Our meadery was established in 2017, crafting modern-style blended mead with a variety of recipes.
Mead is an alcoholic beverage fermented primarily with honey.
Contrary to traditional style mead, our honey-based beverages are lighter bodied,
delicate, and not so sweet, which results in a more refreshing, drinkable experience.
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
INDOOR TASTING ROOM OPEN EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1ST!
* We will be following all Covid-19 regulation protocols (see below for details)
OPEN HOURS IN AUGUST
Walk-ins only, no reservations
WE'RE RAISING FUNDS THROUGH COMMUNITY CAPITAL CROWDFUNDING WITH HONEYCOMB!
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To ensure we're providing a safe experience and following NYS enforced regulations at the tasting room we will:
be wearing masks at all times as your mead-slinging tasting room staff
constantly keep all guest areas and surfaces clean and sanitized
provide a hand sanitizer station for any guests to use as needed
only have enough seating for up to 16 guests at any given time
keep the bar clear for ordering mead only; no guests can sit at the bar while enjoying mead
require all guests to wear face coverings when inside the meadery, with the exception of sitting at your table while enjoying mead
require all guests to keep a safe distance from other guests who are not in your party
offer inexpensive prepackaged food options to go with tasting flights and full pours of mead
* All of these are pending any sort of change at any given time by NYS mandate
We very much appreciate your cooperation which allows us to continue offering our most awesome meads to the public!
TAP ROOM LIST
Here's your chance to choose from our mead list and make a payment ahead of time, then simply pick up your order during open hours! For any "tap room only" mead not listed below, feel free to reach out to us via email to place an order. Note: we are not offering local delivery at the moment.
Hyde Park NY
New Rochelle NY
WHAT IS MEAD?
Mead is a honey-based alcoholic beverage, which is considered the first to be fermented in the entire history of humankind, dating to roughly 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 variety of flavor profiles.
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 500 and counting! "Modern" style mead is certainly on the rise.
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 product known as honey.
While traditional mead is considered to be heavy and sweet at higher alcohol content levels, all variations of mead produced by our meadery are designed to be light and refreshing, 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.