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Mead and Cider Come Together in San Diego

Mead and Cider Come Together at New Miramar Tap Room

The combo also includes an eatery

by Candice Woo
Eater San Diego

San Diego, California – Craft beer may still be king in the Miramar area but its industrial parks are seeing an steady infusion of other craft beverage companies, from spirits and cider to sake and cold-pressed juice. Lost Cause Meadery is the latest to land in the area this Thursday, November 2, joining the just-launched Serpentine Cider and The Good Seed Food Company in a shared 3,000-square-foot tasting room and production facility.

Founded by husband and wife team Billy and Suzanna Beltz, Lost Cause is part of a growing contingent of local meaderies seeking to revive the popularity of the ancient honey-fermented drink, known as one of the world’s oldest alcoholic beverages A decorated home mead maker with over 35 medals to his name, Billy Beltz says he’s looking forward to bringing unexpected flavors and ingredients to the current mead market.

Lost Cause’s meads are all carbonated, which provides balance and refreshment to the inherently sweet drink that has the approximate ABV of wine. Local orange blossom honey from Temecula Valley Honey Co. is the base for the lighter varieties, while buckwheat honey gives richness to the more full-bodied or barrel-aged meads. This being craft beer country, there is a hopped version, along with meads infused with coffee, chocolate, chiles and more.

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