by Juliana Amann
March 18, 2015
What: Redstone Meadery
Where: 4700 Pearl St. Suite. 2A, Boulder
Neighborhood: East Boulder, Colorado
Pro: High quality honey and nectar meads, free 30 minute tasting tours and on Saturdays there is live music
Con: If you don’t like mead Redstone doesn’t offer anything else.
If you’re looking to enjoy the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage, we encourage you to try Boulder’s Redstone Meadery honey or nectar meads. This beverage also known as the “nectar of the gods” is embedded throughout history and even written about in ancient tales like Beowulf. 303 Magazine stopped into the meadery for Redstone’s Saturday Tasting Tour and tried a delicious selection of meads while learning about the process of making this delicious beverage.
David Myers, “chairman of the mead” and founder of Redstone started the company in Boulder 14 years ago as a home brewer. Today it is a successful small operation with an enthusiasm for educating customers about mead and creating imaginative high quality products. Redstone meads are now found in 30 states and in about 300 liquor establishments in Colorado and for a good reason: Redstone mead is absolutely fantastic.
Mead or honey wine is created by fermenting honey with water and can be combined with fruits, spices, grains or hops for added flavors; Redstone Mead is also gluten free and sulfite free and has an abv. of 8 percent to 14 percent. During the tour, the guide gave out free samples of meads such as Sunshine Nectar, a refreshing tart apricot mead, the rich Black Raspberry Nectar and Nectar of the Hops, a floral tasting mead.
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