Blackstone, MA, May 17, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Local meadery, Crave Mead won a medal for their Dry Mead in the 2016 Mead Free or Die competition held in Londonderry, New Hampshire on April 30, 2016. Their traditional Dry Mead, made from a Massachusetts bamboo honey also known as Japanese Knotweed. “This invasive weed nectar flows in late August and produces a fantastic honey,” says Ken Tubman, co-founder and local beekeeper.
Crave Mead opened its doors in June 2015 and has over 15 flavors and recently released 3 new flavors for spring – Blackcurrant, Mojito and Lemon Thyme. “This is the first mead competition we’ve entered and were excited to win a medal,” said Sean Humphries, co-founder and meadmaker.
The Mead Free or Die is an international competition with over 169 mead entries from more than 21 US commercial meaderies and from as far away as Australia and Denmark. Meads were evaluated by 2 judges per category. Each category had two judges, one BJCP Certified and one professional meadmaker. The professional competition is structured to award medals for each of the BJCP Mead subcategories.
Crave Mead is located in Blackstone, Massachusetts and open every Saturday / Sunday from 12p-4p for tours and tastings.