Latest News & Events – Spring 2017

Latest News & Events – Spring 2017

Wider Distribution:

We’ve been working hard with our distributors to bring our quality meads to both Florida and Georgia. In Florida, you can now find our meads at finer vendors from the Panhandle right straight down to the Florida Keys. Of course, our flagship Key Lime Pie mead is a popular and natural fit to our region. With the help of Cavalier (Florida) and R&R Beverage (Georgia), our meads are reaching a thirsty market in bottles and on draft. If you’re interested in trying our meads, please click on this Where to Buy link to find a craft mead vendor near you.

New Meads:

Blueberry MeadNew meads this spring include our limited production fresh blueberry mead Lusca. Lusca has been aged for a few months with Caribbean dark rum infused French oak staves. This is a limited production mead with a very short availability time (mead whale) which we enjoy producing when the fresh blueberry crop comes in during the winter and early spring.

Tangerine DweebNext, we have our new hydromels on deck. What the heck is a hydromel you ask? Of European origin, a hydromel is a lower alcohol mead made with water (hydro) and honey (mel). Hydromels are easy drinking session meads that you can drink with less alcohol than a standard strength meads. They’re perfect for the hot spring and summer temperatures in the extreme southeast and will be available on draft and in twelve ounce bottles. The first hydromel we’re bringing to market is a Tangerine Ginger mead and the second is a Pineapple Mango mead. We will add them to our mead portfolio when they go on the market.

Special Events:

Riverside Craft Beer Festival:  Saturday, February 25th at 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 715 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, FL. Located under the Fuller-Warren bridge at the Riverside Arts Market location, our mead will be available along with over 100 other brands on draft. Ticket price includes beer samples, live music from Grandpa’s Cough Medicine and food provided by Jacksonville’s finest food trucks (food not included in ticket price). This is a charity event with tickets available here. All proceeds will benefit: Community PedsCare® a nationally recognized program of Community Hospice which provides comfort, care, and support for children with life-threatening conditions, as well as the charitable causes of the Riverside Rotary Foundation.

Gastrofest 2017: Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Hemming Park Plaza, Jacksonville, FL. Gastrofest is Jacksonville’s premiere showcase of regional cuisine and beverages. Here, you will find a large assortment of tasty morsels and refreshing drinks to celebrate the tastes of the town. Educational classes for making your own fantastic treats and live music that will bring the house down, join us rain or shine in the park.  Admission is free but if you want to partake, cash is king. Don’t forget to hit up your local ATM for some folding money as vendors won’t accept credit cards.

Cherry Raspberry Currant Mead

Cherry Raspberry Currant Mead

Harris MeaderyOur newest mead! The Cherry Raspberry Currant mead is made with fresh sweet & tart bing & black Morello cherries from Washington state. Brightened with fresh local red raspberries, dig in with each luscious sip and explore the deep flavors that only black currants and fresh local honey can provide. Lightly spiced with cinnamon and vanilla beans, this decadent dessert mead goes well with southern Barbecue, meaty Asian dishes and flavorful cheese trays. At 12% ABV, please consume responsibly.

Key Lime Pie Mead

Key Lime Pie Mead

key lime pie meadWinner of the 2014 Jacksonville Green Lion festival, the 2015 Jacksonville Gastrofest Judges Favorite grand prize brewing competition and Bronze at the 2015 Meadlennium international mead festival, our signature Key Lime Pie Mead is dessert in a bottle. Made with locally sourced and hand pressed Key Limes, locally harvested honey and the finest spices, this bright and delightful dessert mead is a true southern treat. With notes of graham cracker crust and warm meringue, let our Key Lime Pie Mead find it’s way into your glass. Pairing well with fresh East Coast seafood dishes, Caribbean flavor profiles, Green lion winnerour Key Lime Pie Mead can play well with your next dinner party or stand up all on it’s own as a nightcap on a warm summer’s day. Please enjoy this honey wine responsibly. We’re working hard to bring our signature meads to a retail location near you. Our Key Lime Pie mead comes in at 12.5% abv.