MeadHall

About our Meads

We are a Veteran-Owned Business.

Our ownership team includes:
Jay Moberly, 12 years Army National Guard
Dan Decker, 8 years Army and
Dave McCarty, 34 years Army National Guard

We seek to source our local providers:

The best meads are made from fresh fruit and raw honey.

The mead is aged on the lees for 9-12 months in an ambient temperature range of 65-75 degrees before bottling.

Making mead the Old-School way- the simplest way the head mead maker has developed over the last 35 years.


What We Don't Use

All of the below additives are things put into wine without your knowledge.
Great Mead Hall does not add any of these contaminates:

Acacia (gum arabic)
Acetaldehyde
Activated carbon
Albumen (egg white)
Alumino-silicates (hydrated) Bentonite (Wyoming clay) and Kaolin
Ammonium phosphate (mono- and di basic)
Ascorbic acid iso-ascorbic acid (erythorbic acid)
Aspergillus aculeatus
Calcium carbonate (with or without calcium salts of tartaric and malic acids):
Calcium pantothenate:
Carbon dioxide (including food grade dry ice)
Any Carbon Dioxide in the mead is from the fermentation process
Carbohydrase (alpha-Amylase)
Carbohydrase (beta-Amylase)
Carbohydrase (Glucoamylase, Amylogluco-sidase)
Carbohydrase (pectinase, cellulase, hemicellulase)
Casein, potassium salt of casein
Cellulase (beta-glucanase)
Citric acid
Copper sulfate
Defoaming agents (polyoxyethylene 40 monostearate, silicon dioxide, dimethylpoly-siloxane, sorbitan monostearate, glyceryl mono-oleate and glyceryl dioleate)
Dimethyl dicarbonate
Ethyl maltol
Ferrocyanide compounds
Fumaric acid
Gelatin (food grade)
Glucose oxidase
Granular cork
Isinglass
Lysozyme
Malic acid
Malo-lactic bacteria
Maltol
Milk products (pasteurized whole, skim, or half-and-half)
Nitrogen gas
Oak chips or particles, uncharred and untreated
Oxygen and compressed air
Polyvinyl-polypyr-rolidone (PVPP)
Potassium bitartrate
Potassium carbonate and/or potassium bicarbonate
Potassium citrate
Potassium meta-bisulfite
Protease (general)
Protease (Bromelin)
Protease (Ficin)
Protease (Papain)
Protease (Pepsin)
Protease (Trypsin)
Sorbic acid and potassium salt of sorbic acid
Soy flour (defatted)
Sulfur dioxide
Tannin:   
Tartaric acid
Thiamine hydrochloride
Urease
Yeast, cell wall/membranes of autolyzed yeast
Yeast, autolyzed

Old Scrumpy

This traditional cyser provides a pronounced apple flavor that become accentuated with chilling. At room temperate the honey characteristic is more pronounced

Batch A007

  • Barrel: #007
  • Pitched: 28 Sep 2015
  • Seedling Cider
  • Hasselmans Honey
  • Bottled: 3 Jul 2016
  • ABV 13.42%

Batch A008

  • Barrel: #008
  • Pitched: 28 Sep 2015
  • Seedling Cider
  • Hassleman Honey
  • Bottled: 9 Jul 2016
  • ABV 13.01%

Batch A009

  • Barrel: #009
  • Pitched: 5 Oct2015
  • Seedling Cider
  • Hassleman Honey
  • Bottled: 25 Sep 16
  • ABV 13.56%
  • Notice
    Reported spontaneous carbonation.
    Please open where its exuberance will not be an issue.

Batch A010

  • Barrel: #010
  • Pitched: 5 Oct 2015
  • Seedling Cider
  • Hasselman Honey
  • Bottled: 11 Dec 2016
  • ABV 13.70%
Batch A012
  • Barrel: #012
  • Pitched: 12 Oct 2015
  • Seedling Farm Cider
  • Hasselman Honey
  • Bottled: 2 Jan 2017
  • ABV 16.13% 

Batch A017

  • Barrel: #017
  • Pitched: 22 Oct 2015
  • Seedling Farm Cider
  • Hasselman Honey
  • Bottled: 13 May 2017
  • ABV 13.72%

Batch A026

  • Barrel: #026
  • Pitched: 5 Oct 2015
  • Seedling Farm Cider
  • Hasselman Honey
  • Bottled: 12 Feb 2018
  • ABV 12.66%

Batch A027

  • Barrel: #027
  • Pitched: 5 Nov 2015
  • Seedling Farm Cider
  • Hasselman Honey
  • Bottled: 10 Jun 2017
  • ABV 13.05%
  • Notice
    Reported spontaneous carbonation.
    Please open where its exuberance will not be an issue.

Batch A028

  • Barrel: #028
  • Pitched: 5 Nov 2015
  • Seedling Cider
  • Hassleman Honey
  • Bottled: 27 May 2017
  • ABV 13.04%
  • Notice
    Reported spontaneous carbonation.
    Please open where its exuberance will not be an issue.

Herminator

A traditional cyser done in the holiday spirit, well spiced it provide the perfect holiday flavor for sitting by the fire.

 

Batch A002

  • Barrel: #002
  • Pitched: 17 Sep 2015
  • Seedling Cider
  • Hassleman Honey
  • Bottled: 10 Jun 2016
  • ABV 14.76%

Batch A003

  • Barrel: #003
  • Pitched: 17 Sep 2015
  • Seedling Cider
  • Hassleman Honey
  • Bottled: 4 Sep 2016
  • ABV 16.22%

Batch A004

  • Barrel: #004
  • Pitched: 17 Sep 2015
  • Seedling Cider
  • Hassleman Honey
  • Bottled: 23 Jul 2016
  • ABV 14.71%

Batch A005

  • Barrel: #005
  • Pitched: 21 Sep 2015
  • Seedling Cider
  • Hassleman Honey
  • Bottled: 27 May 2017
  • ABV 13.84%

Batch A006

  • Barrel: #006
  • Pitched: 21 Sep 2015
  • Seedling Cider
  • Hassleman Honey
  • Bottled: 23 Oct 17
  • ABV 13.59%

Batch A011

  • Barrel: #011
  • Pitched: 12 Oct 2015
  • Seedling Farm Cider
  • Hasselman Honey
  • Bottled: 26 Dec 2016
  • ABV 13.04%

Batch A015

  • Barrel: #015
  • Pitched: 15 Oct 2015
  • Seedling Farm Cider
  • Hassleman Honey
  • Bottled: 26 Sep 2017
  • ABV 13.34%

Batch A016

  • Barrel: #016
  • Pitched: 15 Oct 2015
  • Seedling Farm Cider
  • Hasselman Honey
  • Bottled: 1 Oct 2018
  • ABV 14.68%

Batch A021

  • Barrel: #021
  • Pitched: 31 Oct 2015
  • Seedling Farm Cider
  • Hasselman Honey
  • Bottled: 17 Apr 2017
  • ABV 12.52%

Mz Beauregarde

A traditional melomel made with juice blueberries, fermented for six months or longer, racked off the fruit, and left to age. A full-flavored blueberry that stands above the rest.

Batch A001

  • Barrel: #001
  • DutchGold Honey
  • Adkin Farms Blueberries
  • Bottled: 28 Feb 2016
  • ABV 9.72%

Batch B001

  • Barrel: #001
  • Pitched: 23 Jul 2016
  • Hasselmans Honey
  • Adkin Farms Blueberries
  • Bottled: 10 Jun 2017
  • ABV 12.45%

Batch C002

  • Barrel: #008
  • Pitched: 20 Jun 2017
  • Adkin Farms Blueberries
  • Hasselmans Honey
  • Bottled: 11 Jun 2018
  • ABV 7.87%

Batch C003

  • Barrel: #046
  • Pitched: 20 Jun 2017
  • Adkin Farms Blueberries
  • Hasselmans Honey
  • Bottled: 29 Jul 2018
  • ABV 9.99%

 

King Alcinous

A traditional melomel made with fresh pear juice and aged on the lees for nine to twelve months.

Truly a delightful beverage for the pear connoisseur.

 

 

Batch B003

  • Barrel: #004
  • Pitched: 22 Sep 2016
  • Seedling Cider
  • Hassleman Honey
  • Bottled: 13 Sep 2017
  • ABV 12.49%

Batch C009

  • Barrel: #047
  • Pitched: 12 Sep 2017
  • Seedling Pear Cider
  • Great Lakes Bee Company Honey
  • Bottled: 17 Sep 2018
  • ABV 10.2%

Batch X001

  • Pitched: 5 Oct 2015
  • Seedling Pear cider
  • Hasselman honey
  • Bottled: 1 Jul 2016
  • ABV 12%

John Lake

A non-traditional fruit used in a very traditional way. Saskatoon berries brought to life and bring a refreshing and unique taste to our mead line up.

Batch BX02

  • Barrel: N/A
  • Pitched: 24 Aug 2016
  • Saskatoons from Saskatoon Farm and Nursery - Williamsburg, Michigan
  • Hasselman Honey
  • Bottled: 6 Sep 2017
  • ABV 14.25%

Batch C010

  • Barrel: #010
  • Pitched: 19 Sep 2017
  • Saskatoons from Saskatoon Farm and Nursery - Williamsburg, Michigan
  • Hasselman Honey
  • Bottled: 10 Oct 2018
  • ABV 14.19%

Maillard

A Traditional Brochet (Caramelized Honey Mead), aged 12 months. This rounds out our Classic Meads.

 

 

 

Batch B022

  • Barrel: #011
  • Pitched: 30 Dec 2016
  • Arriaga Honey
  • Bottled: 21 Jan 2018
  • ABV 11.22%

 

Óðrerir

A traditional Mead. Fresh and simple. Honey water and yeast aged for 12 months create this wonderful addition to our Mead line up.

Batch AX001

  • Barrel: N/A
  • Pitched: 30 Jul 2015
  • Hasselmans Honey
  • Bottled: 20 Dec 2016
  • ABV 14%

Batch C001

  • Barrel: #012
  • Pitched: 19 Feb 2017
  • Arriaga Honey
  • Bottled: 3 Jul 2018
  • ABV 14.95%

Kraneia

A traditional melomel made with tart cherries and left to age. A full-flavored cherry with excellent flavor.

Batch C007

  • Barrel: #017
  • Pitched: 8 Jul 2017
  • Hunsberger Farms Cherries
  • Hasselmans Honey
  • Bottled: 23 Jul 2018
  • ABV 13%

Ida's Blood

Batch C008

  • Barrel: #040
  • Pitched: 6 Aug 2017
  • Rivertown Farms Raspberries
  • Great Lakes Bee Company Honey
  • Bottled: 24 Sep 2018
  • ABV 13.9%

Sagapgia

Cranberry mead, a New World variety in an Old World tradition. At this time batches are listed as experimental.

Batch X002

  • Pitched: 12 Oct 2015
  • Degranchamp Cranberries
  • Hasselmans Honey
  • Bottled: 25 Aug 2016
  • ABV 11.65%

Estate Mead Series

Great Mead Hall is beginning an Estate Mead Series, which is when a honey estate is used to create a terre Traditional Mead.

Our first Óðrerir estate mead is beginning early summer 2018, from the Sullivan Estate.

The Sullivan Estate was located on Russco Road in Kent City, MI. Having recently been sold at auction, we were able to procure a large supply of very nice blueberry/wildflower/buckwheat honey.

The Randy Slachter Estate, located in Hopkins, Michigan. Randy is a third generation beekeeper. He started keeping bees when he was in his early twenties and was mentored by long-time beekeeper, Eugene Belgraph. His grandparents and uncle were also beekeepers. Randy stopped keeping bees in the 80's due to tracheal mite and family obligation. When he retired in 2008, he returned to beekeeping. Randy and his wife now manage approximately 100 hives.

Other estate honey will be added later this year, with an expectation of releasing two a year!

Great Mead Hall Outlets

Find our Meads Here!

Google Map

Bellavinos Fine Wine & Spirits
3920 Plainfield NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Cannonsburg Bottle Shop
8025 Cannonsburg Road
Cannonsburg, MI 49317

The Country Store
7821 Red Arrow Highway
Watervliet, MI 49098

The Crushed Grape
2869 Knapp St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

D. Schuler's Fine Wine & Spirits
2754 44th St SW
Wyoming, MI 49519
(616) 538-4560

The Depot
555 Dyckman Ave,
South Haven, MI 49090

Harding's Friendly Market
14 W Monroe St,
Bangor, MI 49013

Home Run Liquor & Deli
1259 Post Drive
Belmont, MI 49306

Horrocks Farm Market
235 Capital Ave SW,
Battle Creek, MI 49037

Kings Cove
430 W. 17TH, SUITE 12
HOLLAND, MI 49423
(616) 396-4766

Mid Town Party Store
9714 Red Arrow Hwy
Bridgman, MI 49106

Siciliano's Market
2840 Lake Michigan Dr NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Shell (R&H Petroleum)
748 South Main St.
Watervliet, MI 49098

Tiffany’s Wine & Spirit Shoppe
(269) 381-1414
1714 W Main St
Kalamazoo, MI 49006


In Our Own Store


Soap from Silver Palace Soaps

We carry the following scents:
  • Honey Dew
  • Lemon Grass-Patchouli
  • BlueBerry Festival

Honey Stixs from Hasselmans Honey

In the following flavors:

  • Root Beer
  • Grape
  • Cherry
  • Blueberry
  • Chocolate
  • Pina Colada
  • Cinnamon
  • Honey
  • Raspberry

Credits

  • Lynn Carpenter- Barrel Wrangler
  • David Crawford
  • Chuck Nelson - Floor Sander
  • Colette Decker - Helper
  • Chloe Decker - Helper
  • Zoe Decker - Helper
  • Jane Nelson -  Helper
  • Marcia Powers - Helper
  • Kris Bishop - Helper
  • Stingray Advisory Group - Web Page Support & Maintenance. Marketing Support
  • Vince Whitmore - Original Web Page Design and Graphic Arts
  • Martyna Alexander- Artist and Concept Design
  • Rich Green - Graphic Artist

Recipes

1 six ounce can of organic tomato paste
2 cups Herminator Mead
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
3 tbs unsulfered molasses
2 tsp hickory smoked salt
1 tbs chili powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Directions: Mix tomato paste and Herminator in sauce pan until smooth. Add all seasoning to mixture until well blended. Bring to a boil for three minutes, then lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Let cool and put in a glass jar and refrigerate. More cayenne pepper can be added for heat - so if you like it hot, make it that way! This works great for hot wings! Recipe courtesy: Colette Decker


Great Mead Hall and Brewing Company

215 W. Monroe, Bangor, MI 49013

Hours:

1 May through 31 Sep
Fridays open 5pm until 10pm
Saturdays open 1pm until 10pm
Sundays open 1pm until 6pm

1 Oct until 30 Oct
Fridays open 5pm until 9pm
Saturdays open 1pm until 7pm

1 Nov until 31 Mar
Fridays open 5pm until 8pm
Saturdays open 1pm until 6pm

1 April until 30 Apr
Fridays open 5pm until 9pm
Saturdays open 1pm until 7pm

We are always Closed on: New Years Eve, Christmas Eve & Christmas day

We will be Open on the following Holidays: Labor Day, Memorial Day & 4th of July
Holiday Hours will be 1pm until 6pm

We will also be Open the day before Halloween, from 6pm until 9pm, and Halloween from 4pm until 8pm.

Contact Us:
269-427-0827 or 269-906-1415 - please leave a message
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VIP Membership

We are proud to announce our VIP Membership! For $40 you will receive lifetime access*.

By purchasing a VIP Token and presenting it at the Mead Hall, you will receive 15% off purchases.

With each specialty release, VIP members may contact the Great Mead Hall and have up to 6 bottles held to be purchased later. After 3 months, any unclaimed holds will be returned to the general sales inventory.

Upcoming benefits for VIP club members will include:

-Access to the Library Room in the basement - where you may hang out, read books and browse the ancient books in a quiet environment. This should be available by January 2019.

-One year membership in the Drink Like Dave Treasure Hunt and 400 points to add to the Drink Like Dave point total. More information on this to come! This is expected to be rolled out some time after January 2019.

-VIP seating in our mezzanine. Planned for some time after 2021. This is a big project!

*Membership lasts as long as the Token so please do not lose or break your Token!

Great Mead Hall and Brewing Company
We are makers of traditional meads, made without modern additives.