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DRAFT MAG

Six fruit meads to try right now

Today’s mead makers utilize a variety of fruits to imbue their creations with color and flavor, so there’s no wanting for selection. Grab these six melomels while they’re in season...READ MORE

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Draft Mag

Seasonal sipping: A need for mead

Guess which alcoholic beverage is the fastest growing in the country, boasting a huge 150 percent leap last year? Not craft beer. Not small-batch whiskey. Not cider...READ MORE

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Is mead barrel-aging the next big thing in beer?

Mead-makers have begun to age more of their creations inside oak, opening up a whole new world of flavor possibilities for brewers...READ MORE

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BIG WORLD, SMALL GIRL

A (Sweet) Lesson on Fermented Honey With The Hive

Meridian Hive is Austin’s first (and only) meadery and they’re a refreshing addition to this city of Craft Beer drinkers. They are leading a reinvention of mead and pushing boundaries with their carbonated mead and barrel aged stills...READ MORE

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The austin chronicle

11 Local Substitutes to Beer and Wine

We're not saying that Merlot is meh or that beer is blasé, but the long days ahead are too long and hot for our usual full-bodied booze. And one can only chug so much Tecate and pickle-flavored Twang before needing something a little different. Besides, a whole slew of local beverage companies are doing their part to make sure we have options...READ MORE

MEADIST

Meridian Hive Rhapsody Draft Mead

I was sent a handful of products from the good folks from Texas, both draft style and traditional mead, so there will be more Meridian Hive reviews coming down the line. Because it was the only one I got two of, the first one I tried was the Rhapsody.
Here’s what they have to say about it...READ MORE

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TEXAS WINE AND TRAIL MAGAZINE

TEXAS MEAD NEWS: MERIDIAN HIVE MEADERY WINS FIVE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

Austin, TX – Meridian Hive, Austin’s only meadery, came home with a 5-medals from the world’s largest international mead competition – The Mazer Cup International, held in Denver, Colorado in March. Meridian Hive’s 2016 awards include a Gold, Silver, and three Bronze medals. This comes on the heels of medal wins in 2014 and 2015...READ MORE

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Meridian Hive 2014 "Bounty" Mead

Top rated for Sack

Bright light amber color. Umami aromas and flavors of soy marinated mushrooms, suede, clay and crayon, and fig paste with a round, soft, dryish medium body and a warming, complex, long fleur de sel, reduced nectarines, peppery spices, and roasted almonds finish. A rich, warming barrel-aged mead that drinks like a Palo Cortado Sherry...READ MORE

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CIDER SCENE

Meridian Hive Haven Review

    Being a cider blog in the US opens you up to some great brands and ciders, but our lesser know friend, mead, does not have a place to shine (as much).  So, we are taking it upon ourselves to help mead get its time in the spotlight. If you need a refresher on mead, we have all the info here...READ MORE