Dan Clapp makes delicious meads at 1634 Meadery right out of Ipswich, MA. Dan is pouring a line-up of his local honey wine this Friday. Come join! Featured meads are: Devil’s Footprint, Serendipity, Beewitched, Strawberry Fields and Orange Elation.
Mead is fermented with three basic ingredients: honey, yeast and water. Alike to sake not being “rice wine", mead is not “honey wine”. Although it is created using fermented honey, it is not fermented from fruit, even if sometimes it is flavored with different fruit. The honey used to make mead determines the overarching flavor of the mead, and can vary according to a honey bee’s daily intake of nectar and pollen. Traditional mead often uses mild honey like orange blossom, clover or acacia. Wildflower, blackberry and buckwheat honeys produce stronger spiced meads.