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Meads

Post by hippiehawk » February 27th, 2019, 4:58 pm

Wife has found that she likes Mead. What is available in/around KC?

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Re: Meads

Post by JeremyDanner » February 27th, 2019, 6:44 pm

Sorry, please take this to CraftMeadKC.com :D
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Re: Meads

Post by beer4bill » February 27th, 2019, 6:52 pm

JeremyDanner wrote:Sorry, please take this to CraftMeadKC.com :D
I didn't realize the Brewer's Association managed this forum. :)

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Re: Meads

Post by JeremyDanner » February 27th, 2019, 7:09 pm

beer4bill wrote:
JeremyDanner wrote:Sorry, please take this to CraftMeadKC.com :D
I didn't realize the Brewer's Association managed this forum. :)
Ha! If that were the case, they'd count it. In order to keep Boston Beer in the fold, they recently decided that any alcoholic beverages that come from a craft brewing company (cider, hard iced tea, hard seltzer, etc) is technically beer to them. Shitscrazyman.

https://www.brewersassociation.org/insi ... -data-set/

"The traditional pillar previously specified that “Flavored Malt Beverages (FMBs) are not considered beers,” whereas the new definition simply requires a brewer to “make beer.”
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Re: Meads

Post by EricH » February 27th, 2019, 8:05 pm

If you are looking for some Black Labs mead (and honestly, who wouldn't be, with the stuff they come up with), they are located in Olathe, and have a few bottle shops listed here:

http://blacklabsmead.com/find-us/

Their fb is here: https://www.facebook.com/blacklabsmead/

There is also the Pirtle Meadery in Weston, which is far more of a traditional meadery by comparison:

https://www.pirtlewinery.com/Wines/Meads

As far as what is available from out of the area, I don't think there is a ton. I know that I have seen some mead from Redstone Meadery on the MO side and that their stuff has gotten really good reviews on RateBeer for a long time now.

Any bottle shop folks want to weigh in on this?
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Re: Meads

Post by beer4bill » February 28th, 2019, 6:57 pm

JeremyDanner wrote:
beer4bill wrote:
JeremyDanner wrote:Sorry, please take this to CraftMeadKC.com :D
I didn't realize the Brewer's Association managed this forum. :)
Ha! If that were the case, they'd count it. In order to keep Boston Beer in the fold, they recently decided that any alcoholic beverages that come from a craft brewing company (cider, hard iced tea, hard seltzer, etc) is technically beer to them. Shitscrazyman.

https://www.brewersassociation.org/insi ... -data-set/

"The traditional pillar previously specified that “Flavored Malt Beverages (FMBs) are not considered beers,” whereas the new definition simply requires a brewer to “make beer.”
It's a positive change. I was at a National Homebrew Conference and Moonlight Meadery was not allowed to pour at pro night. I was told because their flagship product was not made with barley and the decision was made by Sam Calagione the then president of the Brewer's Association.

I have not been able to enjoy a Dogfish Head beer since.

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