Costa Rica Meadery Newsletter - August 2016
agosto 05 2016 – Michael Lindeman
What’s Happening in the Meadery
This month we officially have opened our online store. Now you can purchase your favorite meads directly from Costa Rica Meadery and have them delivered to you. This month we are limiting deliveries to the central metropolitan area (see map). We plan to expand our delivery service soon.
On Saturday, August 6 2016, we will be celebrating “Mead Day.” First organized in 2002 by the American Homebrewers Association, Mead Day takes place on the first Saturday in August every year. It aims to increase the awareness of mead as a drink, and to foster camaraderie among mead makers and mead drinkers. Costa Rica Meadery would like to help you and your friends celebrate Mead Day by offering a 20% discount on all of our meads purchased from our online store.
We have entered four meads in this year’s Copa Cervezas de América, the most important beer-related event in Latin America. Last year, two of our entries, Passiflora and Caribeño, came away with silver medals. Stay tuned to see if Passiflora and Caribeño can repeat their medal-winning performance and if Flan de Coco and Nicoyano can bring home their first medals.
What’s Happening in the Apiary
What’s Happening in the Creamery
Featured Recipe of the Month
This mead slush is the perfect sip on a hot day! Just blend ingredients together, freeze in a ziploc bag, then enjoy a grown-up slushie whenever the mood strikes.
Prep Time: 5 min | Total Time: 3 to 5 hours
1/2 cup honey
1/2 tsp citric acid
1 400 ml bottle of Amapola Hibiscus Mead
1 cup water
In a food processor, combine the honey, and citric acid, mead, water. Turn the machine on and let run for a minute.
Pour the mead mixture into a large Ziploc bag.
Close the Ziploc bag and place in a second bag.
Freeze until slushy (at least 3 hours). To produce a finer grained sorbet style dessert, shake bag every 30 minutes.
Products Available This Month
Goat Cheese with Rosemary
Goat Cheese with Pollen and Lavender
Goat Cheese with Garlic and Black Pepper
MilFlores Raw Wildflower Liquid Honey
MilFlores Multifloral Raw Creamed Honey