220 episodes

GotMead Live features interviews with mead world influencers and makers and discussion about making mead, drinking mead, finding mead and what is going on in the mead world!

GotMead Live Radio Show GotMead.com

    • Arts
    • 4.6 • 15 Ratings

GotMead Live features interviews with mead world influencers and makers and discussion about making mead, drinking mead, finding mead and what is going on in the mead world!

    5-24-22 Bob Slanzi – Bees, Meads and European Mead Making

    5-24-22 Bob Slanzi – Bees, Meads and European Mead Making

    Tonight at 9PM ET, 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.



    Bob Slanzi has been keeping bees and making award winning meads for years He is very active in the meadmaking, homebrew and beekeeping communities, having held offices in both his clubs in NY in the past. he is the past president of the Home Governing Committee of the American Mead Makers Association, and very active in helping bring the word of mead to everyone. He is the person who set up and maintains the monthly deals the American Mead Makers Association has for members. Bob was a speaker at the 2022 European Mead Makers Association Conference and judged at their Mead Madness Cup mead competition.



    He is known for his meads, and isn’t afraid to try new flavors, like seaweed or toasted walnuts. Bob likes to experiment, and talks about layering flavors in meads to get the result you want.



    Join us as we talk with and chat about what he's making, and what he's seen and learned.



    This player will show the most recent show, and when we're live, will play the live feed. If you are calling in, please turn off the player sound, so we don't get feedback.[break] [break]Click here to see a playable list of all our episodes!







    Sponsor:



    Honnibrook Craft Meadery. Rated the very best winery in Colorado! Visit our state-of-the-art meadery and tasting room south of downtown Castle Rock, Colorado, in a converted man cave. Mention the Got Mead Podcast this month for a free draft taster!  Google H-O-N-N-I Brook for hours and directions. They love visitors!  www.honnibrook.com







    If you want to ask your mead making questions, you can call us at 803-443-MEAD (6323) or send us a question via email, or via Twitter @GotmeadNow and we'll tackle it online! 9PM EDT/6PM PDT Join us on live chat during the show Bring your questions and your mead, and let's talk mead! You can call us at 803-443-MEAD (6323), or Skype us at meadwench (please friend me first and say you're a listener, I get tons of Skype spam), or tweet to @gotmeadnow.







    Upcoming Shows

    Show links and notes



    * Let There Be Melomels by Rob Ratliff

    * The Big Book of Mead Recipes by Rob Ratliff

    * Let There Be Session Meads by Rob Ratliff



    Upcoming Events



    *

    * May 25 - Oppegaard Meadery, Tukwila, WA - Mead Tasting at Mariblu Southcenter - Active Adult Living 55+

    * May 25 - KingsView Mead & Cider, Lebanon, PA - Lebo Fun Run

    * May 26 - KingsView Mead and Cider, Lebanon, PA - music by Derrick Beattie

    * May 27 - KVLT Mead, Tacoma, WA - Beyond the Grid - music

    * May 28 - KVLT Mead, Tacoma, WA - Safeword! Kinky Queer Comedy Show

    * May 28 - Starrlight Mead, Pittsboro, NC - A Visit with CLAWS - Wildlife rehabilitation

    * May 28 - Four Brothers Mead, Festus,

    • 2 hr 2 min
    4-22-22 – Rachel Lipman, Loew Vineyards – 150 years and 5 Generations of Mead Making

    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.



    Rachel is the granddaughter of Wolfgang Loew, and he adopted the name William when he came to the US after World War II, having been the only member of the family to survive the Holocaust, and he did so by being in the Underground. William ended up in Maryland after some time in Indianapolis, and when he arrived, he felt compelled to start making wine at home, remembering his childhood and the smell of the barrels in his family's meadery. He practices and tweaked, and became very well versed in creating a palatable bottle of wine. He kept this up, and when he retired from his 'day job', Bill found a great 37 acre piece of land in Frederick County and planted grapevines. At the time there were only a handful of grape growers and wineries in Maryland.



    Now the torch has passed to the next generations, and Rachel, the eldest granddaughter, has taken over. Rachel grew up learning about the family history and the winery, and immersed herself in the industry, getting a Bachelor's of Science in Plant Science and a Bachelor's of Arts in Communication. She also studied in France, interned at an organic vineyard in the Loire Valley. She also completed the Washington State University Enology Program. Rachel now manages most aspects of the operations for the vineyard, winery and tasting room. Including winemaking.



    Rachel makes her families' mead. They have a dry, semi-dry and semi-sweet mead, and make a cyser and a pyment (which has multiple vintages). She spent quite a bit of time uncovering her families mead-making past. While things were shut down during Covid, she dug through Polish documents, magazines and newspapers to learn more about the family business. She learned that her families' meadery was in a district that had warehouses, vodka distilleries, several other meaderies, and a beer garden. Her families' meadery took up an entire city block!



    At the time in the 1800's when the Loew family were meadmaking, they distributed internationally. And of the ten kids that they had, two of them started meaderies of their own. The rest got into winemaking. One son established the first national meadery and beeswax facility in Poland. He and his wife had three sons, one of which was Wolfgang, Rachel's grandfather.



    Rachel is now carrying one the family winemaking, and has updated the winery with all new equipment, and is looking to a future of providing her family's wine and mead to the customers of the future.



    Join us as we talk with Rachel and explore the rich mead (and wine) history she is part of.



    This player will show the most recent show, and when we're live, will play the live feed. If you are calling in, please turn off the player sound, so we don't get feedback.[break] [break]Click here to see a playable list of all our episodes!







    Sponsor:



    Honnibrook Craft Meadery. Rated the very best winery in Colorado! Visit our state-of-the-art meadery and tasting room south of downtown Castle Rock, Colorado, in a converted man cave. Mention the Got Mead Podcast this month for a free draft taster!  Google H-O-N-N-I Brook for hours and directions. They love visitors!  www.honnibrook.com







    If you want to ask your mead making questions,

    • 2 hr 35 min
    4-12-22 RJ Cassle – Bragging Rooster Meadery in Warrenton, NC

    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!



    Robert J. Cassle aka RJ is a level 43 character in this game called life. He calls himself a jack of many trades and master of some. RJ spent 10 years in the military, 4 years in law enforcement, a few years as a Subway sandwich artist, and 20 plus years as low voltage/security technician.



    RJ has a love for growing plants, throwing axes, and bringing people together. About 9 years ago he was told that the alcohol budget was too high and that he needed a hobby.



    Enter mead! RJ's best friend was doing home brew beer at the time, and they really didn’t need another excuse to hang out, but brewing became one. Except, the friend asked if RJ was interested in brewing mead. RJ had no idea what he was talking about, so he did some research. He absolutely fell in love with it. He thought the history was amazing, and wanted to learn more. He and his friend started brewing on weekends and RJ started volunteering at Honeygirl Meadery in Durham on bottling nights. Diane at Honeygirl was the best mentor to get him from homebrewing to commercial brewing. RJ imagined the whole Bragging Rooster as just a meadery until the day he was introduced to some people who wanted to open a brewery but had no commercial brewing experience. He partnered up with them and they took Bragging Rooster from just mead to beer, mead, and cider and that is what they are opening in Warrenton, NC.



    Join us to talk with RJ and find out what he's done with meads, and where he is planning to take Bragging Rooster when they go live!



    This player will show the most recent show, and when we're live, will play the live feed. If you are calling in, please turn off the player sound, so we don't get feedback.[break] [break]Click here to see a playable list of all our episodes!







    Sponsor:



    Honnibrook Craft Meadery. Rated the very best winery in Colorado! Visit our state-of-the-art meadery and tasting room south of downtown Castle Rock, Colorado, in a converted man cave. Mention the Got Mead Podcast this month for a free draft taster!  Google H-O-N-N-I Brook for hours and directions. They love visitors!  www.honnibrook.com







    If you want to ask your mead making questions, you can call us at 803-443-MEAD (6323) or send us a question via email, or via Twitter @GotmeadNow and we'll tackle it online! 9PM EDT/6PM PDT Join us on live chat during the show Bring your questions and your mead, and let's talk mead! You can call us at 803-443-MEAD (6323), or Skype us at meadwench (please friend me first and say you're a listener, I get tons of Skype spam), or tweet to @gotmeadnow.







    Upcoming Shows



    * April 26 - Rachel Lipman - Loew Vineyards



    Show links and notes



    * Let There Be Melomels by Rob Ratliff

    * The Big Book of Mead Recipes by Rob Ratliff



    Upcoming Events

    • 2 hr 18 min
    3-29-22 Pierre Rodrigue – All Juice Meads, Flavor Profiles and Creating Meads

    3-29-22 Pierre Rodrigue – All Juice Meads, Flavor Profiles and Creating Meads

    3-29-22 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.

    Pierre has been fermenting wine since 1985. Early batches consisted of kits, and fruits and berries. As there weren’t a lot of publications then and zero internet, he learned a lot by trial and error. Pierre began mead making in the fall of 2016, and has won several medals and Best of Show at Canada’s Mellarius Cup.

    His penchant for all juice meads is fairly well known on social media, where he moderates GotMead, Modern Mead Makers, Home Made Wine Making, and his own page, Mead and Wine Crafting.

    In his spare time you can find him drawing, baking, cooking, curing and smoking meats, or long distance target shooting.

    This player will show the most recent show, and when we're live, will play the live feed. If you are calling in, please turn off the player sound, so we don't get feedback.[break] [break]Click here to see a playable list of all our episodes!







    Sponsor:



    Honnibrook Craft Meadery. Rated the very best winery in Colorado! Visit our state-of-the-art meadery and tasting room south of downtown Castle Rock, Colorado, in a converted man cave. Mention the Got Mead Podcast this month for a free draft taster!  Google H-O-N-N-I Brook for hours and directions. They love visitors!  www.honnibrook.com







    If you want to ask your mead making questions, you can call us at 803-443-MEAD (6323) or send us a question via email, or via Twitter @GotmeadNow and we'll tackle it online! 9PM EDT/6PM PDT Join us on live chat during the show Bring your questions and your mead, and let's talk mead! You can call us at 803-443-MEAD (6323), or Skype us at meadwench (please friend me first and say you're a listener, I get tons of Skype spam), or tweet to @gotmeadnow.







    Upcoming Shows



    * April 12 - RJ Cassle - Bragging Rooster Meadery in Warrenton, NC

    * April 26 - Rachel Lipman - Loew Vineyards



    Show links and notes



    * Let There Be Melomels by Rob Ratliff

    * The Big Book of Mead Recipes by Rob Ratliff



    Upcoming Events



    * Mar 31 - HoneyGirl Meadery, Durham, NC - Queen Bee Virtual Mead Tasting of 3 meads from HoneyGirl. Order your tasting kits to join in!

    * April 1 - Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT - Spring Mead and Read

    * April 2 - Starrlight Meadery, Pittsboro, NC - Sip and Paint with Cateleya Jewelry Studio

    * April 2-3 Mountain Run Winery, Culpeper, VA - Mead and Mayhem 2022 - 2 day full contact armored combat fighting event

    * April 3 - Starrlight Meadery, Pittsboro, NC - Honey and Mead Tasting Class

    * April 3 - Skål Beer Hall, Seattle, WA - Spring Mead Festival - seven local meaderies on h...

    • 2 hr 16 min
    3-15-22 Adam, Ian and Isaac Rushing – Honey and Hops Brew Works – Meadery on a Shoestring

    3-15-22 Adam, Ian and Isaac Rushing – Honey and Hops Brew Works – Meadery on a Shoestring

    3-15-22 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.



    It started in 2019, with a Kickstarter that raised 11K in funds.  Then the brothers went on to find a location, and secure that, and get the licensing started.



    Then along came 2020 (queue ominous music) and the pandemic (more ominous music).



    But the brothers from Alaska (now living in Front Royal, VA) were undeterred.

    Honey and Hops opened their doors April 10th, 2020, about 3 weeks after the world shut down (Virginia went into lockdown on March 18th, 2020). They started with 5 flavors, and by the end of the first year had released just over 20 of their small batch meads. Within 8 months of operating out of their first location, they had a signed lease on a space 3 times the size of their original space, directly on Main St in Front Royal.

    Owned and operated by 3 brothers (out of 8 siblings) that grew up in Alaska, they have grown steadily over the past 2 years since opening.

    Adam started home brewing beer in 2015. Adam is fourth out of 8 siblings. He is our lead mead maker, and is the creative genius behind most of our flavor combinations.

    Ian has a background in journalism and marketing. He is the oldest of 8 siblings, and somehow persuaded Isaac and Adam to move from Alaska to Front Royal VA to start this venture.

    Isaac is the third oldest of 8 siblings. He has spent many years in management, and was our first “full time” employee, managing our day to day operations.

    Join us to talk with Ian, Adam and Isaac and hear more about how they got things going on a shoestring in the middle of the pandemic, and what they're doing with their meads.



    This player will show the most recent show, and when we're live, will play the live feed. If you are calling in, please turn off the player sound, so we don't get feedback.[break] [break]Click here to see a playable list of all our episodes!







    Sponsor:



    Honnibrook Craft Meadery. Rated the very best winery in Colorado! Visit our state-of-the-art meadery and tasting room south of downtown Castle Rock, Colorado, in a converted man cave. Mention the Got Mead Podcast this month for a free draft taster!  Google H-O-N-N-I Brook for hours and directions. They love visitors!  www.honnibrook.com







    If you want to ask your mead making questions, you can call us at 803-443-MEAD (6323) or send us a question via email, or via Twitter @GotmeadNow and we'll tackle it online! 9PM EDT/6PM PDT Join us on live chat during the show Bring your questions and your mead, and let's talk mead! You can call us at 803-443-MEAD (6323), or Skype us at meadwench (please friend me first and say you're a listener, I get tons of Skype spam), or tweet to @gotmeadnow.







    If you could taste Hawaiian sunshine and aloha it would taste just like Wao Kele Honey.

    Raw unheated and unfiltered from the big island of Hawaii.

    All the honey is family produced on the family farm.

    Email islebuzz@gmail.com







    Upcoming Shows

    Show links and notes



    * a href="https://amzn.

    • 1 hr 57 min
    2-15-22 TJ Cline – Domras Cup and the Savannah Brewers League

    2-15-22 TJ Cline – Domras Cup and the Savannah Brewers League

    2-15-22 Tonight we're hanging out with TJ Cline, past President of the Savannah Brewers League and Organizer of the Domras Cup Mead Competition, which was held two weekends ago.



    TJ describes himself as a 'novice mead maker', with 18 batches under his belt over the last six years. He says he's always learning, and his current favorite styles are braggots, bochets and black currant fruit meads.



    He has been involved with the Domras Cup for the last six years, and worked his way up, starting with steward, and progressing to judging and registrar. Along the way he also became Secretary and is now President of the Savannah Brewers League, and is now the Organizer for the competition.



    TJ managed to keep the Domras cup going through the pandemic (no easy task), and has learned a few things that he thinks are crucial to planning a successful regional competition.



    The Domras Cup just completed it's 24th year of competition, and and the 25th year will be on 2/1/23, making it one of the longest running competitions out there. The competition is named in honor of Chuck Domras, who was instrumental in bringing mead to the Savannah Brewers League and furthering the mead making craft.



    Join us as we talk mead, competing your mead, and the challenges of putting on a large mead competition.



    This player will show the most recent show, and when we're live, will play the live feed. If you are calling in, please turn off the player sound, so we don't get feedback.[break] [break]Click here to see a playable list of all our episodes!







    Sponsor:



    Honnibrook Craft Meadery. Rated the very best winery in Colorado! Visit our state-of-the-art meadery and tasting room south of downtown Castle Rock, Colorado, in a converted man cave. Mention the Got Mead Podcast this month for a free draft taster!  Google H-O-N-N-I Brook for hours and directions. They love visitors!  www.honnibrook.com







    If you want to ask your mead making questions, you can call us at 803-443-MEAD (6323) or send us a question via email, or via Twitter @GotmeadNow and we'll tackle it online! 9PM EDT/6PM PDT Join us on live chat during the show Bring your questions and your mead, and let's talk mead! You can call us at 803-443-MEAD (6323), or Skype us at meadwench (please friend me first and say you're a listener, I get tons of Skype spam), or tweet to @gotmeadnow.







    Upcoming Shows



    * March 1 - Shawn Harris - Walkele Honey in Hawaii

    * March 15 - Ian Rushing - Honey and Hops Brewworks



    Show links and notes



    * Let There Be Melomels by Rob Ratliff

    * The Big Book of Mead Recipes by Rob Ratliff



    Upcoming Events



    * Feb 16 - Clear Skies Meadery, Gaithersburg, MD - Mind, Body and Mead Tasting Yoga

    * Feb 16 - Drinking Horn Meadery, Flagstaff, AZ - Mead Hall Trivia

    * Feb 17 - Kinsale Mead, Ireland - Online Mead Tasting (get  your kits ahead)

    * Feb 19 - a href="https://fb.

    • 2 hr 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

BurningLeaves ,

Great info

Great podcast. I just wish they created a second podcast more focused on technical information with a bit less gabbing.
Also, some of us cannot afford to go to the conferences, the "teasers" to the information that will be provided in talks at the conferences do more to irritate then anything. Please include how the "rest of us" can aquire the information that you will not disclose on the podcast.

Rohloffj ,

Anything technical?

This would be a TON better if there was done decent discussion about recipe building and technique. If it wasn't for the solid guests, this would be unbearable to listen to. The non-stop laughter, the cell phones that keep dinging, the long awkward pauses.... Time to train on Interviewing 101. I thought a two hour podcast with Ken Schramm would be more than 1:45 talking about apple tree varieties.

Prawn Solo ,

Educational Mead Debauchery for your Ears

Without a doubt the podcasters and interviewees are the most knowledgeable and entertaining Mazers in the Mead Making (and drinking😉) space. With over 50 years combined experience in making, judging and helping the Mead the niche grow, every episode is a delight to my ears.

Top Podcasts In Arts

NPR
The Moth
Roman Mars
Snap Judgment and PRX
Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser
Rusty Quill

You Might Also Like

JD Webb
meadmaderight.com
Man Made Mead
Gosnells of London
Brad Smith and Friends
Brülosophy