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About this project

What is the J&J Miracle Meadery?

It is more then just the equipment or even the ingredients. It's about people  and a love of what they enjoy. It is about every person that ever picked up a comic book, or watched a western or enjoyed a good yarn be it fantasy noir or sci-fi. It's about making people smile and making happy. Mead is a drink of legend and fantasy but real something you can experience and taste. 

We already have a growing fan base up and down the east coast from bringing our samples to the Steampunk and SCI Fi/ Fantasy conventions. 

We are one of the if not first themed meaderies. Our theme is a Steam Punk ascetic. 

What is mead?  

It has been described as nectar of the gods. It is the origin of the word Honeymoon, Simply it is honey and water fermented. It can be dry or sweet depending on your taste.

We specialize in two types of mead Methoglins (Herbal infused blends) and Melomels (fruit infused mead)

Our Mead

Here are some examples of what we have produced and will continue to produce. We will always look to expand our lines as we grow and have several new recipes that we will introduce as we grow. 

This is early bottle of what would become Freya sent by a fan who wanted to introduce her friends to Mead. (She said it also went excellent with the cheese which she neglected to tell me what it was. Her description was "This was effing delicious.")  

Early label and Name.
Early label and Name.

The next one is our 21 a Ginger Cinnamon Blend

21 Because you've waited long enough
21 Because you've waited long enough

Here is our mead on display at a tasting we hosted. 

21 our Ginger Cinnamon, Freya a Chamomile blend, Black powder with a touch of Black Pepper and other spices. Odin Stök fully Fermented Buckwheat honey Mead. 

So much deliciousness!
So much deliciousness!

Mead isn't just for drinking!

That's right you can use it for cooking!

Mead Marinated Chops with Mead cheese Sauce & Shells
Mead Marinated Chops with Mead cheese Sauce & Shells
Beef in And Chicken in a seasoned Mead sauce and Rice with Mead added during the cooking.
Beef in And Chicken in a seasoned Mead sauce and Rice with Mead added during the cooking.

Currently we are also working on Cheese Cake Made with our 21 mead a ginger cinnamon Mead Cheese cake. That sets my mouth to water just thinking about it. 

There are so many things you can cook using our mead many of the herbal blends work very well with many dishes. The Melomels can make excellent deserts and can compliment many types of meat. Yes you can even use it in vegetarian dishes. 

One thing on our agenda is when we get to a certain point we are looking to produce a Kosher mead to expand it's cooking potential. 

Who are the Miracle Mead Men?

Jon,Jason, and Darkan are the face of the Miracle meadery those three strapping lads in the video. We travel around to spread the word about our mead at conventions, that go along with our Steampunk theme as well as other genres we like. 

More then Mead a whole universe is what your helping build!

We have created a fictional universe to play in where we will be  featured in books, comics, song, and eventually video. 

Our fictionalized selves are a major plot twist in a new novel. 

The Red Caps Queen by 

—Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Award-winning author and editor of the Bad-Ass Faeries Anthologies

We have also been approached to help produce an Anthology of the fictionalized adventures of the Miracle Mead Men. 

Who Likes our Mead?

 Well lets take a look shall we? 

Professor Phil Foglio
Professor Phil Foglio

Yes the good professor and his lovely wife Kaja like our mead. 

So much he did this for us 

DOT'S GOOT SCHTUFF!
DOT'S GOOT SCHTUFF!

It's a Sparky kind of thing!

What this is for? 

We are raising the funds for the home stretch covering all of the state and federal requirements to operate Meadery in our home state and more importantly having the ability to ship when all is said and done. 

What do you get? 

Besides all the great stuff to the right. 

* You get to be part of history, Mead is making a come back in a big way and our efforts and efforts of those like us will make it happen. 

* You are supporting small business making something that can grow and help employ people. 

 * You get to help create something that hasn't been done this way before. 

* With your help we will raise awareness of the plight of the honey Bee and how seriousness the problems that can cause. 

Ok I think this fits in this section here is the mock up of the Minion patch. 

Orignial Minion Patch
Orignial Minion Patch

The Digital Wanted posters

This is a fine looking crew of Reprobates.
This is a fine looking crew of Reprobates.

These will be full size 8.5 x 11 digital images. 

The fantasy book we are currently in and part of our reward tiers

by Danielle Ackley-Mcphail yes we are in it.
by Danielle Ackley-Mcphail yes we are in it.


Stretch Goals

Risks and challenges

From the events we've hosted there is a huge demand already for our product. One of the biggest challenges we will face is keeping up with that demand and future demand. This is something we have considered from the outset. We have a clear plan on how to upscale and produce to meet that demand within 2 years or sooner depending on the level of funding. Our brewing methods allow for a relatively short turn around time without a loss of quality.
We also use a local wholesale honey distributor so we can scale up to demand with access to raw ingredients, this includes bottling and labels. Each one of our stretch goals that we meet we have a business plan in place to optimize our funding to use it to grow and expand.
For distribution we have been working on a variety of venues that are all ready to carry our product once we have the capacity.
On the themed side we have to keep the stories interesting we are working with artists and writers to continue to expand our fictional adventures and also help promote our product.
We know the delays that we will face for label approval before we can ship. We have taken this into account by making sure we have the proper legal help to minimize any delays from production to retail. We will also make sure that we have the ability to stock our mead so as soon as we have label approval we get the labels get them on the bottles and into the hands of people that love our product. We are prepared to work the long hours drive all the miles and carry the cases. We are fully dedicated to our dream and our ideal.

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    Several of our higher rewards mention inclusion in Miracle Mead Fictions. Well here is an additional reward that shows we aren't kidding you will get a signed copy of The Redcaps' Queen. It will be signed by the author and the 3 Miracle Mead men. You will also get a a signed copy of the next book to feature a major appearance of the Miracle Mead Men signed by the Miracle Mead Men at least. Previous rewards mentioned as well.

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    You will become a significant antagonist character in our Miracle Mead Universe.
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    We will custom design a limited edition seasonal Mead to your preference and how you name it as long as it fits the guidelines for label approval.
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