IT’S MEAD TIME: Give the Gift of God’s Nectar This Holiday Season

It’s Mead Time is an up close and personal look at mead, an adult beverage fermented with honey and water that dates back centuries, and its continuing rise in popularity throughout craft libations circles. Each month, together with Scott Neeley, Founder and mead maker at KingView Mead, we look to deliver news, information, and commentary about ‘The Hero’s Drink’ and bring you plenty of reasons why mead should be added to your consumption list.

All I Want For Christmas Is Mead

You want to bring a smile to my face on Christmas morning? Forget the hi-tech gadgets or that shiny new Lexus (unless you’ve already done your shopping for me. In that case, I’ll applaud you for being proactive and warmly accept). No, what I really love opening on Christmas morning, as well as the other 364 days of the year, is something fermented. Never in my life would my family consider me one of those difficult people to shop for. Just wrap up a case of beer, a bottle of wine, or a fifth of bourbon and I’ll give you my heart…whether you want to give it away next Christmas or not.

There are Christmas carols playing in the background as I write this…

This year, the perfect gift for any libations lover in your life is mead, mead, and more mead. Not only is it great to sit and enjoy while taking in A Christmas Story for the 4th or 5th time or watching Kevin McAllister run the Wet Bandits through his “funhouse,” it’s also easy to sip as you stare out your window at the silent majesty of a winter’s morn, the clean, cool chill of the holiday air…and an asshole in his bathrobe emptying a chemical toilet into your sewer…

These Christmas movie references working for you?

In all seriousness, we learned in last month’s installment of It’s Mead Time that mead and food pair wonderfully together. And, if you’re like me, one of the highlights of Christmas is coming together with your family around the dinner table and embracing one of the true meanings of the holiday: togetherness. And if a glass of mead is the complement to your featured entrees, it makes it all the better.

To make it easier for you and/or your loved ones to revel in the beauty of mead this holiday season, my friend Scott Neeley and his crew at KingView Mead have an extensive lineup available for you to grab. And, in true cyber shopping fashion, you don’t even need to get out of your recliner. You can order directly from KingView’s website! A bottle of mead makes a great gift for spouses, significant others, co-workers, and your kids (of the 21 year old and up variety).

Here are a few of my favorites that are sure to bring joy to your favorite adult beverage enthusiast’s life as well:

*mead descriptions courtesy of KingView Mead

KingView Key Lime Pie Mead

KingView’s Key Lime is a modern take on mead with the use of graham crackers, honey and lime to bring you a sensation that feels 100% like summer. Add a lime wedge for those who prefer an extra lime kick!  NOT GLUTEN FREE.

Pairing Suggestions: whipped cream, chocolate and warm breezes.
Bottle Size: 375ml (perfect for 2 glasses to share or for yourself!)
ABV: 8.5%

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KingView Triple Berre

KingView’s Triple Beere (Triple Berry) is a fusion of Honey, Red Raspberry, Blueberry and Blackberry fermented to a semi-sweet that packs a punch of fruit and happiness. Semi-sweet red wine comparable. 2016 Bronze Medal – Indy International

Pairing Suggestions: Peppered Steaks, Hot Wings, Cheesecake, Hugs
Bottle Size: 375ml (perfect for 2 glasses to share or for yourself!)
ABV: 12.5%

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KingView Cherry Robber

KingView’s Cherry Robber Cyser is a Sour Cherry Mead a little drier than most! This mead is a cyser, made from Honey, Apples and Erie Sour Cherries.

Pairing Suggestions: cinnamon, chocolate and breakfast
Bottle Size: 750ml
ABV: 8.4%

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KingView Happy Apple Pie Mead

KingView’s Happy Apple Pie is like liquid apple pie in your mouth with a kick! Like the Cherry Robber, this mead is also a cyser, made from Honey, Apples and Spices.

Pairing Suggestions: cinnamon, chocolate and breakfast
Bottle Size: 750ml
ABV: 8.4%

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KingView Sticky Peach Mead

KingView’s second collaboration mead with Paul Family Farms Maple Syrup. This Honey, Peach and Maple mead is a perfect end to a summer and beginning of fall! GLUTEN FREE.

Pairing Suggestions: cinnamon, chocolate and breakfast
Bottle Size: 375ml (perfect for 2 glasses to share or for yourself!)
ABV: 8.5%

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And…let’s not forget the cider!

KingView PA Premium Late Harvest Cider

Our PA Premium Late Harvest Cider is a 100% PA Apple, one variety style cider. Crisp, Clean and Well-Balanced, not too sweet and not too dry. Best served cold, this uncarbonated beauty has been getting rave reviews, a true hand-crafted cider!

Pairs with: Honestly everything!
Bottle Size: 375ml Cork Finish
Alc%/Vol.: 8.4%

AWARDS: GOLD – Pennsylvania Wine Competition 2017, SILVER – Finger Lakes International Wine Competition 2017

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From all of us at KingView Mead and Breaking Brews, have a fantastic holiday season and take some time to enjoy the best things that come with it!












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