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Commercial Mead in Minnesota?

Is there a good mead that we can get commercially? I’ve never had a Mead before so I would like to try some before I get into it. Any suggestions?

I’d rather drink homemade any day, but White Winter Winery out of Wisconsin has a couple pretty good offerings:

http://whitewinter.com/

Both Zipp’s and Surdyk’s carry the brand.

It’s really easy to brew a small batch of mead to give it a try. All you’d need is a pound and a half of honey, a gallon of water and a pack of yeast.

It’s really easy to brew a small batch of mead to give it a try. All you’d need is a pound and a half of honey, a gallon of water and a pack of yeast.[/quote]
Thats a pretty small mead though. Plus, I won’t even touch one of my meads until it has aged for atleast 12 months.

It’s really easy to brew a small batch of mead to give it a try. All you’d need is a pound and a half of honey, a gallon of water and a pack of yeast.[/quote]
Thats a pretty small mead though. Plus, I won’t even touch one of my meads until it has aged for atleast 12 months.[/quote]

I suggested a small mead since it would be ready to taste sooner.
Meads of any real strength need at least a year or more. I did a 9% braggot that turned from hot at a few months to a delight a year later.
I have a cherry mead at 18% I’m not even going to try until it hits 10 next year.

http://www.winehaven.com/home

Out of Central MN, very comparable to White Winter

Blue Max in Burnsville carries a decent selection of commercial meads.

Also, there is J Bird Meadery in Cambridge - they supply the MN Renaissance Festival and other fests. They used to be open to the public on Saturdays in May, October, November, and December - but I would check their website in case that has changed.

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