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11-7-17 We’re back with another edition of Making Modern Mead. And we’re headed back to Australia, to talk with Steve Kirby, owner of Stone Dog Meadery  in Yarra, New South Wales, Australia. Steve is a braggot monster, and makes a lot of them.

Steve started brewing in 1990, and his first attempt at fermenting was a plum wine made in his parents’ laundry and he’s been brewing ever since. Along the way he has been mentored by champion amateur and commercial brewers, been awarded both gold and silver medals in NSW state competitions and gold in the 2014 National homebrew championship (mead category) as well as having one of his beers showcased in that year’s gala dinner.

He’s been brewing mead for 5 years now after first being introduced to it through the Society for Creative Anachronism, and is a bear for braggots. He’s making a lot of braggot for his meadery, Stone Dog, in Australia.


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Vicky Rowe

Vicky Rowe has been active as a promoter and supporter of the mead industry since the mid-90's with Gotmead.com, and is totally serious about seeing the mead industry take its rightful place as a popular craft beverage on the world recreational drinking stage.

She is also an experienced marketing coach and consultant who has recently decided to focus her marketing expertise exclusively on the craft beverage market to help meaderies, cideries, breweries and distilleries expand their business and get more customers while doing what they love.
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