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Photo by Jeremiah Shaffer of Hudson Picture Co.

Meet the Meads of the Hudson Valley


Made with fermented honey and water, mead is thought to be the oldest alcoholic beverage in existence. It’s also one of the rising trends in the Hudson Valley craft beverage scene, thanks in part to its diverse flavors and varieties. Here are three bottles to try the trend.

Slate Point Meadery Honeybee 
Made in the traditional style with just honey, water, and yeast, this mead showcases raspberry blossom honey from Howland’s Honey in Berkshire, NY, for a slightly sweet, floral taste. 
Poughkeepsie; spmeadery.com 

Photo courtesy of Royal Meadery

Royal Meadery New York Apple Cyser 
A semi-sweet, wine-strength, still mead, this apple version is made with New York State wildflower honey and fresh pressed apple cider. 
Delmar; royalmeadery.com

Photo courtesy of Mysto Mead

Mysto Meads Basil Mint
This dry, complex, flagship mead drinks like a fine white wine with light citrus notes that pair well with many foods. 
Carmel; mystomead.com

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