The world’s largest mead competition awarded Prescott, Arizona’s Superstition Meadery the highest honor in the field of mead making. Superstition is realizing the entrepreneur’s dream as they prepare to break ground on a production facility next week.
Prescott, Arizona (PRWEB)March 26, 2016
On Saturday March 19th, The Mazer Cup International Mead Competition was held in Broomfield, Colorado and awarded Superstition Meadery 4 Gold Medals and 1 Silver Medal for meads across 5 categories, making Superstition the most awarded meadery in the world’s largest commercial mead competition. To win a medal at this blind judged competition is the highest honor in the field of mead making.
Mead is known as the oldest alcoholic drink in history and is made by mixing honey with water and yeast. Contemporary mead makers often combine honey with fruits, herbs and barrel aging, keeping with the tradition of the finest alcoholic beverages. The American Mead Maker’s Association even reports that mead is the fastest growing segment of the US alcohol industry. http://issuu.com/americanmead/docs/amma_14.1
The Mazer Cup Medals were awarded less than two months after Superstition Meadery won 10 medals at the Ratebeer.com Awards Ceremony in Santa Rosa, California. Besides 8 medals for individual meads spanning Bronze, Silver and Gold, Superstition was named the second best meadery in the world and a top 100 Brewer out of 22,500 brewers. Ratebeer.com is the largest review site for beer, mead and cider and the awards were based on the tally of over 1,000,000 independent reviews by craft beverage fans during 2015. http://www.ratebeer.com/ratebeerbest/
Owner Jeff Herbert said, “The products we make are part of an emerging industry and are largely unknown outside of craft beer circles. For the most devoted craft beverage lovers to rate Superstition’s products among the best in the world is the highest honor we could receive.” Prescott, Arizona’s Superstition is also the only hard cider producer in the state, and their hard cider, Blueberry Spaceship Box, is ranked as number 1 in the world. http://www.ratebeer.com/beerstyles/cider/10/
Superstition isn’t getting comfortable however, as they are scheduled to break ground on their new production facility in the Prescott Airpark on Monday, March 28th. The new facility will be 3,750 square feet with custom drains for fermentation tanks and a climate controlled barrel aging room.
Superstition Meadery’s rapid entrepreneurial rise in the business of alcoholic craft beverages has been shining a light on the city of Prescott, a quaint Arizona jewel that now boasts five local craft breweries and an emerging foodie scene. Superstition’s products are available throughout Arizona and they ship to 35 States, but to fully experience the best meads in the world you can visit the historic, renovated tasting room at Superstition Meadery located on the courthouse square in Prescott, Arizona 7 days a week.
Meadery Profile: Superstition Meadery