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
CURRENT OPEN HOURS
THU/FRI 6-8PM | SAT 3-7PM
*Open hours allow for tasting flights and bottles to-go
BOOK A PRIVATE TASTING BELOW
To ensure we're providing a safe experience and following NYS enforced regulations we will:
wear face coverings at all times
require all guests to wear face coverings when not enjoying our mead
keep all areas sanitized regularly
provide a hand sanitizer station
provide seating for up to only 15 guests at a time
keep the bar clear for ordering only
require social distancing
offer prepackaged food options to go with tastings and 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 mead to the public!
CURRENT TAP LIST
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.
Saturday private tastings will be ending after March! See available time slots below...
Starting in April we'll be offering reserved time slots for personalized group tastings on SUNDAYS only. The meadery will be closed to your group alone, allowing you to enjoy a full tasting of every mead available on tap! Learn all about mead, what our mead has to offer, and enjoy every sip with your favorite people. Afterwards you'll be able to purchase any bottles of your favorite mead to take home at a 10% DISCOUNT.
Minimum 2 guests - Maximum 8 guests per group
$20 per individual guest
Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance or earlier
Sunday Time slots: 12pm, 1:30pm
Sunday time slots will go live starting March 22nd
Directions: Complete the menu options below and click Reserve Now to book a tasting! You will receive an email from us to confirm the reserved time slot. Note: if the time slot you select has already been booked, we'll inform you via email and will coordinate a new time slot.
Mar 13: 1PM available
Mar 20: 12PM available | 1PM available
Mar 27: 1PM available | 2PM available
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, 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 ingredient known as honey.
While old-school style 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 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.