2-26-19 Tonight we are getting together with Mike Manning, co-owner of The Colony Meadery in Allentown, PA. Mike is speaking at the AMMA MeadCon in two sessions, Session Meads, and Post Fermentation Mead Flavoring.
Mike has been brewing since 2001, and did his first mead in 2009, on Mead Day. He’s gone on to win a bunch of medals, and won BOS in Valhalla, resulting in a collaboration mead with Moonlight Meadery that is still a core mead with them.
When Mike did the collab, he was hooked, and eventually co-founded The Colony Meadery with Greg Heller-LaBelle. The Colony is making some pretty awesome meads.
Mike is a huge proponent of balance in meads, getting the a combination of flavors, acids and tannins using both during and post fermentation techniques to ensure his meads are ‘just right’. And he’s got the experience and medals to back it up.
We’ll be talking about what to expect at his talks in two weeks, as well as deliving into his ideas on mead balance and what works and what doesn’t.
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Show links and notes
- March 2 – Wild Blossom Meadery and Winery – Mardi Gras Silent Day Party
- March 3 – Heidrun Meadery – Crabfest
- March 12-14 – American Mead Makers Association MeadCon and Trade Show
- March 14-16 – Mazer Cup International Mead Competition and Mead Mixer Mead Tasting
- March 23 – Schramm’s Mead – Chrissie Brunch, in honor of Jean Schramm’s mother (ticketed event)
- March 30 – Starrlight Mead – Intermediate Mead Making Class
- March 30 – Brooklyn Women Homebrew Competition
- March 30 – Southern California Mead Alliance – Off Flavors Sensory Training
- April 5-6 – The Colony Meadery – Spring Wine Festival at Bear Creek
- April 6 – Meridian Hive Meadery – Run for Mead
- June 1 – Warped Pours II – Pour Harder – Metro South Homebrew League Homebrew Festival
- July 27 – Orcas Island Cider and Mead Festival
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