The first Saturday every August is the official AHA National Mead Day since it began in 2002. So we will be celebrating on August 6th at the home of Dan & Anne Hakes by brewing, tasting and talking about mead. For those of you who are new to mead making, we have some very experienced club members who will be happy to demonstrate and provide instructions on the process.
You of course are encouraged to brew your own batch or batches of mead as well! Please make sure to bring all of your own ingredients and supplies, though Dan has a water filter available so you do not need to bring your own water unless you choose to.
Some snacks will be provided and the Carriage House Taproom will be open. If you have some mead to share, bring it along. Beer is welcome too as well as any other munchies. Drop by, socialize, and watch how easy it is to make mead!
Location: 2379 W 21st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90018
Directions: Take the 10 freeway to Arlington Exit, Head North to Washington, 21st Street is closed to entry from Arlington, so enter the neighborhood from Washington at Cimerron, Right on Cimmaron to 21st St. Park anywhere in the neighborhood, and walk to Dan’s, though parking can be tough, so carpool if possible.
Our Club Only Competition for meads will be judged that day as well by our Competition Coordinator, Carl Townsend. You can bring your entries to Dan’s house or if you cannot attend Mead Day, please bring your entries to CCHBS by Friday August 5th and notify Carl at [email protected]. Three 12-oz bottles are needed, but if you don’t win, you can take back 2 of them. Also, please fill out an entry form at:
You can find more info on National Mead Day and sample recipes online at:
See you at Mead Day!
-Audrey & Mimi