Meads

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%
  • Notice
    Reported spontaneous carbonation.
    Please open where its exuberance will not be an issue.

Batch A026

  • Barrel: #026
  • Pitched: 5 Oct 2015
  • Seedling Farm Cider
  • Hasselman Honey
  • Bottled: 12 Feb 2018
  • ABV 12.66%
  • Final Brix: 8.81

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%
  • Final Brix: 6.73
  • Notice 
    Reported spontaneous carbonation. 
    Please open where its exuberance will not be an issue.

Batch A030

  • Barrel: #030
  • Pitched: 10 Nov 2015
  • Seedling Farm Cider
  • Hasselman Honey
  • Bottled: 22 Oct 2017
  • ABV 13.35%
  • Final Brix: 6.27

BATCH B004

  • Barrel: #007
  • Pitched: 22 September 2016
  • Understory Farm and Orchard
  • Hasselman Honey
  • Bottled: 19 April 2019
  • ABV 6.02%
  • Final Brix: 19.24

Batch B017

  • Barrel: Bourbon Barrel
  • Pitched: 29 Oct 2016
  • Seedling Farm Cider
  • Hasselman Honey and Frank Arriaga Honey
  • Bottled: 7 Nov 2017
  • ABV 15.02%
  • Final Brix: 0.05

 

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%
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Batch A026

  • Barrel: #026
  • Pitched: 5 Oct 2015
  • Seedling Farm Cider
  • Hasselman Honey
  • Bottled: 12 Feb 2018
  • ABV 12.66%
  • Final Brix: 8.81

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%
  • Final Brix: 6.73
  • Notice 
    Reported spontaneous carbonation. 
    Please open where its exuberance will not be an issue.

Batch A030

  • Barrel: #030
  • Pitched: 10 Nov 2015
  • Seedling Farm Cider
  • Hasselman Honey
  • Bottled: 22 Oct 2017
  • ABV 13.35%
  • Final Brix: 6.27

BATCH B004

  • Barrel: #007
  • Pitched: 22 September 2016
  • Understory Farm and Orchard
  • Hasselman Honey
  • Bottled: 19 April 2019
  • ABV 6.02%
  • Final Brix: 19.24

Batch B017

  • Barrel: Bourbon Barrel
  • Pitched: 29 Oct 2016
  • Seedling Farm Cider
  • Hasselman Honey and Frank Arriaga Honey
  • Bottled: 7 Nov 2017
  • ABV 15.02%
  • Final Brix: 0.05

 

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%
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Batch A026

  • Barrel: #026
  • Pitched: 5 Oct 2015
  • Seedling Farm Cider
  • Hasselman Honey
  • Bottled: 12 Feb 2018
  • ABV 12.66%
  • Final Brix: 8.81

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%
  • Final Brix: 6.73
  • Notice 
    Reported spontaneous carbonation. 
    Please open where its exuberance will not be an issue.

Batch A030

  • Barrel: #030
  • Pitched: 10 Nov 2015
  • Seedling Farm Cider
  • Hasselman Honey
  • Bottled: 22 Oct 2017
  • ABV 13.35%
  • Final Brix: 6.27

BATCH B004

  • Barrel: #007
  • Pitched: 22 September 2016
  • Understory Farm and Orchard
  • Hasselman Honey
  • Bottled: 19 April 2019
  • ABV 6.02%
  • Final Brix: 19.24

Batch B017

  • Barrel: Bourbon Barrel
  • Pitched: 29 Oct 2016
  • Seedling Farm Cider
  • Hasselman Honey and Frank Arriaga Honey
  • Bottled: 7 Nov 2017
  • ABV 15.02%
  • Final Brix: 0.05

 

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%
  • Final Brix: 5.17

Batch A006

  • Barrel: #006
  • Pitched: 21 Sep 2015
  • Seedling Cider
  • Hassleman Honey
  • Bottled: 23 Oct 17
  • ABV 13.59%
  • Final Brix: 6.09

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%
  • Final Brix: 6.91

Batch A016

  • Barrel: #016
  • Pitched: 15 Oct 2015
  • Seedling Farm Cider
  • Hasselman Honey
  • Bottled: 1 Oct 2018
  • ABV 14.68%
  • Final Brix: 3.33

Batch A021

  • Barrel: #021
  • Pitched: 31 Oct 2015
  • Seedling Farm Cider
  • Hasselman Honey
  • Bottled: 17 Apr 2017
  • ABV 12.52%
  • Final Brix: 8.14

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%

Batch C004

  • Barrel: #028
  • Pitched:20 Jun 2017
  • Adkin Farms Blueberries
  • Hasselman Honey
  • Bottled: 31 Aug 2018
  • ABV 9.82%
  • Final Brix: 5.99

 

BATCH C005

  • Barrel: #027
  • Pitched:20 Jun 2017
  • Adkin Farms Blueberries
  • Hasselman Honey
  • Bottled: 22 March 2019
  • ABV 8.25%
  • Final Brix: 8.63

 

BATCH C006

  • Barrel: #005
  • Pitched:20 Jun 2017
  • Adkin Farms Blueberries
  • Hasselman Honey
  • Bottled: 27 July 2019
  • ABV 12.76%
  • Final Brix: 2.32

     

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%
  • Final Brix: 8.33

Batch X001

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

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%
  • Final Brix: 1.39

 

Batch D003

  • Barrel: #046
  • Pitched: 8 Mar 2018
  • Great Lakes Bee Co 
  • Bottled: 5 Aug 19
  • ABV 17.21%
  • Final Brix: -.96

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%
  • Final Brix: -0.91

Wahta OHSES

We have created the perfect blend of Michigan’s maple syrup and honey. Wahta Ohses is a traditional style Acerglyn mead boasting flavors of nuts, hints of oak and a sweet, yet delicate maple syrup finish.  Enjoy this semi sweet mead with a main course or drink over ice at your next party.

Batch D004

  • Barrel #: 005
  • Pitched: 29 March 2018
  • Ridley Syrup Shack
  • Randy Slachter Honey
  • Bottled: 20 May 2019
  • ABV 13.13%
  • Final Brix: 7.05

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%

     

 

BATCH D001

  • Barrel: #026
  • Pitched: 13 February 2018
  • Arriaga Honey
  • Bottled: 13 May 2019
  • ABV 5.32%
  • Final Brix: 14.81

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!

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%
  • Final Brix: -0.40

 

Batch D007

  • Barrel: #012
  • Pitched: 15 Jul 2018
  • Hunsberger Farms Cherries
  • Randy Slachter Honey
  • Bottled: 12 Aug 2019
  • ABV 13.52%
  • Final Brix: -0.27

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%
  • Final Brix: -1.86

Plum Test Batch

 

Batch DX01

  • Barrel: #NA
  • Pitched: 3 Aug 2018
  • Hunsberger Farms Plums
  • Great Lakes Bee Company Honey
  • Bottled: 5 Aug 2019
  • ABV 14.13%
  • Final Brix: 6.63