Our business was established in 2017, crafting modern-style blended mead with a variety of recipes. Our new meadery and tasting room on Main Street in Poughkeepsie 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
FALL HOURS (SEPT - DEC)
SAT 12-5 | SUN 12-4
UPDATED COVID-19 POLICY (AS OF 8/6/2021)
Well this just keeps changing...
Per CDC guidelines, it is currently recommended in Dutchess County that people wear face coverings while indoors when not drinking/eating. Keep in mind we have very limited seating outdoors, sometimes none when the weather doesn't permit. We do our best to spread out seating inside. The tasting room staff has been fully vaccinated; we will continue to monitor the news and guidelines as best we can.
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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.
If you want to find us at one of your favorite shops, bars or restaurants (within the Hudson Valley of NY) tell the owner/manager to reach out to us!
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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!
MEAD CLUB SIGNUP PERIOD IS CLOSED
NEXT TIME IT'LL BE OPEN: JANUARY 1-31
BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR MORE INFO IN DECEMBER!
Love mead? Want exclusive access to special mead? Avid supporter of Slate Point Meadery? Sign-up to our club membership program!
When you sign up as a member, you will be the first to receive new meads when they're available and have access to limited releases before anyone else. You can sign up for either pickups from the meadery or shipments direct to your door (we can ship to 30+ states currently!). UPS Ground shipping charges apply.
Bottle pickups and shipments will include 2 meads (both new and reoccurring) and will become available on a quarterly basis (around every 3 months). We will send confirmation emails to make sure your payment info is up-to-date and you are ready for the bottle release. Your credit card associated with your membership will be charged at the official release date; then your mead will be ready for pickup or will be shipped out. Charges will vary dependent on the mead being release (anywhere between $30-50 for 2 bottles). There is no fixed membership cost, and you do not need to pay anything at sign up!
Membership opt-in is available only once every 6 months and is open to everyone for that one month, starting on July 1st and January 1st. Check out this website when it becomes available. Opt-out is available at any time before a release date.
Not enough incentive yet? Well, club members will also get a 10% discount on any to-go bottles purchased at the tasting room or online purchases for shipment. Pretty sweet deal, right?
Questions? Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Slate Point Meadery Team