Our business was established in 2017, crafting modern-style blended mead with a variety of recipes. Our new meadery and tasting room opened its doors in August 2020. Mead is an alcoholic beverage fermented primarily with honey. Contrary to "old-school" mead, most of our honey-based beverages are much lighter and not crazy sweet, the opposite of an after-dinner or dessert beverage. Mead has been perceived a certain way over the years; it's time to clean the slate and rethink mead.
SLATE POINT MEADERY
184 Main Street | Queen City Lofts Building | Poughkeepsie NY
SUMMER OPEN HOURS
FRI 6-8PM | SAT 12-7PM
PRIVATE TASTINGS ON SUNDAYS
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UPDATED COVID-19 POLICY (AS OF 6/18/2021)
New York State has lifted all Covid-19 related restrictions!
No face coverings are required in our tasting room. Social distancing is not required inside our tasting room. That said, we ask all our guests to respect others' decisions to continue wearing face masks and practice social distancing if they feel necessary. Of course we'll continue to clean and sanitize the meadery production space and tasting room on a regular basis as we normally would. Thank you all for your continued support and cooperation!
SHIP MEAD TO YOUR HOME
Limited mead available for shipment via UPS Ground. Not all mead we have at the tasting room is available for online ordering. For pickup orders, simply stop by our tasting room during open hours to choose from our wide selection of delicious goods.
Book a private tasting to have the meadery all to yourself!
2 - 8 max. number of guests only
$20 per individual guest
Available time slots: 12pm & 1pm
Reservations must be made 24 hrs in advance or earlier
$20 Deposit at time of reservation - after booking you will receive an invoice by email
Refunds accepted 24 hours in advance of your reservation or earlier
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WHAT IS MEAD?
Mead is a honey-based alcoholic beverage, which is considered the first to be fermented in the entire history of humankind, over 10,000 years ago. In order to be a mead, its primary fermented sugars must come from honey. We just add different ingredients to create a practically endless variety of flavor profiles.
The term "mead" itself is said to have originated from the word meadow, where bees have always been found to cultivate and pollinate, creating the awesome natural ingredient known as honey.
Mead has not been as prominent in the United States until recently. Over the past decade, the number of meaderies in the country has gone from 30 to over 600 and counting! "Modern" style mead is certainly on the rise.
While old-school style mead is considered to be heavy and sweet at higher alcohol content levels, most of the mead produced at our meadery is designed to be lighter and refreshing in comparison, while containing all the complexities and subtleties that make this type of beverage so unique.
One of the coolest characteristics of mead is that it has so much versatility. Mead can be infused with all types of fruit, spices, herbs, even vegetables, and more. Mead can also be used as an ingredient in cocktails, giving bartenders something unique to create with.
Stop by for a glass!