This month we varied a theme and featured meads as our beverage exploration. We did this for a few reasons:
1. I’ve recently had the pleasure to meet and be getting to know a bee specialist, Sarah – BeerGirl.org. She’s passionate about bees, beekeeping, and helping others see the extraordinary wonder and function of bees in our world. Sarah’s a fun and interesting guest presenter. Plus she can help anyone with bee questions since she’s also a consultant.
2. Meads are also fermented beverages, single ingredient (usually) from honey. When you talk about flavors and choices, mead can be another one to bring up – especially for gluten-free palates.
3. We met at a lovely florist shop, Enchanted Florist, that buys organic flowers from a local organic flower grower. Each guest received a small pollinator plant with their entrance this time to further endorse how critical bees are to our lives.
Education involves shining the light on a wide range of direct and related topics to beer. Here’s the menu we enjoyed as well.
- Blue cheese drizzled with honey on crackers with Mountain Meadows Sierra Nectar Wildflower Natural Honeywine (another name for mead)
- Jalapeno Honey Mustard Slaw with Mountain Meadows Honeymoon Nectar Sweet Mead
- Mead Cocktail: SSBC Stout & Honeyrun Proprietors Reserve Blackberry Honeywine = “Black Forest Cake” ala Redstone Meadery
The buzz is all about flavor and being educated on how much bees bring to life.