3-29-22 Tonight we’re talking with Pierre Rodrigue, home meadmaker in Alberta, Canada. Pierre has been with us before, he’s an  award winning meadmaker  who likes to work with juice, and like us, is a flavor maven.

Pierre has been fermenting wine since 1985. Early batches consisted of kits, and fruits and berries. As there weren’t a lot of publications then and zero internet, he learned a lot by trial and error. Pierre began mead making in the fall of 2016, and has won several medals and Best of Show at Canada’s Mellarius Cup.

His penchant for all juice meads is fairly well known on social media, where he moderates GotMead, Modern Mead Makers, Home Made Wine Making, and his own page, Mead and Wine Crafting.

In his spare time you can find him drawing, baking, cooking, curing and smoking meats, or long distance target shooting.

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Upcoming Shows
  • April 12 – RJ Cassle – Bragging Rooster Meadery in Warrenton, NC
  • April 26 – Rachel Lipman – Loew Vineyards
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Upcoming Events
  • Mar 31 – HoneyGirl Meadery, Durham, NC – Queen Bee Virtual Mead Tasting of 3 meads from HoneyGirl. Order your tasting kits to join in!
  • April 1 – Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT – Spring Mead and Read
  • April 2 – Starrlight Meadery, Pittsboro, NC – Sip and Paint with Cateleya Jewelry Studio
  • April 2-3 Mountain Run Winery, Culpeper, VA – Mead and Mayhem 2022 – 2 day full contact armored combat fighting event
  • April 3 – Starrlight Meadery, Pittsboro, NC – Honey and Mead Tasting Class
  • April 3 – Skål Beer Hall, Seattle, WA – Spring Mead Festival – seven local meaderies on hand to pour: Æsir Meadery – Everett, WA
    Artivem Mead – Bellingham, WA
    Ethereal Mead – Battleground, WA
    Hierophant Mead – Freeland, WA
    Contrivance Mead – Tukwila, WA
    Oppegaard Meadery – Tukwila, WA
    Thunderland Mead – Duvall, WA
  • April 3 – Meadiocrity Mead, San Marcos, CA – Sunday Sessions: Mead and Music
  • April 6 – Starrlight Meadery, Pittsboro, NC – Mead and Chocolate Class
  • April 9 – ARTifice Ales and Mead, Manheim, PA – 2022 Central PA Kiltcon!
  • April 9 – Meadiocrity Mead, San Marcos, CA – Viking Raiding Party! Walk MS Fundraiser
  • April 10 – Firefly Gathering, Barnardsville, NC – Magical Mead Making Class
  • April 12 – Battle and Brew, Sandy Springs, GA – Mead and Minis – paint minis and drink Viking Alchemist mead
  • April 23 – Potter Township VFD, Monaca, PA – Knights of the Round Table Mead Tasting Fundraiser
  • April 23 – Northerns Beekeeping Association, Pretoria, South Africa – Mead Making and Bee Venom Therapy Training Day
  • April 23 – Four Brothers Mead, Festus, MO – 2nd Annual Sigurblot – 40 vendors, live combat, blacksmithing, belly dancing, food trucks, live music
  • April 24 – American Mead Makers Association – Mead Matters #8 – Making Mead with Kveik
  • April 28 – Burke Mountain Brew, Springdale, AZ – Mead and Wine Tasting
  • April 30 – Haley’s Honey Meadery, Fredericksburg, VA – Smithing and Mead – Blacksmith and Bladesmith demos
  • May 15 – AleCraft Brewery, Bel Air, MD – Mead Making Class
  • May 21-22 – Honey and Pollination Center, UC Davis, Davis, CA – Mead: Getting Creative
  • May 22 – Manic Meadery, Crown Point, IN – Sugar Belt Mead Festival
  • May 28 – KVLT Mead, Tacoma, WA – Safeword! Kinky Queer Comedy Show
  • Aug 22-23 – American Mead Makers Association – MeadCon 2022 in Baltimore, MD – tickets on sale now!

You can buy mead online at https://shopmeads.com

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Vicky Rowe
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