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, 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.

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SLATE POINT MEADERY

184 Main Street | Queen City Lofts Building | Poughkeepsie NY

WINTER OPEN HOURS

THU 6-8PM | FRI 6-8PM | SAT 3-7PM

BOOK A PRIVATE TASTING BELOW 

AVAILABLE SATURDAYS 12-3PM ONLY

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

To ensure we're providing a safe experience and following NYS enforced regulations 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 15 guests at any given time

  • keep the bar clear for ordering mead only; no guests can sit at the bar

  • require all guests to wear face coverings when inside, with exception of sitting 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

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SHIP MEAD TO YOUR HOME

Limited mead available for shipment via UPS Ground. For pickup orders, stop by our tasting room during open hours. If you'd like to place an order for pickup ahead of time, email us at mead@spmeadery.com and we'll coordinate with you.

 

PRIVATE TASTINGS

During the winter months we're offering one-hour time slots for personalized group tastings from 12-3pm on Saturdays only. The meadery will be closed to your group alone, allowing you to enjoy a full tasting of every mead available on tap at that time! 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.

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.

January 23: ALL BOOKED

January 30: 12PM available | 1PM available | 2PM available

February 6: 12PM available | 1PM available | 2PM available

 

FIND US

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!

SHOPS

Half Time

Poughkeepsie NY

Mamaroneck NY

Boutique Wine Spirits & Ciders

Fishkill NY

Liquorama Wine Cellars

Hyde Park NY

Branching Out Bottle Shop

Camillus NY

RESTAURANTS

Crafted Kup

Poughkeepsie NY

Essie's Restaurant

Poughkeepsie NY

1915 Wine Cellar

Poughkeepsie NY

Tavern23

Poughkeepsie NY

Chill Wine Bar

Beacon 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 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.

 

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