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Dan Clapp and his wife Deb inside the "tasting room" of the 1634 Meadery on Short Street. Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol
Dan Clapp and his wife Deb inside the "tasting room" of the 1634 Meadery on Short Street. Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol

Massachusetts: Ancient brew made new at Ipswich mead maker

By Lauren Bartlett
Wicked Local
Posted Apr. 24, 2015 at 3:22 PM
Updated Apr 24, 2015 at 5:46 PM

IPSWICH

Dan and Deb Clapp’s discovery of mead goes back to the summer of 2005 — Dan had returned from a vacation in Denmark bringing back a ceramic bottle of the drink for Deb.

The mead sat on their liquor shelf for three years.

Dan then rediscovered the bottle in their pantry, with dust concealing the surface of the bottle. They opened it, smelling and tasting the sweetness of its flavor. Since then, the couple knew that something good would come from it, that they could actually make mead themselves.

Now, the Clapps are about to open their own meadery on Short Street at Lord Square.

Mead is an alcoholic beverage somewhere between beer and wine that’s crafted by fermenting water and honey. As it ages for at least two weeks, different fruits and spices can be added to it. This gives it additional flavors as the mead begins to sit for another two weeks until it’s finished.

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A novice mead maker, but a huge mead enthusiast! I'm also the owner and Site Administrator of TheMeadery.net and reside in Manchester, New Hampshire.