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On Cyser and Ciderschool

4 October, 2015 | 1 Comment

Hello, friends! It’s been a while since you’ve last heard from me, but I have some news: I recently participated in a podcast with Allen and Tysen over at Meadmakr and Matt Williams of Winemaker’s Academy called The Serious Cyser [...]

2015 Cascadian Cider Pilgrimage, Part 1

18 May, 2015 | 4 Comments

Onward to Cascadia! As many of your know, I’m obsessed with cider–whether it’s seeking out and sampling ciders, making cider, learning about (and now, growing) cider apples, or visiting cideries and cider bars. Some of you may not know that I also have aspirations of getting [...]

The 2015 Mazer Cup

22 March, 2015 | 12 Comments

To my knowledge, The Mazer Cup International is the largest annual, mead-only competition in existence. It features both home and commercial competitions with hundreds of entries each in which meadmakers vie for the coveted Mazer Cup trophies. The event also includes the ‘Mead [...]

Holiday Gift Ideas For The Aspiring Cider/Mead-Maker

28 November, 2014 | 0 Comments

Well, folks, it’s that time of year again: The Holidays. And besides being the perfect excuse to bust out the home-fermented beverages, the holidays are a time for something else: awkward, anxiety-laden gift-giving. Anxiety which requires consumption of home-fermented beverages to deal [...]

New Tutorial Is Up: How To Make Mead

13 July, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a new tutorial, but hopefully it was worth the wait…particularly if you’ve been thinking about making your own mead but have been standing on the edge of that cliff, not quite able to commit. I hope the new mead tutorial throws you [...]

Ingredient Feature: Currants

26 June, 2014 | 0 Comments

  I thought it might be interesting to periodically profile an ingredient often used in cider and/or mead and the incarnations it can take. Guess we’ll find out if that impulse is [...]

Joining the AHA–a bit of a no-brainer

29 January, 2014 | 0 Comments

Whether you’re currently making beer, cider, or mead at home or not, if you visit microbreweries twice a week or more, a membership to the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) pays for [...]

Eat Any Good Books Lately?

21 January, 2014 | 0 Comments

It was only a matter of time before I made a Science Fiction reference in a post title; in this case, a quote from Q. Hey, at least I didn’t mention Soma… Anyway, books! I’d like to welcome you to the new books page, where you’ll find books I recommend on the topics of [...]

New Issues Page: Bee Die-Off

4 November, 2013 | 0 Comments

As alluded to in the Medovina Summer Solstice Review, I’m happy to announce a guest post/page by Amy Lewis, who is highly knowledgeable on the subject of bee die-off: an issue that is impactful to anyone who enjoys mead cider, or for that matter, any bee-pollinated food. Without further ado, [...]

Mead Review: Medovina Summer Solstice

3 November, 2013 | 0 Comments

Summer Solstice is that rarest of animals in the commercial mead world: a relatively dry mead from a small producer who tends his own beehives. Medovina is the creation of Mark Beran of Niwot, Colorado, who has been keeping bees since the 90’s and who–as I’ve been reminded of a [...]
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