13.1%

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!

MotherCluckerFront13Feb18 Mother Clucker:                NEW RELEASE                          ABV 13.1%
This tart mead, made with locally sourced gooseberries and red currants, will tingle your pallet!  Gooseberries, which are wildly popular all over Europe and are famed for making delicious desserts, and red currents are combined for a berry forward, fantastic mead!
Beewitched front 27Sep16 Beewitched:                                                             ABV 12.5%

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!

InTheOrchardfront19Sep16

In The Orchard:                                                        ABV 12.5%

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!

 WickedWenchFront6Jul17  Wicked Wench:                                                         ABV 13.7%

Semi-sweet traditional mead made with northshore MA wildflower honey. It does not get more local, or better, than this!  A good middle of road sweetness, with earthy characteristics of the local fall honey.
 

MooncusserFront1Mar18

Mooncusser:                                                         ABV 13.7%


Semi-sweet mead made with orange blossom honey, and then aged with fresh Jalepeno peppers, making a sweet hot combination.  This has quickly turned into a fan favorite when paired with nachos, tacos or a spicey dish. We were surprised at the percentage of people who wanted to try our test batch in our tasting room - and they were not disappointed!

 VVFrontLabel Viking 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...

 StrawberryFront12Mar15

 Strawberry Fields:                                                       ABV 13.7%

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.

 RaspberryFront5Apr16 Raspberry 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!

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Orange Elation:                                                         ABV 13.7%
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.

OTHER MEADS

These are meads we have made in the past, and will likely make in the near future!

SerendipityFront 8Mar16 Serendipity:                                                                    ABV 13.0% Ginger Pear Mead with a great story. Made with local honey, "Clapp's Favorite" pear, and locally sourced ginger (yes they grow that here!).  This is on the dryer side for our meads, good with dinner.  Think Asian food!
Craneberry front23Sep16 Craneberry Mead:                                                            ABV 15.0%
Yummy in the tummy!  This sweet and tart combination is released during the holidays once per year.  A delicious mead for sharing with friends and family.  Fans look forward to this small batch release each year!
OrangeBasil 3Sep15 FRONT

Citrus Breeze:     SOLD OUT                     ABV 13.1%

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!

JasonsBlunder24Mar17 Jason's Blunder:     SOLD OUT   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!

BlueberryFront17Mar15 Blueberry Dream:      SOLD OUT              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.

 

1634Meadery Strhruberry Front 10Aug2015

Strhuberry:        SOLD OUT                        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.

 FriarLukesFrontFinal  Friar Luke's:     SOLD OUT         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!