Meduseld Meadery produces handcrafted Mead made from select local honey varieties and choice farm to table ingredients. Meduseld Meadery puts a modern face on an ancient beverage by mixing ingredients and flavor profiles from many cultures both far and familiar. Our tasting room is an inviting destination where Lancaster natives, and visitors to our county, can enjoy themselves while imbibing the oldest alcoholic beverage in the world. Meduseld means Mead Hall in Old English. A Mead Hall served as the nucleus of the community where oaths were spoken and toasted with a horn of Mead in hand.
What is Mead?
Mead is an alcoholic beverage that is made while fermenting honey by mixing honey, water, and yeast. The beverage is usually thought of as being sweet much like the honey it is made with but this would only be half correct. Mead can take on the characteristics of a wine, beer, champagne, and can even be distilled into a liquor. It can be anywhere from very sweet to very dry and can be flavored with just about anything imaginable, even hops. We make a Rauch mead made with smoked sweet potatoes, wildflower honey and fall spices that is out of this world!!