Saturday Farmers’ Market Vendor Feature: Humblebee Meadery
This week at our fall fair, we are featuring Humblebee Meadery, founded and handcrafted right here in Vancouver! This local business is mixing incredible flavours like saffron and orange with gifts from the humble honeybee. What is mead, you ask? Read on to find out more about this innovative local business and their delicious mead.
Who is Humblebee Meadery?
The two humans behind Humblebee Mead are Jeff Gillham and Pierre Vacheresse. They wanted to bring back mead, one of the oldest alcoholic beverages, back to the table updated with their 21st century twist!
What is mead?
Mead is a light, refreshing, gluten-free alcoholic drink made from fermented honey!
What’s special about humblebee?
Humblebee has re-crafted this drink that has been around for centuries to suit the 21st century palate. The resulted desired beverage is through the infusion more aromatic flavours, carbonation and an alcoholic volume of 5.5%.
What are the different flavours to choose from?
There’s the original “The Bees Knees”, which was their first Eureka moment, and “The Champion of the Sun” came after that, which has an amber colour and floral flavour profile. They have also partnered up with Wayward Distillery, another vendor you can find at the UBC farm this season, creating several cocktail recipes for your enjoyment on their website!
Where else can I find Humblebee Meadery?
They are located at 1575 Vernon Drive in Vancouver, but within Vancouver, they also have retail locations at several private liquor store, as well as in restaurants such as Storm Crow Alehouse and Burgoo! Check their website for more details of specific retail locations.
If you want to learn more about Humblebee Meadery, check them out on instagram, facebook or their website. They will be at the UBC Farm Saturday Farmers’ Market next on September 15, September 29, and October 20, 2018. Learn more about other market vendors and topics on our Saturday Farmers’ Market blog! These weekly market blog posts are linked from our newsletter when they are posted; to get regular updates, make sure to join our newsletter here.