Alberta’s newest meadery takes a different approach
By Alexis Kienlen
Alberta Farmer Express
Alberta’s newest meadery is doing things a little differently.
Along with a traditional honey wine, Tamarack Jack’s Honey and Meadery also produces a variation that might tempt those who prefer a brewskie to the so-called ‘drink of the gods.’
“We are a small apiary turned into a meadery just recently,” Katie Kingdon, manager of the family-owned operation, said during a recent ag tour organized by Clearwater County.
In addition to raw honey, spiced honey, bee pollen, and beard oil (a conditioner for facial hair), Tamarack Jack’s offers two types of mead.
“Buzzsaw is a traditional carbonated mead. Sawyer has added hops to it — they drink like a beer,” said Kingdon.
Like almost all beer makers in Alberta, the family is forced to go out of province — B.C. and Ontario are the big producers — to get their hops. But they hope to blaze a trail on that front, too, and are growing a test plot of hops.
Meadery Profile: Tamarack Jack’s Honey and Meadery