Tonight’s game night is going to be tasty in addition to being awesome. I’ve got a Golden Coast Mead Savage Bois mead lined up to pop open later. I haven’t tasted it yet, and am really looking forward to it.
It’s a California Wildflower Honey dry mead that’s been fermented on French Oak Chips with ale yeast. It’s 12%, and is produced in Oceanside, CA, by Golden Coast Mead, a company that donates a portion of their sales to 1% For The Planet. Between supporting bees with each sale, and of course the mead itself, they’ve got a great thing going.
A few of us just visited last Saturday (also National Mead Day) and had a great experience in the tasting room (it doubles as their production area as well.) We tasted their Orange Blossom, Ginger, Sassafras, and Sour meads. All were awesome. I really loved the Orange Blossom and Ginger meads. The sour was a nice surprise. Thanks to Frank and Alex for being such great hosts; we enjoyed the mead, learned a bunch, and laughed our asses off!
It was cool to have the chance to taste another ginger mead. I’ve been looking forward to coming up with a ginger mead recipe of my own for a couple of months now, and I’m hoping to start fermenting a proper batch soon.