Head Mazer’s is Here!



We are very excited to announce the return of Head Mazer’s, just in time for the holidays. Always a best-seller, we are proud to have it back in stock. If you were a fan already, you will be especially happy with this year’s release, as we have spent more time refining our process and believe this to be the best we have ever made. Shipping to stores this week, so stock up for the holidays. Wassail! – Ivar

Beginner Mead-making Class at Wild Mountain Bees – 11/5


We are excited to partner with Wild Mountain Bees in our first mead-making class at Wild Mountain Bees, Saturday November 5th from 10-2! Turn that fine honey into a delicious beverage that will keep you warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and happy year-round. In the beginner class, we will cover the following basics of mead-making:

History, Types and Classes of Mead

Equipment and Sanitation

Yeasts, Nutrients and Additives

Basic Formulas

Fermentation – Primary and Secondary

Clarification and Problem-solving


Storage and Serving

We will also demonstrate the initial, transfer, and bottling steps in the process and highlight the important things to ensure your first batch comes out delicious. Information on the class, contact:

Sarah Eshan McKinney
Wild Mountain Bees
425 Weaverville Highway
Asheville, NC 28804

Wassail! – Ivar


Celebrate Asheville Bee Week at 5 Walnut with B&B

Summer is always busy for us, and we love to get out and meet our fans. For Asheville Bee Week, 5 Walnut will be featuring our products, and for the first time, by the glass! Come out anytime starting this weekend, and running till next, for a taste of the “good stuff”. Head Mazer Ivar Schloz will also host a special tasting next Friday, June 24th in the evening hours, and will be available to answer any questions you have about the wonders of mead. Enjoy Bee Week! Wassail!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Charlotte Tastings – Whole Foods

WholeFood-SouthPark-Charlotte-by-Eileen-Nelis-1Howdy mead fans! We are excited to host two more tastings this Saturday, June 18, at the Charlotte-area Whole Foods locations. Charlotte (proper) store will be from 2-4, Huntersville from 5-7. Come on out and sample Blueberry-Ginger, Traditional Dry, and Carolina Cyser, and talk with owner and Head Mazer Ivar Schloz. We are running out of Cyser (to return in the Fall), so if you haven’t tried it yet, get some before it’s gone! Wassail!

Blueberry-Ginger is Here!

Isn’t it lovely? Tastes even better than it looks! In stores starting this week…



Tasting at Earth Fare South – Friday 12/18 4-7

Join us this Friday from 4-7 for our next tasting at Earth Fare on Hendersonville Rd. We will be sampling our latest — Blueberry-Ginger, and it’s a good one!



Bee & Bramble at Hickory Nut Gap! – Saturday 12/12, 2-4 pm

Let the tastings continue! Our neighbors at Hickory Nut Gap farm will be hosting Bee & Bramble this Saturday (12/12) from 2-4 pm. Great opportunity to stock up on mead and meats, the finest around!



Mead Tasting at Cork & Keg – Friday 12/11, 6-8 pm

We will have our next tasting at the Cork & Keg bar (Weinhaus) this Friday (12/11) from 6-8 pm. Afterwards, Café Sho will be playing some fine Cajun music for your dancing pleasure. Just the way to start the weekend!



B&B Tasting at Greenlife – Oct 26th, 4-6 pm


Time for another! Get out of the rain, and into the Asheville Greenlife today, from 4-6, for a taste of the good stuff. Last tasting before CiderFest!



B&B at CiderFest 2015!

Hey folks – time to get your CiderFest 2015 tickets before they sell out! We will be there with several varieties for tasting, Traditional Dry and Carolina Cyser on tap, and bottles for purchase. This is a super fun event and a great opportunity to celebrate Asheville’s Alt-Bev (i.e., “other than beer”) scene. Tickets available for purchase at CiderFest 2015 Website.


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