Mead Matters March 2017


Another batch of Black & Blue is in progress and this week saw the addition hundreds of  pounds of black currants. Our black currants are from Kayben Farm – only a few miles away. The nest addition will be blueberries from BC. In our melomels (mead with fruit) we try to use local sources whenever we can. Now if only we could find a supply of Alberta blueberries!  The most difficult part for Chinook Arch Meadery staff is the regular tasting that must be done in order to assist Mazer Art in deciding exactly when the mead is ready for the next step. 🍷

Looking for a way to include mead in you St. Patricks Celebration? Try this refreshing ‘Luck of the Irish’ cocktail.


Luck of The Irish Mead Cocktail


  • 1 Bottle (750 mL) Guinevere’s Elixir
  • 1 can (12 oz) Sparkling Apple Juice
  • 1 Large Sliced Granny Smith Apple
  • 1 Sliced Lime
  • 1 Sliced Lime (for garnish)


In a large pitcher, drop in the apple and lime slices. Next, pour in the Guinevere’s Elixer and add the Sparkling Apple Juice. Stir lightly. Serve with ice in each glace, and garnish with a slice of lime on the rim.

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