In order to make great Mead you need great Honey so we did some trade and exchange and signed a deal on a handshake with a great 4th generation family owned beekeeping family – Archibald’s Honey – here is a picture of me giving Stuart Archibald – 4th generation honey wrangler a bottle of Katie Pie Metheglin – Vanilla and Cinnamon Spiced Apple Mead in exchange for a tub of Stuart’s fantastic Orange Blossom Honey – a vital ingredient in any great Mead!
What we at BeerCo love about Stuart and the Archibald Honey family is they share the same values as us. They look after their bees and beekeepers, take no short cuts, use minimal processing and make the best damn honey in the world or at least this part of the world anyway in our bias opinion. So we carefully tasted brewed Mead with and prototyped some recipes and kits we will be sharing with you in coming months and BeerCo Brewing News. In the meantime if you think you can make some Mead – it really is easy – jump online and grab some of the best honey money can buy – we are stocking three different Archibald’s Honey from 1 Kg Tubs up to 27 Kg Pails so you can Mead like a Madman or Madwoman at home or professionally.