Bob SlanziTonight at 9PM ET, we’re hanging out with Bob Slanzi, beekeeper, meadmaker, industry influencer and general all around pretty cool guy. We’re going to ramble around and talk mead both here in the US and in Europe.

Bob Slanzi has been keeping bees and making award winning meads for years He is very active in the meadmaking, homebrew and beekeeping communities, having held offices in both his clubs in NY in the past. he is the past president of the Home Governing Committee of the American Mead Makers Association, and very active in helping bring the word of mead to everyone. He is the person who set up and maintains the monthly deals the American Mead Makers Association has for members. Bob was a speaker at the 2022 European Mead Makers Association Conference and judged at their Mead Madness Cup mead competition.

He is known for his meads, and isn’t afraid to try new flavors, like seaweed or toasted walnuts. Bob likes to experiment, and talks about layering flavors in meads to get the result you want.

Join us as we talk with and chat about what he’s making, and what he’s seen and learned.

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If you want to ask your mead making questions, you can call us at 803-443-MEAD (6323) or send us a question via email, or via Twitter @GotmeadNow and we’ll tackle it online! 9PM EDT/6PM PDT Join us on live chat during the show Bring your questions and your mead, and let’s talk mead! You can call us at 803-443-MEAD (6323), or Skype us at meadwench (please friend me first and say you’re a listener, I get tons of Skype spam), or tweet to @gotmeadnow.

Upcoming Shows
Show links and notes
Upcoming Events
  • May 25 – Oppegaard Meadery, Tukwila, WA – Mead Tasting at Mariblu Southcenter – Active Adult Living 55+
  • May 25 – KingsView Mead & Cider, Lebanon, PA – Lebo Fun Run
  • May 26 – KingsView Mead and Cider, Lebanon, PA – music by Derrick Beattie
  • May 27 – KVLT Mead, Tacoma, WA – Beyond the Grid – music
  • May 28 – KVLT Mead, Tacoma, WA – Safeword! Kinky Queer Comedy Show
  • May 28 – Starrlight Mead, Pittsboro, NC – A Visit with CLAWS – Wildlife rehabilitation
  • May 28 – Four Brothers Mead, Festus, MO – Memorial Day Party
  • May 29 – WildFlyer Mead, Navasota, TX – Social Knit – knit, crochet and crafting (and mead)
  • May 30 – Bryant’s Dry Cider, Richmond, VA – Magic and Mead Mondays – play Magic The Gathering and drink mead
  • May 31 – ARTifice Ales and Mead, Manheim, PA – Tuesday Night Trivia!
  • June 1 – KingView Mead, Mt. Lebanon, PA – Buzzworthy Trivia Night
  • June 3 – 1912 Brewing, Tucson, AZ – Mead and Music, featuring Superstition Mead
  • June 3 – Windchaser Meadery, Williamsburg, VA – Advanced Meadmaking class
  • June 4 – Four Brothers Mead, Festus, MO – Zoe Vox music
  • June 9 – WildFlyer Mead, Navasota, TX – Book club – Jurassic Park
  • June 10 – Wyrd Leather and Mead, Portland, OR – Wyrd’s Moving Castle – a themed ambiance organized around the works of Miyazaki and the beloved Japanese culture
  • June 10-13 Kvlt Mead, Tacoma, WA – Legions of the Order – Metal Band Festival – 3 day convocation for the Order of the Black arts
  • June 13-19 – Maine Mead Works, Portland, ME – Mead and Cheese Pairing all week
  • June 15 – KingView Mead, Mt. Lebanon, PA – Buzzworthy Name that Tune
  • June 18 – Batch Mead, Temecula, CA – Free Axe Throwing at the Mead Hall
  • June 22 – KVLT Mead, Tacoma, WA – Decay and Decadence 2022 – a Metal Band evening
  • Aug 22-23 – American Mead Makers Association – MeadCon 2022 in Baltimore, MD – tickets on sale now!

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