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While our main focus will be as a mead producer, we also wanted to be able to offer our own in-house produced wines, ciders, mead-apertifs, & non-alcoholic beverages; such as honey seltzers, lemonades, hop teas/waters, & mineral water. As a company, we'll also be focusing on more than just alcohol production -- supporting local charities while giving back to our community is one of our main goals for Klausing's Mead & More and we want to be known as an organization that cares.
The wonderful of people at Guide & Anchor are responsible for all our branding. They are local to Indy and it's likely you've seen their work before. They did an amazing job at partnering with us and delivering exactly what we wanted and more! Check them out on Instagram: Guide & Anchor
After moving to Bates-Hendricks, we were quickly visited by a cat, Coco Vera. She decided our house was hers and hasn’t left since. We soon found out the neighborhood was full of community cats and we try our best to keep as many fed and warm. We currently have 4 neighborhood cats that call our home theirs and will focus our charity work on helping cats in our city. We even started an Instagram page (Cats-Hendricks) to honor all the cats in our area!
Most of our mead names & labels are inspired by our favorite quotes, movies, shows, or songs. Often they are named after Jeremy’s love for electronic music and are song names he’s enjoying while making new batches. As we move to a commercial meadery, the names will continue but the designs will pivot slightly to allow for commercial use.
Mead (aka honey wine) is the world's oldest alcoholic beverage where its main fermentable sugar is honey. A traditional mead is made from just honey, water, and yeast. Ingredients such as fruits, herbs, spices, and flowers are often included as well. For our meads, we like to experiment with a large variety of different ingredients & sweetness levels.
Thanks to honey, mead is gluten-free and does not contain any grains such as barley, wheat, or rye, which are the primary sources of gluten in many other alcoholic beverages like beer & whiskey.
Mead is made primarily from honey, water, and sometimes additional flavorings like fruits, spices, or herbs. The cost of honey, in particular, can vary significantly depending on its quality and source. High-quality honey, especially if it's sourced locally or from rare honeybee species, can be expensive. The amount and type of honey used in a batch of mead will have a direct impact on its cost. Mead's cost is influenced by factors like the quality of ingredients, the time and labor involved, craftsmanship, production scale, packaging, and regional differences. While mead can be expensive, the price often reflects the quality and care put into its production.
Not all honeys taste the same. Similar to wine grapes, honey has terroir! The flavor and aroma of honey can vary significantly depending on several factors, including the nectar source that bees use to make the honey, the region in which it's produced, and the processing methods used. There is a wide variety of honey flavors available, and it's a reflection of the diverse plant life and environmental conditions where bees collect nectar. To truly appreciate the different flavors of honey, you may want to explore honey produced in different regions and from various nectar sources.
Some of our favorites that we love to use when making mead:
Mead can be quite versatile, and there are various types of mead, such as a melomel. The main distinction between these types of mead is the addition of different ingredients to the basic honey and water mixture. Here are some common types of mead:
These are just a few examples of the many types of mead that can be made. Mead-making is a creative and customizable process, so the possibilities are vast, and mead enthusiasts often experiment with different combinations to create unique flavors and styles.
No, not all mead is sweet. Mead can vary widely in terms of sweetness, and it can be made in a range of styles from very sweet to bone-dry. The sweetness of mead is determined by the amount of residual sugars left in the final product, which, in turn, is influenced by the amount of honey used, fermentation process, and stabilization. Here are some categories of mead in terms of sweetness:
The level of sweetness in mead is a matter of personal preference, and different mead styles can appeal to various tastes. Mead-makers can adjust the sweetness by controlling the honey-to-water ratio, the fermentation process, and finishing steps (such as stabilization). So, whether you prefer sweet or dry, there is likely a mead style that suits your taste.
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