Mead Matters

Mead Matters – September 2017

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Mead Matters | Comments Off on Mead Matters – September 2017

Art, Chinook Arch Meadery Co-Owner and Mazer,  is back at work on a new batch of our King Arthur’s Dry Mead. These photos show one of the very first steps in making our mead. Our meads start with three simple ingredients; honey, yeast, and water, but each of these ingredients require special handling.  The ingredient pictured above is a yeast culture. That might not sound complicated but it is a six hour ordeal which involves just the right amount of food and oxygen for the yeast to thrive. When it is done and added to the honey and water our King Arthur’s Dry Mead will be ready...

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Mead Matters – August 2017

Posted by on Aug 5, 2017 in Mead Matters | Comments Off on Mead Matters – August 2017

Making mead requires a totally sterile environment. Art is giving the fermentation tanks a thorough sterilization as well as all other equipment in anticipation of a busy fall and winter mead production schedule. Have you been on one of our Meadery Tours? Join us and learn how we create our award winning meads! Meadarita Ingredients:  1 oz. gold tequila 1.5 oz Melissa’s Gold Mead 2 oz Limeade Concentrate (Not Diluted) Directions: Rim a cocktail glass with salt. Shake all the ingredients  with ice. Strain into cocktail glass. Enjoy! Please like &...

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Mead Matters July 2017 – Canada Day Mead Cocktail

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Mead Matters | Comments Off on Mead Matters July 2017 – Canada Day Mead Cocktail

  Canada Day Mead Cocktail  Ingredients:  1 oz. Grenadine 2 oz. Triple Sec 1 oz. Chinook Arch Meadery Black and Blue Melomel Directions: Use a sherry or shot glass. Tipping the glass, slowly pour each ingredient in the order listed above along the inside surface of the glass. Let it sit so the layers can separate. Done! Please like &...

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Mead Matters – May 31, 2017

Posted by on Jun 3, 2017 in Mead Matters | Comments Off on Mead Matters – May 31, 2017

  Ingredients: 1 Bottle Melissa’s Gold Lemonade Concentrate (Makes 1.42 L) 1 cup (240 mL)  Strawberry Infused Vodka Frozen Strawberries Directions: Make the lemonade according to label specifications in a large pitcher. Add in the Melissa’s Gold, the strawberry vodka and the frozen strawberries. Mix, serve and enjoy! Please like &...

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Mead Matters May 2017

Posted by on May 6, 2017 in Mead Matters | Comments Off on Mead Matters May 2017

Expanding into liquor stores around Alberta gives us a chance to educate more people about mead. As the oldest alcoholic beverage it is still shrouded in mystery. Is it a beer or a wine? Is it super sweet like Ice Wine? How long does it last? How do you drink it? What can you pair it with? For those who don’t get a chance to visit the meadery in person, how can you get these questions answered? We’re happy to tell you that Art, the Mazer of our award winning meads, will be on site at the Timberlands Central Alberta Co-op Liquor store in Red Deer. Set your calendar for May 25th,...

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Mead Matters April 2017Buzzing Bee Mead Cocktail

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Mead Matters | Comments Off on Mead Matters April 2017Buzzing Bee Mead Cocktail

 Buzzing Bee Mead Cocktail With our newest mead cocktail. We also have more mead recipes on our cocktail page. Ingredients: 1/2 cup Orange Juice 6oz Pineapple Juice 1 cup Malibu Rum 1 Bottle John Cameron Classic Frozen Fruit (Instead of Ice Cubes) Directions: Mix all ingredients but the frozen fruit together. Put frozen fruit into glasses. Pour cocktail over the fruit. Serve! Image from Here.  Please like &...

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