Closing Early FRIDAY Sep 2 @ 4:00PM...

It all started in the summer of 2005. Dan was encouraged by his Aunt Nancy to head to Denmark for 10 days with his 2 cousins to do some "on the ground research" regarding the family genealogy. He left Deb back in Massachusetts with infant twin girls just over a year old. He on vacation, Deb in baby work world. So, he, being the thoughtful husband, brought back for Deb a ceramic bottle of "Viking Mead." "Viking Mead??"  She scratched her head. Very romantic (??). Never heard of mead. He (being testosterone laden) thought it looked cool. Deb (being full of estrogen) thought it a waste of money (She would have loved a lovely old vine zin at that point being by herself with 2 "busy" babies to look after while he was gone "researching.") So, there it sat on the liquor shelf along with all the other half used weird booze one buys for a specific cocktail you only use once.

Fast forward several months...

"Hey, what is this?" as he dug deep into the pantry.  There is was, no worse for wear, a bit dust coated, but "well aged." We opened it, lacking that lovely old vine zin of which Deb spoke, and poured 2 glasses. We sniffed. We sipped. We were HOOKED. Mead was amazing! It was not the sweet syrupy drink we assumed it was! Delicious. "We can make this!" He said with a smirk. The rest, as they say, is history.

We had always been beer brewers - started that in grad school as a hobby and to save some money. But mead and wine was to follow. Dan tried his hand at all sorts of wine, some good, some okay, some, well, good for cooking. Mead creating soon followed the wine. Neighbors came to sample and give feedback. "This smells like dirty socks." "Wet sponges?" "Nice fruit overtones." These are some of the comments overheard on our deck among or many friends. Dan became the "mad scientist," keeping dutiful log notes about quantities , measurements, temperatures, and fermentation activity. Honey was ordered by the bucketful. Spice racks were gone over and perused and spices chosen. Kids were shooed out of the basement. We waited. We watched the bubbling. We waited some more.  And then we sipped. Pure bliss!  He did it!  The hard work had paid off!

So, now many years down the road, we are ready to share our passion for mead with others. We hope you will come and check us out, come tour the production room, partake in the tasting room, and hopefully support our honey nano-winery!

Our 'Lil Jack Hormer mead has been release!   This fine, after dinner sipping mead is made from local plums

and local honey.  Aged to perfection (over 10 months), this mead goes down easy.  Fresh plum aroma with

warm soothing after taste, this off-dry mead will please you pallet!

Always a fan favorite, Blueberry Dreams mead has made a return after months of aging.

This off-dry mead is made with a combination of both locally grown high-bush berries, and Maine sourced "Wild" berries.

Good for a dinner accompaniment or and after dinner delight, you will not be disappointed!  Try a bottle today!

front23Sep16Our signature cranberry mead has been released!  Get it while you can!! 

 

We get our cranberries from one of the few remaining independent, organic producers in Massachusetts - Fresh Meadow Farms in Carver MA.  We ferment the berries with local wildflower honey to make this mead is tart and sweet.  Serve with dinner or sip while watching a football game.  Your choice.  This mead has been sitting aging for a year.

This took hours of tweaking and tasting to get it right!  But our team is dedicated to making the right stuff!  In fact we will stay up drinking and tasting all night long!  Enjoy!

FL1The wait is over!  Our Friar Lukes mead is BACK!!    This very special mead, was made in honer of our good friend Luke P.  It is similar to the first mead that Dan and Luke drank together, purchased in Denmark.    A bit higher in alcohol than our others, but smooth and clean because of the age, this goldenrod honey mead has been aged with both black and white cardamon.  This is a special mead to share with friends as an after dinner treat!

Thanks Luke, for all your support and help with the meadery!

Licensing only allows us to ship to a select number of states.  If your state is not shown below, sorry, but we can not ship to your locaton.

Note that we require a minimum of a two bottle purchase for all mead shipments.

A 10% discount is automatically given on purchases over 12 bottles

 

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