our mead story
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MEAD IN WEST GARDINER, ME
More Than a Drink - An Art Form!
Erroneously described as honey wine, mead is a fermented beverage made from honey, yeast, and water. It isn't really wine, because... there aren't any grapes! But you get it, right? It's LIKE wine (only cooler!)
Run Amok Mead is located in West Gardiner, Maine where we make mead on the new moons and the full moons, fermenting the most delicious and delightful ingredients into amazing taste sensations, aligned with ancient tradition.
The history of mead
The history of mead goes back some 8,000-ish years, making it one of the oldest of alcoholic beverages. At Run Amok Mead, we are determined to leave our mark on that history, and to make this ancient beverage new again. You might say Mead is the New Old. (Okay, you might not say that, but maybe somebody would.)
visit us soon!
If you'd like to know more about our mead, we hope that you'll visit us soon!
I can hear you asking…
What's a Mazer?
Mazer is just a fancy word for “mead maker”. (Or maybe it’s a name for a fancy cup to drink mead from. There are a number of definitions, ask any mead maker.)
We’ve been inflicting Honorary Mazer status on friends and fans in 2021, celebrating birthdays and moons in true Run Amok fashion!
Thanks to all my Honorary Mazers, for the learning experiences, for the ribbon winners, for the names, ah, the names – mead names that go straight to the heart. Or the funny bone. For the tart, the sweet, the dry; for the golden glow of fermentation through the glass, and now for the hum and gurgle of mead fermenting in stainless steel.
Run Amok with us as we roll forward into 2023.
Our Grand Opening was September 30, 2022, so we are still a little rough around the edges, but we’ve got great stuff started in shiny new tanks, soon to be in shiny new bottles, and it’ll soon be ready to share, so we hope you’ll come, too. Because you know… What could possibly go wrong???