New traditions start with fresh ideas. Our Small Batch Series gives us a chance to play with new styles and flavours while embracing proven brewing methods. This limited edition brew is only available in a small batch so get it while it’s cold. If you love it, we’ll keep making it.
Only 1000 cans produced
Rosehips Don’t Lie has taken 6 months to become a tart, slightly sweet and acidic sparking mead. It has been aged with rosehips to create a complex and refreshing treat.
We often like to let our meads ferment naturally. With a general interest and fascination with the natural yeasts and bacterium found in honey, we have, once again, allowed the forces of nature make something beautiful and delicious.
What is Mead?
Mead exists in its own distinct category, like cider
Mead is fermented with three basic ingredients: honey, yeast and water. It isn’t classified as beer or wine in the typical sense, but stands apart in its own rank of alcoholic beverage. You might hear mead referred to as honey wine. Not quite. Mead is created by fermenting honey, while wine is made from fermented fruit. And though mead is often flavored with various fruits, that does not make it wine.
It’s quite possibly the oldest alcoholic beverage on earth.
Chinese pottery vessels dating from 7000 B.C. suggest evidence of mead fermentation that out-ages both wine and beer. The very first batch of mead was probably a chance discovery: Early foragers likely drank the contents of a rainwater-flooded beehive that had fermented naturally with the help of airborne yeast. Once knowledge of mead production was in place, the sweet beverage became globally gulpable, popular with Vikings, Mayans, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans alike.