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GotMead Live

GotMead Live is a show all about mead - making it, drinking it and learning about the world of mead. We bring in home meadmakers, commercial meadmakers and industry leaders to talk about mead.


9-20-22 - The Minnesota Mead Mafia
9-20-22 - Tonight is a night of mead and madness, as we welcome the Minnesota Mead Mafia gang to the show. Right on the heels of the Valyries' Horn Mead Competition, this bunch of maniacal mead makers have a lot of great info to bring, and even more craziness.
159:01 21/09/22
9-6-22 Mike and DJ at Honnibrook Meadery - Castle Rock, CO9-6-22 Mike and DJ at Honnibrook Meadery - Castle Rock, CO
Tonight at 9PM Eastern on GotMead Live we're headed out to Colorado, to talk with Mike and DJ from Honnibrook Meadery. AJ and I met Mike and DJ at the 2019 MeadCon and MazerCup, and I was *blown away* by their salted mango session mead (and all their other meads). These guys are doing something right, and if you haven't tried it, you need to. Kevin visited them in 2022 and loved their meads.They're expanding, new location, new meads, and braggots! Join us to see what's up.
122:33 07/09/22
8-9-22 Dan Kesterson at Antelope Ridge Mead in Colorado Springs, CO
Tonight on Gotmead Live at 9PM ET, we will be talking with Dan Kesterson at Antelope Ridge Mead in Colorado Springs, CO. Their focus is on pyments, whole-fruit fermentation, and session meads.Join us to dive into mead with Dan!
150:48 10/08/22
7-12-22 Jeremy Kynkl - Heirophant Meadery - Whidbey Island and Mead, Washington
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149:38 13/07/22
5-24-22 Bob Slanzi - Bees, Meads and European Mead Making
We're hanging out with Bob Slanzi, beekeeper, meadmaker, industry influencer and general all around pretty cool guy. We're going to ramble around and talk mead both here in the US and in Europe.
122:37 25/05/22
4-22-22 - Rachel Lipman, Loew Vineyards - 150 years and 5 Generations of Mead Making
4-26-22 Tonight on Gotmead Live, we're talking with Rachel Lipman, owner of Loew Vineyards, in Mt. Airy, Maryland, one of the oldest vineyards in Maryland. The mead production in the Loew family dates back to the mid-1800's in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, with a few prominent meaderies and distribution all over Europe. Rachel is one of the youngest winemakers in Maryland (if not the youngest), and she's pushing the boundaries in a male-dominated industry.
155:19 27/04/22
4-12-22 RJ Cassle - Bragging Rooster Meadery in Warrenton, NC
4-12-22 Tonight at 9PM ET we'll be getting together with RJ Cassle, head brewer and meadmaker at Bragging Rooster Beer, Mead and Cider in Warrenton, NC, just a half hour from Vicky's place. RJ is hard at work in getting Bragging Rooster to opening, which should be very soon!
138:09 13/04/22
3-29-22 Pierre Rodrigue - All Juice Meads, Flavor Profiles and Creating Meads
Tonight we're talking with Pierre Rodrigue, home meadmaker in Alberta, Canada. Pierre has been with us before, he's an award winning meadmaker who likes to work with juice, and like us, is a flavor maven.
136:37 30/03/22
3-15-22 Adam, Ian and Isaac Rushing - Honey and Hops Brew Works - Meadery on a Shoestring
Tonight at 9PM ET, we're talking with Ian, Adam and Isaac Rushing, owners of Honey and Hops Brew Works in Front Royal, VA. Honey and Hops Brew Works is a meadery started on a shoestring, and the Rushing brothers have gotten it to a thriving business.
117:36 16/03/22
3-1-22 Shawn Darryl Harris – Wao Kele Honey and mead with Hawaiian honey
3-1-22 Tonight on Gotmead Live at 9PM ET, we're headed to paradise, Hawaii, that is. We're getting together with Shawn Darryl Harris, honey wrangler at Wao Kele Honey Farm, and meadmaker.
147:11 02/03/22
2-15-22 TJ Cline - Domras Cup and the Savannah Brewers League
Tonight at 9PM ET, Gotmead Live will be talking with TJ Kline, President of the Savannah Brewers League and Organizer of the Domras Cup Mead Competition, which was held two weekends ago. We'll be talking mead, competing, and running a competition.
165:24 16/02/22
2-1-22 Ty Wheeler - TK and Drinks
2-1-22 Tonight we're hanging with Ty Wheeler, mead maker, and host of the 'TK and Drinks' video podcast.Ty is a denizen of Arizona, and is a dad of two boys and purchasing agent in his day life. By night, he's a podcaster and is working on mead distribution. At the beginning of COVID, he got laid off and decided to make a career in the mead industry. Join us as we talk meadmaking, distribution, and mead reviewing and judging.
138:25 02/02/22
1-18-22 Cathy and Mike Rape - The Ferm Meadery in Conroe, TX
1-18-22 Tonight on Gotmead Live at 9PM ET, we're talking with Mike & Cathy Rape, owners of The Ferm Meadery in Conroe, TX. They're making great mead in both session & full strength & spreading mead, music and food around. Join us to talk mead!
146:02 19/01/22
11-23-21 Stephen at Experimeads - SCIENCE of Meadmaking
11-23-21 Tonight we’re venturing back into the world of mead sensory analysis. Stephen from will be joining us again to talk about the latest mead experiments he's been conducting.Stephen is a home mead maker, three time Canadian mead maker of the year, and BJCP certified beer and mead judge. In the process of honing his craft, he has been testing the parameters of mead fermentation and conducts formal sensory analysis to compare methods. Given the lack of scientific evaluation of meads relative to wine and beer, he has been sharing his findings with other mead makers via to try and push mead quality to the next level.
137:50 24/11/21
11-9-21 Rohan Meadery - Wendy Rohan and Rosie Haines - Mead is big in Texas
11-9-21 Tonight we're headed to Texas to talk with Wendy Rohan and Rosie Haines at Rohan Wines and Meads in La Grange, situated between La Grange, Round Top and Fayetteville in south central Texas.Rohan Meadery is at Blissful Folly Farm. The farm is home to Rohan Wines and Meads, Blissful Folly hard ciders and La Grange Brewing Co.
125:10 10/11/21
10-26-21 Yancy Bodenstein, Manisha Eigner and Jacob Latour - Clear Skies Meadery - home mead going pro
10-26-21 Tonight at 9PM ET GotMead Live is headed to Gaithersburg, MD to talk with Yancy Bodenstein, Manish Eigner and Jacob Latour at @clearskiesmeadery . Join us as we talk with them about mead (of course), the challenges of going pro, and what is going on with mead in the Clear Skies world.
161:46 27/10/21
10-12-21 James Boicourt - Charm City Meadworks - Session Meads - on the Dry Side
10-12-21 We're headed to Baltimore, where we'll catch up with James Boicourt, founder and owner of Charm City Meadworks.
155:20 13/10/21
9-28-21 Bob Slanzi - Making Mead, Rescuing a Mead, Saving a Meadery
9-27-21 Tonight we're changing up a bit, Charm City had to reschedule into October. We're tickled to have Bob Slanzi step in to talk with us tonight. He's going to work with Vicky to rescue a mead of hers that went a bit sideways, and we're going to talk about making mead (of course), as Bob is a no-measure meadmaker, he's all about the flavor profile and the palate. There may be a special guest or two!
106:36 29/09/21
9-14-21 National Honey Month with Alison Conklin - National Honey Board
9-14-21Tonight we're celebrating National Honey Month with Alison Conklin at the National Honey Board. The NHB has a bunch of really interesting events and campaigns going on during September.
107:01 15/09/21
8-31-21 Tom Gosnell - Gosnells of London, Great Britain
8-31-21 Tonight we're doing a pre-recorded session with Tom Gosnell, owner of Gosnell's of London.Tom got interested in meadmaking in 2013 after a visit to the US and going to Maine Meadworks. He liked it so much, he decided to try meadmaking at home. After three years of increasing meadmaking in his kitchen, he decided it was time to go commercial, and took the plunge.
97:41 01/09/21
8-19-21 Gordon Baron and Ann Farrell - Lancashire Mead, Lancashire, Great Britain
8-19-21 Tonight at 9PM ET, we're 'across the pond' visiting with Ann Farrell and Gordon Baron at Lancashire Mead in Horwich, Lancashire, Great Britain. They make meads in a natural fashion, without stabilizers or finings.
150:27 20/08/21
7-27-2021 Danique Staal- De Noordelijke Mederij, Netherlands
7-27-21 Tonight we're back across the pond and hanging out with Danique Staal, owner of De Noordelijke Mederij (The Northern Meadery). Danique makes some very interesting meads, including a Stroopwafel mead that took gold and Best in Show at the European Mead Makers Kings of Mead Competition Mead Madness Cup in 2020, the largest mead competition in Europe.
146:29 28/07/21
7-13-21 Frank Golbeck, Alyson Schramm Naeger and Ken Schramm - The Mead Institute
7-13-21 Tonight we're getting together with Frank Golbeck from Golden Coast Mead and Alyson Schramm Naeger from Schramm's Mead to talk about the Mead institute, a non-profit they have founded to establish Mead as an industry with a more than 1000 year future.
120:03 14/07/21
6-24-21 Gert Smet - The Blacksmith's Meadery, Antwerp Belgium
Tonight we're continuing our travels in Europe with Gert Smet and the Blacksmith's Meadery in Antwerp, Belgium.
144:56 25/06/21
6-15-21 Kon and Julie Paseschnikoff - Bee Boyzz Honey and Meadery in Manitoba, Canada
Tonight we're staying in North American and headed for Manitoba, Canada. Kon and Julie Paseschnikoff own Bee Boyzz Honey and Mead in Oak Bluff, Manitoba and will be joining us to talk prairie honey and the mead they make with it.
134:12 16/06/21
6-8-21 Anders Riseng - Askheimer Meadery in Norway - Making Norwegian Mead with Nordic Ingredients
6-8-21 Tonight on Gotmead Live at 9PM ET/3AM Norway time, we're continuing our journeys around Europe & talking with Anders Riseng, co-owner of Askheimer Meadery in Askim, Norway. Askheimer Meadery is one of just a few meaderies so far in Norway, but that is changing, as mead awareness grows in Europe.Anders and his partner Jarl-Magnus teamed up with the idea of starting a meadery during a tasting session at the local beer club – Askim Beerclub,
147:25 09/06/21
5-11-21 - Jeroen Krikke - Kollectiv Mead - Dutch Modern Craft Mead
5-11-21 This episode, we're headed off to the Netherlands, and hanging out with Jeroen Krikke, owner of Kollectiv Mead in Den Haag (The Hague). Jeroen is a long time mead maker, and has taken his love of mead commercial, with his small, but growing meadery.
155:45 12/05/21
4-27-21 Stian Krog - Mjøderiet Mead - Bringing back mead in Norway
4-27-21 This week on Gotmead Live we're going international! Our guest is Stian Krog, owner of Mjøderiet in Norway, the first meadery to bring back mead in that country. This episode is not live, we got together with Stian yesterday so he wouldn't be up at 3 am!
139:28 27/04/21
4-13-21 Pierre Rodrigue - Making Mead and Wine in Canada
4-13-21 Tonight we're chatting with Pierre Rodrigue, a prolific wine and meadmaker living in Alberta, Canada.
150:47 14/04/21
3-30-21 Cristoff Plizga and Scot Schaar - Polish mead and beyond
3-30-21 Tonight we're talking Polish mead, and all other things mead with Kris Plizga and Scot Schaar. Both of these gentlemen are accomplished mead makers, and both are pretty darn good Polish mead makers.
134:31 31/03/21