Prescott’s Superstition Meadery is Named Producer of The Best Mead in the World

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Arizona's craft beverage scene is becoming known around the world for recent cutting edge small batch products

“The products we make are part of an emerging industry and are largely unknown outside of craft beer circles. For the most devoted craft beverage lovers to rate Superstition products among the best in the world is the highest honor we could receive.”

Over Memorial Day weekend a dessert wine named Berry White became the top rated mead in the World on a leading craft beverage review site. Berry White is a mead, also known as honey wine, with an alcohol content of 13.5% and is made with Arizona honey, raspberry juice and white chocolate. This mead is produced in one of the many oak barrels in the underground winery and tasting room at Superstition Meadery. Owner Jeff Herbert said, “The products we make are part of an emerging industry and are largely unknown outside of craft beer circles. For the most devoted craft beverage lovers to rate Superstition products among the best in the world is the highest honor we could receive.” Prescott Arizona’s Superstition is also the only hard cider producer in the state, and this recognition follows Superstition’s achievement 4 weeks ago when their hard cider, Blueberry Spaceship Box, was ranked as number 2 in the world. http://www.ratebeer.com/beerstyles/mead/44/

Mead is known as the oldest alcoholic drink in history and is made by mixing honey with water and yeast. Contemporary mead makers often combine honey with fruits, herbs and barrel ageing, keeping with the tradition of the finest alcoholic beverages. The American Mead Maker’s Association even reports that mead is the fastest growing segment of the US alcohol industry. http://issuu.com/americanmead/docs/amma_14.1

Dakine Beckman of Scottsdale, Arizona has reviewed over 10,000 craft beverages for Ratebeer.com, Draft Magazine and American Mead Maker, and states, “There is no better resource for craft beer, mead and cider enthusiasts than Ratebeer.com. When deciding on a craft beverage purchase or where to find the best craft beverage establishments, the first and only place I look is Ratebeer.”

Ratebeer.com is the largest entity publishing ratings of alcoholic craft beverages and in January named Superstition Meadery as a top 100 brewer out of 19,000 international producers of beer, mead and hard cider. Max Kamen is the craft beer manager for Park Plaza Liquor & Deli, Northern Arizona’s largest bottle shop, and he said, “Thank you for getting Prescott on the list, this is amazing!”

In addition to Ratebeer.com’s recognition the preeminent mead blogger Paul Reiss also rated Berry White as the best mead in 2014. The founder of meadist.com, Reiss began his review of Berry White by stating, “Everything about Superstition’s Berry White is intense, full-bodied and robust. It’s like no mead I’ve ever tried, and incredibly delicious…This mead has soul.” http://meadist.com/mead-articles/top-five-best-reviewed-meads-2014/

Superstition Meadery’s rapid rise in the business of alcoholic craft beverages has been shining a light on the city of Prescott, a quaint Arizona jewel that now boasts five local craft breweries and an emerging foodie scene. Superstition’s products are available throughout Arizona, but to fully experience the best meads in the world you can visit the historic, renovated tasting room at Superstition Meadery located on the courthouse square in Prescott, Arizona 7 days a week. Superstition Meadery announced that the next batch of Berry White will be available this summer, and will be one product out of four in the new “White Series.”

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