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What is mead? No Mono-culture required Mead is alcohol made from honey. Mix honey and water, add yeast and you eventually get mead. It is a whole spectrum of alcohol, so it can be light abv, dry, and refreshing, or thick, sweet and strong, bubbly or still and any where in between with any number of additional ingredients. It is very creative, it is very versatile, it is timeless and we think it can be good for the earth (you don't need a mono-culture of barley or grapes to make it, just bees on a healthy ecosystem). Our Meads are Different. Lighter bodied, honey forward but balanced, we make most of our meads with ale yeast, a 1-to-4 California Honey to San Diego Spring Water Ratio, and an element like oak or lactobacillus to balance the finish. We want our meads to drink like a refreshing ale or invigorating sparkling wine, we want them to spread mirth, and arouse people to the beauty of life. Mead doesn't need huge monocultures of single crops to be produced on an industrial scale (unlike beer, wine and cider). Mead just needs bees pollinating healthy ecosystems and beekeepers paying attention. We hope that delightful, authentic mead can build a market for high quality, regenerative (think beyond sustainable) honey. We hope to build that market by shifting the honey industry as we get big enough the way Patagonia Clothing shifted the cotton industry. People will get to enjoy it knowing they're supporting a craft that regenerates soil, incentivizes biodiversity, creates good jobs and builds the world they want to adventure in and enjoy. Put that in your tall-boy and pound it. Golden Coast Mead 4089 Oceanside Blvd, Ste H Oceanside, CA 92056 Phone: 760-630-4468 Beekeepers who make amazing honey on organic pasture using no chemicals in their hives will get premium prices for honey that will make premium meads. LOUNGER | 09