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Aug 25, 2018

Monks Meadery says there's a story in every drop

Monks Meadery owner Justin Schoendorf started his business because the brewery scene was already "crowded" in Georgia with four breweries here, and he wanted to offer something different.  He started homebrewing beer in college and eventually migrated to meadmaking.  He enjoyed it, and so did his friends, and Georgia's first meadery was born.

Schoendorf tells us exactly what mead is, we talk about the growth in popularity and availability, current mead trends, and Renaissance Festivals - Monks Meadery is the official mead of the Georgia Renaissance Festival, with a festival map on the can. (Pro tip.. he said his mead pairs perfectly with a roasted turkey leg.)

Our beers (and meads) of the week...

  • Monks Meadery Monks Mead | Traditional Mead
  • Monks Meadery Peachin' to the Choir | Peach Tea Session Mead
  • Monks Meadery Stigmata | Hibiscus Session Mead with rose, elderflower, and lightly hopped
  • (Preview) Monks Meadery Abstinence in the Abbey | Belgian-inspired mead with coriander and hops fermented with Belgian yeast
  • Creature Comforts Automatic | Pale Ale
  • Hi-Wire Horchata 10W-40 Horchata | Horchata-inspired Stout
  • Monday Night Dust Bunny | Hazy IPA

In the news this week we hear about Brew Dog's new beer hotel, New Realm opening in Virginia Beach, and China's love of Budweiser.

Be sure to tune in next week as we talk with Riverbend Malt House about craft malts.