Our story is a long and winding one… and we love to tell it, but not here. When you visit… and tell us your story, we’ll share ours.
Everything we do here is centred around community, honeybees and mead.
We’re looking forward to sharing our story… and hearing yours.
We currently have four meads on offer, and ‘BeeBerry’ merchandise. Check in often as we continue to build the tasting room, add a variety of meads (including sparkling and non-alcoholic honey sodas).
In future, we’ll offer a light menu, great coffee and cookies so the tasting room (formerly the Training Room of the local fire station), can be a rural rendezvous of sorts, where you can relax and slow down.
We’re brand new to the mead scene in Alberta, and currently we have four meads to offer:
As we grow over the next year, you can expect as many as 10 new meads with a variety of flavours, from honey berries (haskaps), to raspberries, rhubarb and perhaps even an apple cyser (mead made with apple juice).
This mead is known in mead circles as a ‘bochet.’ We lightly caramelize the honey over a couple of days before pitching the yeast. We’ve also carefully chosen a yeast to release a slightly fruity nose.
In the 1960s and 70s, Edmonton Journal political cartoonist Yardley Jones would use the Village of New Sarepta to poke fun at rural Alberta. He created a fictitious industry to use in his cartoons, which he dubbed, “The Tire & Girdle Factory.”
This almost traditional mead) is mead in its simplest form… honey, water and yeast. It’s a great place to begin your understanding of mead.
It was an old saskatoon berry farm that drew us to New Sarepta. The honey bees came later… and the mead making after that. We use our own local honey and our own saskatoon berries to craft this semi-sweet wine with that just screams “prairie summer.”
Story coming soon!
July 9: Hazeldean Community Market
August 13: Hazeldean Community Market