Draft Mead

Welcome to the Craft Mead Revolution! 
Our draft meads (sometimes referred to as 'Session Meads') are lightly carbonated,
refreshing and showcase a variety of flavors. 

 
 
Discovery Draft Mead Session Mead In a Can Orange Blossom | Hydromel

Discovery

Our original draft mead, Discovery showcases The Hive’s ability to create a beautifully complex flavor from the simplicity of honey (and a little magic).

Delicious and refreshing lightly carbonated mead crafted with the highest quality orange blossom honey. Discovery is a perfect balance of subtle sweetness with a hint of citrus and a crisp finish.

Alcohol Content: 6.5% ABV
Semi-Sweet

Draft and Cans

Gold, Mazer Cup 2017
Silver, Texas Mead Cup 2017
Bronze, Mazer Cup 2016

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Rhapsody Draft Mead Session Mead In a Can Orange Blossom Blackberry | Hydromel

Rhapsody

Rhapsody takes center stage to showcase The Hive’s techniques to deliver intense fruit flavor while maintaining a smooth and subtle sweetness. Our customers have spoken loudly and launched this mead to the top of our range.

Wholesome blackberries, orange blossom honey and just the right amount of carbonation combine to make Rhapsody an amazingly refreshing draft mead.

Alcohol Content: 6.5% ABV
Semi-Sweet
Draft and Cans

Silver, Texas Mead Cup 2017

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Haven Draft Mead Session Mead In a Can Orange Blossom Peach Ginger | Hydromel

Haven

This flawless mead highlights The Hive’s expertise in creating a fusion of fruit, spice and orange blossom flavors. We brought out our A-game with this soon to be world dominating draft mead. 

Haven is a sweet, crisp, refreshing drink for any occasion. Lightly carbonated to deliver a peach punch that compliments a lasting hint of ginger.

Alcohol Content: 6.5% ABV
Sweet
Draft and Cans

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Gold Medal, Mazer Cup 2015

 
Dynamo Draft Mead Session Mead In a Can Orange Blossom Honey Cherry | Hydromel

Dynamo

Every family has a wild child, ours is Dynamo. “You can’t stop him, you can only hope to contain him”. The Hive does just that by harnessing these wild and lively flavors to bring you this daring yet poised draft mead.

Dynamo is a refreshingly flavorful and complex mead. A lightly carbonated fusion of dark tart cherry with hints of vanilla, cinnamon and almond result in this mouth-puckering winner.

Alcohol Content: 6.5% ABV
Semi-Sweet
Draft and Cans

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Frontier Draft Mead Session Mead In a Can Orange Blossom Honey Hops | Hydromel

Frontier

Here’s a little something special that will get you drinking outside the box. The Hive brings together the love of hops with the best orange blossom mead around.

Frontier is dry-hopped using Meridian hops to create a drier mead that is clean and light. Packed with tropical and floral aromas, it finishes crisp, but without the bitter ending. 

Alcohol Content: 6.5% ABV
Off-Dry
Draft and Cans

Gold Medal, Mazer Cup 2017

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Traditional Stills

These traditional style meads are crafted from single blossom honey, water and yeast. Each offers a distinctive flavor profile that exhibits the best characteristics of the honey. Smooth and ranging from dry to sweet, these wine-like meads are excellent with a meal or as an after-dinner drink.

 
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Blackberry Blossom

Dry and extremely drinkable, Blackberry Blossom carries notes of lavender, date, and hazelnut. With an unexpected candy-like finish, this is a great introductory mead for those wanting something on the drier end of the spectrum.

Alcohol Content: 12.5% ABV
Dry
Availability: While Stocks Last, 500ml Bottle

 
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Huajilla [Wa-he-ya]

Our Texas traditional mead, Huajilla [wa-he-ya] showcases honey from the Southwest Texas desert. Carrying notes of citrus, apple, and a hint of spice, this balanced mead has been known to convert non-mead drinkers with just one taste.

Alcohol Content: 13.2% ABV
Semi-Sweet
Availability: Year-round, 500ml Bottle

 
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Meadowfoam

A unique and surprising mead with rare honey sourced from the Pacific Northwest, Meadowfoam has distinctive notes of toasted marshmallow and cotton candy. Sweet without being cloying, this mead makes an excellent after-dinner drink.

Alcohol Content: 13.8% ABV
Sweet

Availability: While Stocks Last, 500ml Bottle

Bronze Medal, Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, 2015
Gold Medal, Mazer Cup 2016

 

SPECIALTY STILLS

These meads take traditional mead to the next level by adding fruits, herbs, spices, and botanicals. Each of our specialty meads are carefully formulated to bring out the honey character while balancing the additional flavors.

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BOUNTY

Eight months of aging in spirit-barrels delivers depth and warmth to this silky smooth blend of dark organic tropical honey and great northern heirloom apples. We took years to perfect this mead. So take your time, unwind and enjoy this bounty.

Alcohol Content: 14.5% ABV
Sweet
Limited Availability, 500ml Bottle

 
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BROKEN CROWN

An unexpectedly savoury mead, Broken Crown combines smoked chipotle peppers with raspberry, resulting in an off-dry mead with bourbon-like qualities, a mild pepperiness, and a subtle raspberry aroma.

Alcohol Content: 12.2% ABV
Off-Dry
Limited Availability, 500ml Bottle                                                       

Bronze Medal, Mazer Cup 2016

 
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Colossus

Orange Blossom Traditional Sweet Mead in the Dwojniak style. Aged three years, this opulent mead begins with rich aromas of golden sultanas and gingersnap. At first sip, catch the hints of graham cracker and subtle lime zest. This velvety giant is sure to impress.

Alcohol Content: 13.5% ABV
Sweet 
Available Only at The Hive, 500ml Bottle

 
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FANDANGO

Pure blue agave nectar and rich desert blossom honey combine with a zesty shot of lime to deliver the perfect sweet and sour combination.

Alcohol Content: 12.5% ABV 
Sweet 
Year Round, 500ml Bottle

 
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WILDFIRE

Wildfire is a spiced mead flavored with cinnamon, peppermint, hibiscus, and eleven other herbs and spices. A unique drink for holiday parties, Wildfire also tastes great warmed up.

Alcohol Content: 13.5% ABV
Sweet
500ml Bottle                                                                                              

Gold Medal, Mazer Cup 2017

 
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MELISSA

Melissa is made with a blend of honey and premium red wine grapes. Bold cherry and strawberry accents mingle with the rich honey character for an unforgettable experience.

Alcohol Content: 15% ABV
Sweet
Sold Out - Early 2018, 500ml Bottle

Gold Medal, Mazer Cup 2017

 
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OM

Aromas of cocoa, citrus, plum, and orange blossom honey harmonize perfectly with flavors of the orange muscat grapes.

Alcohol Content: 14.5% ABV 
Sweet 
Sold Out - Early 2018, 500ml Bottle

Silver Medal, Mazer Cup 2016